For home ownership to be achievable for the residents of Kootenai County, and to build and retain housing inventory for local workers.
For a number of years, regional planning professionals have shared resources and been in communication about growth management, housing, transportation and have worked together on related planning issues. The year 2020 brought heightened concerns as in-migration numbers and housing prices spiked. In response, creation of a more formal group was spearheaded by Coeur d’Alene Council Member Kiki Miller and Community Planning Director Hilary Anderson.
Kootenai County, the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization and the cities of Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum joined to form the original work group. They named the group the Regional Housing and Growth Issues Partnership.
The partnership structure includes a Working Group and an Advisory Group. The Working Group includes regional planners, along with elected representatives and administrators. The Advisory Group is comprised of representatives from a variety of organizations and community groups. The partnership has also formed several subcommittees and is seeking volunteers. Learn more about the partnership subcommittees HERE.