Community members are invited to participate in the Rethink Housing initiative, a multi-year effort to develop a community-wide housing action plan that will include strategies for addressing the housing needs for current and future Everett residents

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Council approves Housing Action Plan

The City Council approved the Rethink Housing Action Plan on October 6, 2021 under Resolution 7700. 

Rethink Housing Action Plan - Final
Housing Committee Recommendation
Planning Commission Support Resolution for Rethink Housing Action Plan

Committee Recommended Rethink Housing Action Plan

The Housing Action Plan is a set of short- and long-term recommended strategies intended to address the housing needs of the community. This Plan was developed as part of the Mayoral Directive issued in December 2020.  The Rethink Housing Advisory Committee recommended the Final Draft Action Plan on June 3, 2021.

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Latest news and updates

  • Aug. 26, 1:00 p.m.: "How does housing get built". An experienced panel of housing developers explore the challenges and opportunities faced by the development community in building both affordable and market-rate housing in Everett. Watch on YouTube Live or Facebook Live
  • Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m.: Everett gains a national perspective to address homelessness with keynote speaker President & CEO Nan Roman of National Alliance to End Homelessness. Watch the recording here.
  • Dec. 8, 6 p.m.: Housing for all with keynote speaker former Governor Christine Gregoire. Watch the recording here.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: City announces Rethink Housing action plan forum and chat series. 
  • Nov. 17, 2020: Mayor Cassie Franklin issued a mayoral directive on housing for all.