- Calls for Action
REALTOR® Call for Action!
Washington state, including Snohomish County, has been hard-hit by a lack of affordable housing opportunities, which has impacted buyers, sellers & renters. According to the U.S. Census, in 2018, nearly 99,000 households in Snohomish County were cost-burdened—meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs. And that number has only increased since then! Families in all income groups are struggling to find home-ownership opportunities.
- Young people can’t afford to live in the county they grew up in.
- Seniors who want to downsize and stay in the community they call home have few options.
- Low-income families lack access to quality housing.
Everyone benefits from more affordable housing opportunities. Having access to quality, affordable housing is critical for economic stability and future mobility, as well as healthy, thriving communities.
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.