We provide guidance to help applicants complete the housing section of the SEPA Section B: Environmental elements checklist.
a. Approximately how many units would be provided, if any?
For residential, mixed use, or industrial developments with onsite worker housing, provide the number of housing units and income level —
high, medium, or low.
b. Approximately how many units, if any, would be eliminated?
Describe the number and income category —
high, medium, or low —
for any housing units possibly displaced either directly or indirectly.
c. Proposed measures to reduce or control housing impacts, if any:
Identify adverse impacts that would result from increasing or decreasing housing units, as described in the proposal. This may include adverse impacts to housing supply, particularly affordable housing, that would result from the proposed project.
The applicant should describe whether the impacts would be limited or more severe to a particular socio-economic population. The applicant also should identify proposed mitigation measures to avoid, reduce, or compensate for identified impacts.