Housing in Ellensburg

Interactive Housing Website

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Click on the picture above to access the new interactive website detailing the latest available data on housing affordability and housing needs in the City of Ellensburg.

Housing is a vital component of a community. Our community's housing costs have placed quality homes out of reach for many people that live in Ellensburg. 

To ensure that Ellensburg provides families and individuals with safe and affordable places to live, on November 7, 2017 Ellensburg voters approved a 0.1% sales tax for housing and related services.

Housing is considered to be affordable if you spend no more than 1/3 of your monthly income on housing and basic utilities.

Affordable Housing Commission

The Affordable Housing Commission administers the revenues generated by the sales tax for housing and related services. Additional duties include: 

  • Annual update to Ellensburg housing needs assessment data
  • Annual review and update of housing policies in Ellensburg
  • Recommendations on housing policies and strategies

The Affordable Housing Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers.

Ellensburg Community Radio interview

October 2018 radio interview with City Council Member and Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee, Nancy Goodloe.