Supportive Housing

The Everett City Council adopted a moratorium on supportive housing projects in single family zones on June 12, 2019. The code, originally adopted in 2016, allows supportive housing in single family zones only on land owned by a public agency. On July 10, 2019, the City Council held a public hearing on the moratorium, as required by State law, and provided the following direction to staff and the Planning Commission to specifically consider and address in review of the current regulations:

  • Types of supportive housing and management models I management plan requirements for each
  • Allow in single-family zones but with standards consistent with character of single-family zone
  • Public notice earlier in the process
  • Off-street parking standards
  • Need for sidewalks for pedestrian safety
  • Access / proximity to transit and frequency of transit service
  • Building height and density
  • Proximity to social services
  • Project review process- hearing examiner or city council
  • Definition of supportive housing
  • Open space / green space
  • Enforcement of conditions
  • Impacts to neighborhood

Planning Commission held two public workshops and a public hearing to review and make a recommendation to City Council on potential amendments to the City's land use regulations for supportive housing in single family residential zones.

What's Next

On November 13, 2019, a City Council Briefing is scheduled to discuss potential amendments to the Zoning Code regulations for "supportive Housing."  A City Council public hearing is scheduled on December 4, 2019.  

Background Documents