A shortage of housing is a very real crisis in Kitsap County. By our calculations, we are as of today, short of demand by approximately 20,115 housing units. This has resulted in the cost of housing now being roughly double what Unites States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) deems as “affordable,11 both to buy and to rent. We have solutions.
Kitsap Alliance, Kitsap Home Builders Association and Kitsap Real Estate Brokers Association request an in-person working group meeting with the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission, and the Kitsap County housing specialist to identify means of reducing the current high cost of housing and eliminating the deficit in housing supply.