Okanogan County is working with Points Consulting (PC) to conduct a Housing Needs Study. This study will help regional leaders better understand the current and future housing needs of our communities. The project is funded through a Washington Commerce grant and being conducted under the supervision of a five person Steering Committee.
Okanogan County offers a unique and attractive quality of life that has both sustained its existing population and attracted new-comers from across the Pacific Northwest. These factors have helped contribute to housing cost and availability challenges for businesses and households across the region. Roughly one in four households in Okanogan County are cost-burdened according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, meaning that they pay 30%+ of household income for housing.
Community members who wish to provide their perspectives and input are welcome to complete this web-based survey, which will only take 5-10 minutes: https://cutt.ly/OkanoganCountyHousingNeedsSurvey
Have you answered your census yet? Make sure you are counted and complete your 2020 Census now. Every 10 years the government counts every person living in the country. The data collected helps determine how much federal funding our community gets for schools, medical centers, roads, and much more. The census is critical to making our community a better place to live. There are three easy ways to participate in the census:
Remember, if you do not self-respond a census worker will be sent to your home later this summer to collect census information so the easiest solution is to self-respond now.
I challenge all of you to answer the census now! Let’s get a 100% participation rate for our community!
You can find more information about the census at www.2020census.gov.
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For current and accurate information regarding COVID-19 visit Okanogan County Health Department
(Self-serve camping. Check availability at Ives Landing Kiosk or call for reservation. Online payment available, but must call to make reservation)
Other IOCs (4.28.2020)
pH of 7.2. (A test taken on 6/26/2020 at Pateros Public Works Lab)