City of Leavenworth

Housing Needs Assessment

The City of Leavenworth faces significant housing affordability challenges. High demand for vacation homes and short-term rentals are putting pressure on the local housing market. Not surprisingly, a growing share of the local workforce now commutes long distances from homes in more affordable areas outside of the City. In 2016, the City convened a Housing Affordability Taskforce including developers, land lords, and non-profit agencies to help develop strategies for addressing housing needs in the greater Leavenworth area. To support this effort, BERK conducted a housing needs assessment. This study analyzed demographic trends and housing market conditions, as well as trends in neighboring communities, in order to evaluate which kinds of strategies are most likely to produce increased housing options for the local workforce.

The Final Report is available online here.

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