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43.185B.007  <<  43.185B.009 >>   43.185B.010


The objectives of the Washington housing policy act shall be to attain the state's goal of a decent home in a healthy, safe environment for every resident of the state by strengthening public and private institutions that are able to:
(1) Develop an adequate and affordable supply of housing for all economic segments of the population, including the destitute;
(2) Identify and reduce the causal factors preventing the state from reaching its goal;
(3) Assist very low-income and special needs households who cannot obtain affordable, safe, and adequate housing in the private market;
(4) Encourage and maintain homeownership opportunities;
(5) Reduce life-cycle housing costs while preserving public health and safety;
(6) Preserve the supply of existing affordable housing;
(7) Provide housing for special needs populations;
(8) Ensure fair and equal access to the housing market;
(9) Increase the availability of mortgage credit at low interest rates; and
(10) Coordinate and be consistent with the goals, objectives, and required housing element of the comprehensive plan in the state's growth management act in RCW 36.70A.070.


FindingsConflict with federal requirementsEffective date2005 c 484: See RCW 43.185C.005, 43.185C.901, and 43.185C.902.
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