Community Action of Skagit County makes original efforts to add housing


August 9, 2022

For years – decades, actually – folks in La Conner have talked at length about the community’s housing crunch.

In the 1980s and 1990s, when in-filling vacant lots was proposed as a preferable remedy to zoning changes that would encourage sprawl, the question was posed in the context of whether property values or human values would prevail.

Now, with a changed narrative and renewed emphasis on creative problem-solving, perhaps both values are achievable.

“We need better and more precise terminology,” Bill Henkel, executive director of Community Action of Skagit County, told...

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