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Housing Action Plan: Residents

  1. Over the past decade Cowlitz County has experienced incredible population growth. Housing has become both difficult to afford and difficult to find, for all income levels. From 2010 to 2018, the county on average gained 6,342 people, a 0.75% growth rate per year. The fastest years of growth have been 2015-2019, during these years, the county has grown by 1761 new residents each year.
  2. In Spring 2020 the county applied for funding to complete a Housing Action Plan. The intent of the Housing Action Plan is to identify the need for housing in Cowlitz County and identify code, zoning, or process changes that could increase housing development. This process includes the production of:
  3. Housing Needs Assessment - Fall 2020; Community Outreach - Winter 2021; Drafting the Housing Action Plan - Spring 2021; Adoption of the Housing Action Plan - Summer 2021
  4. Your responses to this survey will remain anonymous. If you would like to receive project updates via email and receive a summary of the survey results, please provide your email address below.
  5. What is your age group?
  6. What income level does your household fall into?
  7. How long have you lived in your current home in Cowlitz County?
  8. Which of the following most closely describes your current housing situation?
  9. Are there Children or Youth under 18 living in your household?
  10. In which building type do you currently live?
  11. How big is the housing unit you currently live in?
  12. How satisfied are you with your current housing fitting you or your family's needs?
  13. Think of a young adult in your community. Where do you believe they will be living in 5 years?
  14. What type of housing units do you think young adults in your community will be living in in 5 years?
  15. Do you believe that housing availability will affect where young adults in your community will live in the future?
  16. What factors do you think will affect where young adults in your community will live in the future? (select all that apply)
  17. Do you believe that young adults in your community leaving for military, college, or trade school the will return to your community?
  18. When thinking about your current housing over the next 2-3 years, are you looking to make any of the following changes?
  19. How affordable do you think housing in Cowlitz County is for you and your household's needs?
  20. How affordable do you think housing in Cowlitz County is for the Broader Community?
  21. Should regulations be loosened to allow more homes? (Check all that apply)
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