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Director: Jennifer Johnson




More and more Skagit County residents say local housing issues have reached a crisis state. Purchasing a home is out of reach for many families while monthly rents stretch household budgets. The local homeless population is increasing. There is a shortfall in area housing for people with a wide range of incomes. Many people who were once financially comfortable now struggle – taking money away from basics in order to keep a roof over their heads.

Skagit County HOME Consortium Tri-County Consolidated Plan

Housing: The first step in healing

Measuring Local Homelessness & Our Response

Your Input Helps

Please follow the link below and complete the survey, which is available in both English and Spanish. After you have completed the survey, we encourage you to forward it to your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues. For questions regarding this survey, please contact the Housing Division of Skagit County Public Health at (360)416-1500.


Skagit County Housing Action Plan

Skagit County Affordable Housing Needs
Local Community Housing Profiles

Recovery Housing and Employment Needs Assessment

Community Report: Housing in Skagit County

Housing Summit documents and presentations:

Building a Skagit County Housing Affordability Strategy
Updated Report: 2016
Two out of every five households in Skagit County cannot afford the home they occupy. The attached report describes in detail the scope of our affordable housing shortfall and 12 recommendations to address this crucial issue.

Homelessness in Skagit County
At any point in time, at least 957 people in Skagit County are homeless (2011 Homeless Count). Throughout the year, hundreds more face the prospect of losing their homes due to precarious financial conditions, domestic violence, health crises, and chronic mental health and chemical dependency conditions. Furthermore, the rising cost of housing and stagnant wages increases the risk of people losing their housing, and makes it increasingly difficult to find affordable housing.
Skagit County: The 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness [Pdf]

Skagit County Home Consortium Tri-County Consolidated Plan
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