The City of Battle Ground received a grant from the Department of Commerce to complete a Housing Action Plan. A Housing Action Plan identifies community housing needs and identifies ways the City can support development that is needed to build and strengthen our community.
As the community grows, its needs for housing grows with it. Housing is not just about shelter, but creating a strong community and sense of home. Battle Ground’s Housing Action Plan (HAP) will assess local housing needs, identify policy strategies and implementation actions to increase local housing supply.
The city, a team of consultants, and stakeholders worked together compiling and reviewing information through survey responses, interviews with community members, and housing data. This resulted in Battle Ground's first Housing Needs Assessment (HNA). After determining the City's housing gaps, we researched strategies that work well within our community and compiled this analysis into a Housing Action Plan draft.
Where we are now
The City is reviewing strategies to help address the housing needs found in Battle Ground. These potential strategies were developed based on community survey responses, interviews with housing experts, housing data, and current city policies.
Planning Commission and City Council will be holding public hearings to continue to hear input from citizens. More information can be found on the city's calendar.