Sammamish seeks local input to address housing gaps

The city has launched a community survey to gather input for the housing strategy plan.

The city of Sammamish needs local input as it develops its strategic plan to address key housing gaps in the community.

The city has launched a community survey to gather input for the housing strategy plan- Sammamish Home Grown. The purpose and objective of Sammamish Home Grown is to guide the implementation of the goals and policies adopted in the Housing Element of the Comprehensive Plan.

The strategies included in the plan will be developed around five categories that align with the goals and policies in the Housing Element of the Comprehensive Plan: Housing Supply and Variety, Neighborhood Vitality and Character, Housing Affordability, Housing for People with Special Needs, and Regional Collaboration.

The city of Sammamish’s current Housing Strategy Plan was adopted in 2006. Sammamish Home Grown will serve as a work plan that helps staff transform policies into near-term actions and determine priorities for the preferred strategies.

Sammamish Home Grown will identify the strategies and actions that align with the City’s policies and address key housing gaps. The policy direction established in the Comprehensive Plan is broad and covers a twenty-year timeframe; Sammamish Home Grown will distill that into the most important actions to be taken in a shorter timeframe of roughly five years.

City staff are working in coordination with A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) staff in preparing Sammamish Home Grown. The Planning Commission, Human Services Commission, and City Council will have the opportunity to provide substantive input and direction to staff. There will also be ample opportunity for public input to further inform the development of Sammamish Home Grown.

Survey responses must be received by midnight on Tuesday, April 10. For more information regarding Sammamish Home Grown – A Plan for People, Housing, and Community – visit the project website at, or contact Doug McIntyre at