Tacoma is starving for affordable housing, and efforts to fill the void are lagging
The local housing authority’s wait list for affordable units is set to open again next month. Thousands already are waiting, and that number is expected to grow.
Brandon Wirth, media representative for Tacoma Housing Authority, put the affordable housing supply in Tacoma this way: “If this were food, there would be a widespread malnutrition with pockets of starvation.”
Against that backdrop, it’s worth examining what the city’s Affordable Action Strategy has accomplished, and how much is left to do.