From the Yakima Herald:
The city of Yakima has added a new data point for tracking long-term housing progress in Yakima: completed units.
“One piece of data that was discussed during the Housing Action Plan process last year was tracking not just permits issued, but permits completed,” city Planning Manager Joseph Calhoun told the Yakima City Council Tuesday.
City staff members started counting new housing units as they became available to renters in August, Calhoun said, and the tally is updated each month. In total, 161 units were completed between August 2021 and February 2022, which just about meets the city’s housing development goal.
Calhoun’s quarterly report included a list of housing projects that were recently approved or are currently being reviewed. Among those projects is a 10-unit duplex development at 1506 E. Beech St., a 54-unit development by the Yakima Housing Authority near 1100 Fruitvale Blvd., and two single family developments for a total of 55 lots.
Calhoun said there are currently 383 units recently approved or in the permitting process.
Read the Yakima Herald's article "Yakima is providing more information about new housing units in effort to meet goals," featuring the Yakima Housing Authority.