Housing Policy Summit 2021

Women in Business Seminar 2023


Date: December 2, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Centralia College

Why we’re doing:

  • We have a housing crisis in Lewis County
  • Supply extremely low: 1.1 months’ supply
  • Homeowner vacancy rate at 1.7, rental at 4.5%
  • 69% decrease in supply from 2012 to 2021
  • 127% increase in median sale prices from 2012 to 2021
  • Solutions need to be cross-jurisdictional
  • Policy approaches taken in one jurisdiction impacts others
  • Desire to take a regional approach

What we’re doing:

  • Convening locally elected leaders across Lewis County
  • Jurisdictions send 1-2 representatives
  • Using safety protocols in response to Covid
  • Our purpose is to educate ourselves and have shared knowledge

We’ll cover specific topics

  • Lewis County Housing Situation Assessment
  • The housing pipeline and role of different types of housing
  • The local government housing policy toolkit
  • Focus is on educating ourselves on this topic and then understanding our policy toolkit