The City of Stanwood has been awarded a state grant for policy creation and planning regarding housing. The grant work results in a Housing Action Plan (HAP). Developing a HAP is a multi-step process as shown below:
Along with the Housing Action Plan (HAP), Stanwood is also working on its 2024 Comprehensive Plan. Both plans strive to be actionable policy documents, supported by data and public input, that outlines how to meet Stanwood’s needs. Strong plans are built on feedback from community members and stakeholders, so that their interests and local knowledge are reflected throughout the document. The City of Stanwood is committed to effective and inclusive community engagement.
As part of the City's beginning public participation efforts, a housing and land use survey was launched from June to July.