Washington County Sees Affordability Grant

Last week, the Metro Council awarded Washington County a $97,500 grant to help study the barriers in affordable housing development and produce viable solutions.

The county has allocated the funds towards its Department of Land Use and Transportation to update their current regulations, put some solutions into action, as well as help fund the start of a 48-unit low-income housing project off Cornell Road and Murray Boulevard in Cedar Mill.  Excited, to finally have a grant available to accelerate their current initiatives, Andy Duyck, the County Chairman, stated that “people throughout our region are struggling with housing affordability issues, and will greatly benefit from having a variety of housing options.”

This grant will also go towards other County-led housing affordability efforts, such as the Aloha Tomorrow Planning Project.