Sumner-Bonney Lake Housing Action Plan

NOTE: The September 9th Advisory Committee Meeting was canceled due to the wildfire, evacuations, power and internet outages. The meeting has been rescheduled for September 30th, 2020.

Our region needs more housing, and we want to make sure that everyone has a place to live in the community. Given this pressing need, the Cities of Bonney Lake and Sumner have teamed up to develop a plan to provide more housing types, which means more options for everyone.

Together, we’re drafting two important elements to ensure everyone has a place to live: a Housing Needs Assessment and the Housing Action Plan

NOTE: The September 9th Advisory Committee Meeting was canceled due to the wildfire, evacuations, power and internet outages. The meeting has been rescheduled for September 30th, 2020.

Our region needs more housing, and we want to make sure that everyone has a place to live in the community. Given this pressing need, the Cities of Bonney Lake and Sumner have teamed up to develop a plan to provide more housing types, which means more options for everyone.

Together, we’re drafting two important elements to ensure everyone has a place to live: a Housing Needs Assessment and the Housing Action Plan (HAP). These documents will consider demographics, income levels, and other social and economic factors in developing clear, actionable strategies to meet current and projected housing needs.

First, the Housing Needs Assessment helps both cities understand

  • How affordable (or not) housing is today
  • How the cities are expected to grow in the future
  • What kind of housing will meet current and future needs.

Based upon these results, the second part, the Housing Action Plan, will help each city develop strategies to ensure they offer the right supply of housing to meet future demand at all income levels. Ideas for increased options for housing could include:

  • Providing a varied of housing types (e.g. duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and other multi-family developments)
  • Small-lot development
  • Accessory dwelling units (e.g. backyard cottages, tiny houses)
  • Tax incentives for building affordable housing
  • Minimize displacing residents who are low-income

This project is funded through a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce.

To accomplish this, we have the assistance of an Advisory Committee, but we also need to hear from you, whether your live or work in Sumner or Bonney Lake.


HOUSING ACTION PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Stacey Crnich, Bonney Lake Food Bank
  • David Dearth, Dobler Development
  • Andy Elfers, City of Sumner Planning Commission
  • Marilee Hill-Anderson, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District
  • Jeff Kreel, Whispering Hills
  • Tina Maier, The Chamber Collective
  • Todd McKellips, Seattle Tiny Homes
  • Sam Newell, New Hope Community Church
  • Tiffany Rhyner, Sumner Food Bank
  • Jenny Simoneaux, Sumner Senior Center
  • Debbie Stous-Boyd, City of Bonney Lake Planning Commission
  • Sam Suznevich, Sumner Rotary
  • Tonya Tunnell-Thornhill, Exodus Housing
  • Seth Wagner, Adult family home operator
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