Affordable Housing for All


Mayor Cassie Franklin has directed City staff to pursue the following three initiatives:

  1. Implement the Rethink Housing engagement process and develop a citywide housing action plan by June 30, 2021
  2. improve procedures and permitting requirements to ensure Everett is a friendly, attractive place for investors to develop housing
  3. Aggressively address homelessness and support housing stability in 2021

Mayoral Directive: Affordable Housing for All (PDF)

On Nov. 17, 2020, Mayor Franklin issued a mayoral directive to address the housing and homelessness crisess impacting our city and the region.

"Homelessness remains a challenge in our community as well and the current public health pandemic is exacerbating conditions. Programs and services that support those experiencing homelessness have been reduced and public buildings have been closed. There is a great need for expanded shelter capacity and additional supportive housing.– Mayor Franklin