City Council Work Session - AMENDED

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Meeting Date: 06/08/2021  
From: Leah Bloom, Affordable Housing Advancement Project Manager
Department: Community Development  

Update regarding Flagstaff's 10 Year Housing Plan
Informational only. 
Affordable, accessible, and decent housing is of critical importance to a community’s health and viability. On December 1, 2020, the City Council declared a Housing Emergency in Flagstaff, prioritizing affordable housing within City operations to create safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities for all community members. The Housing Plan will define the housing emergency in Flagstaff and will provide goals and strategies to reduce it. As the City implements the Flagstaff 10 Year Housing Plan, the objective is to substantially increase the number of available and affordable housing options for all Flagstaff residents at all income levels.
This update to City Council includes the work that has gone into creating the 10 Year Housing Plan thus far, to recognize the Informal Working Group’s dedication and involvement, to share the overarching draft goals created by the Informal Working Groups, and to review the 10 Year Housing Plan’s timeline moving forward.
  • NH.1. Foster and maintain healthy and diverse urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods in the Flagstaff region.
    • Policy NH.1.1. Preserve and enhance existing neighborhoods.
  • NH.3. Make available a variety of housing types at different price points,to provide housing opportunity for all economic sectors.
    • Policy NH.3.1. Provide a variety of housing types throughout the City and region, including purchase and rental options, to expand the choices available to meet the financial and lifestyle needs of our diverse population.
    • Policy NH.3.2. Promote accessory dwelling units, where appropriate.
    • Policy NH.3.3. Increase the availability of affordable housing for very low-income persons, through innovative and effective funding mechanisms.
    • Policy NH.3.4. Reuse former brownfield, vacant buildings, and commercial buildings to provide new mixed-use and/or housing options.
    • Policy NH.3.5. Encourage and incentivize affordable housing.
    • LU.4. Balance housing and employment land uses with the preservation and protection of our unique natural and cultural setting.
    • LU.13. Increase the variety of housing options and expand opportunities for employment and neighborhood  shopping within all suburban neighborhoods.

Update 10 Year Housing Plan Presentation


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