Council to consider extending housing moratorium

Members of the City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance Oct. 25 that would extend the City’s current moratorium on the development of group homes, group residential facilities, lodging houses and emergency and transitional housing for another 180 days. The current six-month moratorium, which went into effect on May 17, is scheduled to expire Nov. 15. The City established the moratorium to prevent the continued concentration of certain kinds of special needs housing within the City of Tacoma and to allow time to review existing policies and regulations of these facilities.