The housing element highlights the goals and needs of Mercer Island housing in four areas. Neighborhood quality discusses the need to balance the vitality of existing housing stock and neighborhood character with the changing housing needs of Island residents. The Housing Supply section covers changing demographic needs and both existing housing stock and projected goals for providing future housing. The section on Housing Options addresses housing needs for people of all economic segments as well as those with special housing needs. Implementation and Tracking outlines strategies for accomplishing all the City’s housing goals.