“The Conspicuous Crisis”
After the release of the 2019 report, action was taken, with leaders across sectors stepping up to the challenge. This progress is important, but it became clear that it is not enough to address the magnitude of the affordability challenge we face today and will face into the future. Housing affordability is at a crisis level in Washington, and it will take a comprehensive solution and all of us coming together to act at the scale we desperately need.
To help us define and understand the nature of the challenge we face and inform potential action, we published the report The Conspicuous Crisis in partnership with Boston Consulting Group as a follow-on to the 2019 report. Taking a broader geographic view, we hired BCG to outline the scale and scope of the housing affordability crisis state-wide, and, through an analysis done by BCG, highlight a suite of research-and context-based actions that can provide both immediate relief and address this crisis in the long-term. Read the full report here.