The HTH use is a legal use in Redmond and fulfills a need for housing for all. During the last legislative session, a new law (House Bill 1220) was passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Inslee which preempts the City’s authority to prohibit transitional housing or permanent supportive housing in any zones where residential dwelling units or hotels are allowed. This article helps explain House Bill 1220 and its impact on communities - MRSC - Changing Your Zoning Code to Accommodate Housing and Shelters for the Homeless. As a result, the City is playing a supporting rather than a lead role in the program rollout. The City of Redmond values being a welcoming community that is committed to promoting a variety of housing choices for all and meeting the housing needs of people who require supportive services, including those experiencing homelessness. The City’s commitment to supportive community services can be reviewed on the Redmond THRIVE webpage at www.redmond.gov/Thrive. In addition, the City has recently completed a comprehensive Housing Action Plan, available here, which outlines the need for housing for all income levels. Individuals experiencing homelessness live among us now, in bushes and cars throughout our community. Redmond is committed to progressively meeting the humanitarian crisis that faces us in partnership with King County.