Thank you to all who participated in the development of recommendations to address housing quality and affordability in Spokane. Please find the final report of the Mayor's Housing Quality Task Force and additional related documents below.
The Task Force concluded their work September 21, 2016 by presenting the final list of priority recommendations to Mayor David Condon. Next steps in the process include establishing a steering committee and subsequent work groups to further drive the implementation of the recommendations, set to begin January 2017. The development and implementation process will require additional public engagement and coordination between city departments and local agencies. An all convene meeting of the Task Force will be scheduled the second quarter of 2017 and will include a progress update of the recommendations at that time.
The objective of the Housing Quality Task Team is to align City investments, resources and policies to support safe, quality housing and mixed-income neighborhoods. The team will review current programs and policies that address housing conditions, abate chronic nuisance properties, drive investments in new and rehabilitated housing and respond to abandoned and/or foreclosed homes.
The Task Team will focus in six key areas of single-family housing:
Success of the Task Team means:
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