There is a housing affordability crisis in Washington impacting buyers, sellers, and renters. Growing pressure and demand for housing leads to skyrocketing prices and low housing supply. Families in all income groups are struggling to find home-ownership opportunities. This impacts every part of the housing and rental markets in Washington.
According to the University of Washington's Center for Real Estate Research, first-time buyers in Snohomish County face home prices that are nearly double what they can afford.
We need to work with our state and local elected officials to solve this growing crisis in our communities, which includes educating lawmakers about real world impacts on all Washingtonians.
SCCAR has launched a local "Unlock the Door for Affordable Homeownership" campaign to address the housing affordability crisis. This page will be updated to inform members on how they can get involved and take action:
City of Lynnwood
The City of Lynnwood is creating a Housing Action Plan to make sure that a variety of housing is available and affordable for people of all incomes in Lynnwood. Make your voice heard and help kick off the project by sharing your experience living or working in Lynnwood. Your input will help the City to develop a Plan based on first-hand input from the community it will serve. Click this link to share your thoughts.
Our County Hill Day has been postponed. Date & time is TBD.
Join us for an amazing time of speaking with the Snohomish County Council and the Snohomish County Executive about our year's legislative priorities.
Meet-up with fellow Realtors® from SCCAR's Board of Directors as well as members from our Government Affairs/RPAC Committee. We will first meet at the SCCAR office (3201 Broadway, Suite E, Everett, WA 98201) to briefly go over the talking points then walk up to the County offices.
Join us at our regular monthly Government Affairs Committee meeting, prior to Hill Day, as we discuss the details. Our GA meetings are at the SCCAR office in Everett (3201 Broadway, Suite E, Everett, WA 98201). Check our Committee Page to learn more about dates & times.