Housing Action Plan


The Housing Action Plan has been adopted!  

On May 24, 2021, the Lynnwood City Council unanimously adopted the Housing Action Plan(PDF, 4MB) through Resolution 2021-05(PDF, 244KB). City staff will continue working with the community and City leadership to implement the plan. 

Housing Action Plan Details

The Housing Action Plan(PDF, 4MB) is a policy document that forms Lynnwood’s five-year goals and strategies to promote housing options that are safe and affordable for all community members.  

Lynnwood needs housing options that meet the needs of the entire community. This plan was created by evaluating the City’s ongoing efforts, analyzing Lynnwood’s current and future housing needs, and collaborating with the community. It is the result of hundreds of conversations, survey responses, and other methods of community feedback. 

The plan has four main goals and ten strategies that, when implemented, will help Lynnwood reach its goals. 

Housing Action Plan Goals

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Housing Action Plan Strategies

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For more information or to receive project updates visit the project website or contact Kristen Holdsworth at 425-670-5409 or planning@lynnwoodwa.gov.  

Project Background


  • The Housing Action Plan is a policy document and implementation guide to address current and future housing needs of the Lynnwood community.  A Housing Action Plan (HAP) uses an equity lens to develop clear, actionable strategies to meet current and projected housing needs. Washington State law requires the HAP identify strategies to encourage construction of:
  • A greater variety of housing types; and
  • Housing at prices that are accessible to people with a wide range of incomes.


  • Housing affordability is a high priority for Lynnwood residents and elected officials. While several housing policies and programs are occurring in the City of Lynnwood, there is a need for an updated coordinated housing strategy. 
  • To address these issues the City of Lynnwood applied for and received a $100,000 grant from the Department of Commerce (under ES2HB 1923) to develop the Housing Action Plan.


  • This plan is for all of Lynnwood - including current and future residents. This summer we asked kids at Kamp Kookamunga to tell us how they envision Lynnwood's future. Here's what they said people about where people will live:  


The Department of Commerce requires the Housing Action Plan be adopted by June 2021. The timeline below identifies project milestones.

Community engagement is an important goal of this project and the City has explored alternative public engagement methods that comply with Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. project schedule.PNG

Documents + Presentations

Housing Action Plan Documents

City Council Updates 

Planning Commission Updates

Stakeholder Advisory Group Meetings

Virtual Open House Meeting #1 - Housing Needs Assessment (recordings of meetings)

Virtual Open House #2 - Strategies (Youtube Informational Video)

Background Research

Get Involved!

Lynnwood’s community includes a wide range of residents and households with unique needs and challenges. The City wants to hear from the community to develop the HAP so that the housing strategies reflect all residents and are based on community members’ knowledge of Lynnwood’s strengths and challenges.

The Housing Action Plan will be shaped by prior planning efforts, data, analysis, and an inclusive public process. In response to public health considerations for COVID-19, in-person community engagement will be postponed until further notice. However, there are other ways to get involved:

  • We Want to Hear from You! Email us or send us a letter (20816 44th Ave W, Suite 230, Lynnwood WA 98036).
  • Sign up to receive email announcements about this project. Select “Housing Action Plan” to receive project updates. If you already receive City of Lynnwood emails, be sure to update your preferences. 

Learn More

The Development and Business Services Department is the project lead for the Housing Action Plan. To learn more, reach out to the project manager Kristen Holdsworth, AICP, Senior Planner at kholdsworth@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5409