Northwest HUD Lines
April 2017

HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington

Leland Jones, Editor, (206) 220-5356 or


"Fair Housing Equals Opportunity"


On March 2nd, 2017, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson was Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a position he assumed when he was 33 years old and the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa. He has received dozens of honors in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, and the Spingarn Medal, from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Dr. Carson authored nine books, including four co-written with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership named him among "America's Best Leaders" in 2008. Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has recognized more than 7,300 scholars, awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships, and installed more than 150 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country. Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and three grandchildren.

Secretary Carson's first Tweet

"It's an honor to serve as @HUDgov's 17th Secretary. Ready to roll my sleeves up and get to work!" - Secretary Ben Carson, on Twitter, moments after taking the oath, March 2, 2017.


You can follow Secretary Carson on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and, of course.


Oregon Housing & Community Servicesa wards just over $10 million to fund Individual Development Accounts to CASA of Oregon, College Dreams, IRCO, Mercy Corps Northwest, MESO, NAYA Family Center, NEDCO, NeighborWorks Umpqua, Portland Housing Center & Warm Springs Community Action Team. . . .Washington State Housing Finance Commission approves $253.1 million in finance to produce & preserve more than 1,000 units of affordable housing in Bellingham, Bothell, Chehalis, Everett & Seattle. . .While foreclosures in Alaska rose more than 50 percent during the Great Recession, data from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation reported in The Alaska Dispatch finds that foreclosures statewide in 2016 - 744 - were "at or close" 10-year low despite current "oil recession" in state. . .Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler gives private homeowners "reprieve," says Oregonian, from proposed City regulation to make them responsible for maintenance of City-owned trees. . .Workforce Washington tells Everett Herald that 25 tiny homes designed & built by Washington high & technical school students at 2017 Showcase of Skills in Olympia to be donated to house homeless. . Portland City Council, reports Oregonian, okays transfer of property & $7 million loan to Portland Community Reinvestment Corporation to build 5-story, 80-unit affordable housing complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Northeast Portland. . .Washington Department of Commerce awards $8.4 million in U.S. Justice Department crime victims assistance funds to 16 Washington state Tribes. . .Oregon State Legislature, reports Register Guard, holds hearing on the future of the state's mortgage interest tax deduction. . .Bremerton, Washington Housing Authority acquires 19-unit Casa del Sol Apartments, says Kitsap Sun, to expand city's affordable housing stock. . .North Bend, Oregon school district opens its first pantry to make sure, reports The World, homeless students "get the food they need". . .Seattle, Washington City Council votes unanimously to create 15-member"what is believed to be the nation's first renters' commission," says The Times, that will not have power to pass laws, but will be able to "pass ideas directly" to Council & other policy-makers. . .Idaho Housing & Finance Association awards $3.7 million in HUD Continuum of Care funds to support 23 rapid re-housing & permanent supportive housing projects for the homeless statewide. . .Port Townsend, Washington City Council enacts emergency, 180-day moratorium on permits allowing short-term rentals to tourists as, says The Peninsula Daily News, as the city has struggled to combat a sharp decrease in affordable long-term housing and an increase in short-term rentals for tourists."

Vancouver gets going

In November, 2016l voters in Vancouver, Washington approved by a considerable margin the creation of Affordable Housing Fund to preserve & produce some 700 housing units affordable to very low-income households earning 50 percent or less of the area median, provide rent supports to protect some 1,500 households from homelessness & expand the inventory of housing for those who are homeless. Funded by a property tax levy, the Fund will provide some $42 million over the next seven years. In mid-March, the City opened the competition for the first $3.7 million in funding. "We look at using the dollars for construction as the most important component of the fund," the City's Peggy Sheehan told Oregon Public Broadcasting, "because then we'll have additional housing." Even better, she added, "if folks use the city money they have to keep the housing affordable for 20 years." Applications are due May 15th.

A bright idea

The Oregonian reports that a dozen high-schoolers who are members of the InvenTeam at Catlin Gabel, a private school in Portland, Oregon have just done something wonderful. And when you hear what it is you'll probably just kick yourself for not coming up with it before they did. They call it a Juice Box, a gray metal box that contains "a solar-powered LED light & charger" & perfect for those who are homeless and looking to light-up just a little bit of the nights they spend huddled in doorways or beneath a highway underpass. The teens already have made 20 of them & they're in use at the Hazelnut Grove encampment."They really do need power and they do need these connections so they can be part of the community," says one InvenTeam member.

Thinking out-of-the-planter

Its oil industry's struggling, but Alaska's solar industry is surging, says The Alaska Dispatch, with collection & generating capacity doubling in 2016. It's even generating power on the shortest, darkest day of the year. And much of the credit goes to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and the state's affordable housing sector. Read why.

Crane watching

Seattle, it seems, is crazy for cranes. No, not for Sandhills or Whoopers, but for construction cranes. They're everywhere, sprouting up like dandelions on a summer lawn. But how does Seattle stack-up compared to other cities in North America or, even, the rest of the world. That's what a KUOW-FM listener wanted to know and here's the answer he got.

Good numbers

According to the U.S. Census, Crook County in Oregon (+4.26%) was the 8th fastest-growing county in the U.S. from July 1st, 2015 to July 1st, 2016 while Kittitas County (+4.2%) in Washington was 10th fastest. King County, Washington was the 4th fastest-growing large county (+35,714 residents). The Bend-Redmond, Oregon metropolitan statistical area was the 3rd fastest-growing MSA (+3.5%), the Coeur d'Alene MSA the 11th fastest (+2.6%) the Boise MSA was 19th (+2.3%) & the Olympia-Tumwater MSA was 23rd fastest(+2.2%).

A cautionary note

As in physics, apparently, so too in demographics. What goes up must come down. Case in point? McKenzie County, North Dakota. From 2014 to 2015, it was the nation's 2nd fastest-growing county. From 2015 to 2016, it fell to 2,858th. In every boom lurks a bust.


Seen by some as "visual drag on downtown," the 11-story, 65-year-old & now empty & "decrepit" Polaris Building - the tallest building in Fairbanks, Alaska - may soon face a date with a wrecking ball says Alaska Dispatch. . .Multnomah County, Oregon unveils plan, reports Oregonian, to provide financial incentives to homeowners to place tiny homes in their backyards to provide shelter to homeless families for up to 5 years. . .Old & ornate beats new & sleek as Peoria, Illinois, says Oregon Public Broadcasting, narrowly edges Vancouver, Washington for 1stplace among 64 contestants in first-ever City Hall Madness beauty contest. . .Gresham, Oregon City Council, reports Outlook,votes unanimously to direct city staff to develop ordinance banning tobacco products from city's "parks, trails & opens spaces". . .Ronald United Methodist Church, HopeLink, Compass Housing Alliance & Beacon Development Group celebrate grand opening of Ronald Commons, 60 units of affordable housing & an integrated service center for low-income veterans, families & individuals in Shoreline, Washington.. .Klamath, Oregon's IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) Center to celebrate grand opening in April, says Herald & News. . .Belgian builder who'd "never head of Pocatello," Idaho is now preserving a part of its historic past &, even better, expanding its supply of affordable housing says Idaho State Journal. . .Eugene, Oregon City Council votes 6 to 2 to test whether downtown dog ban will improve public safety between now & November 1st, reports Register Guard. . .Thanks in part to HUD funding, Native Village of Napaimute building lumber mill that should, reports KYUK-FM, help reduce the cost of building affordable housing in rural, Alaska. . .Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler tours 14 custom-designed tiny homes that, reports Oregonian, thanks to a subsequent 2-to-1 vote by neighborhood residents, will be used to shelter homeless in city's Kenton neighborhood residents of 2 t0 1 vote by residents, . .U.S. Justice Department sues Edmonds, Washington landlords under Fair Housing Act for discriminating against family with children. . .54 organizations form Housing Issues Collaboration to take, reports La Grande Observer, "hard look at homelessness in Union" County, Oregon. . .Boise/Ada County, Idaho Housing Authority says it will designate 40 vouchers for New Path, says KTVB-TV, Boise's new Housing First housing for the homeless to break ground this year. . Oregon Tech hosts tiny homes symposium in Klamath Falls, Oregon, says News-Review, on "possibilities of simple, cost-effective housing".

A boost for Tribal communities

HUD's Office of Native American Programs has set a May 18th deadline for Tribal organizations & Federally-recognized Tribes to apply for up to 75 Indian Community Development Block Grants. Competitively-awarded, the grants help develop "viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes." Last year, HUD awarded $56.5 million in ICDBG funds to 77 Native communities, including 13 Alaskan villages & seven Tribes in Idaho, Oregon & Washington. See FR-6100-N-23 at

A win-win

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration has set a May 19th deadline for non-profits, housing authorities, local governments, Tribes & other eligible organizations to apply for an estimated $80 million in Youth Build funds. Annually the YouthBuild program provides some 6,000 high-school drop-outs or at-risk young people age 16 to 24 to obtain their high school diploma or G.E.D. while participating in a construction training program which often leads to formal apprenticeship programs while helping local communities preserve & expand their inventory of affordable housing. This year, the maximum YouthBuild award will be $1.1 million & the minimum $700,000. Last year, Heart of Oregon in Bend, the Opportunities Industrialization Center in Yakima, Washington, & the Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic in Toppenish, Washington were among some 75 organizations nationwide to win YouthBuild grants. Up to 80 YouthBuild grants are expected to be competitively awarded this year. Visit FOA-ETA-17-03 at

Opening the door to homeownership

Oregon Housing & Community Services sets April 24thdeadline for HUD-approved organizations including non-profit organizations, housing authorities & local governments to apply for a total of $1.7 million in Down Payment Assistance Grants that provides down payment & closing cost assistance "to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income." The maximum grant award will be $100,000. Funds are available statewide but OHCS reserves "the right to target funding to those populations or areas of the state with the greatest need." It also will set aside $250,000 of the total funds for organizations who are awarded funds with 51% of their business for Oregonians who are at or below 60 percent of Area Median Income."

Honoring - and helping - those who've served

Oregon Housing & Community Services also has set an April 24thdeadline for eligible organizations to apply for some $1.5 million in Veterans Home Improvement Grants. The grants are intended to "provide health, safety, and habitability home repair or improvement assistance" to the owner-occupied homes of eligible low- and moderate-income veterans. To be eligible, veterans must have served on active duty in U.S. armed forces & been "discharged or released under honorable conditions." The maximum grant award is $150,000 and funding is available statewide.

Private funds support public purposes

The Meyer Memorial Trust has set an April 19th for interested organizations to submit applications in the four areas of focus for its annual funding competition. It expects to award up to $4.8 million for Building Community projects that "dismantle persistent inequities in Oregon"; $5.2 million for Equitable Education projects that analyze "current disparities and directly addressing how to eliminate those disparities so that all students in Oregon have the opportunity to obtain a meaningful public education"; $3.3 million for Healthy Environment projects "that protect and improve the health and resiliency of Oregon's environment, while addressing the systems and structures in our communities that create unfair advantages for some groups and disadvantages for others in their access to a healthy environment"; & $3.8 million for a "broad scale" of Housing Opportunities projects that further the Trust's vision "that every Oregonian has a decent, safe and affordable place to call home" in urban, suburban, rural & Tribal areas of the state. In all four categories, the Trust is asking that interested organizations submit Inquiry Applications by the deadline that will then be reviewed with applicants notified by mid-June about whether they will be invited to submit full applications.

Community face-lifts

The Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation has set a May 13th deadline to apply for 2017 Diamond in the Rough grants of up to $20,000 each "restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years." There is a 1:1 match required & funds cannot be claimed for the Federal rehabilitation tax credit. Priorities are commercial or public buildings in Certified Local Government communities, designated Main Street areas, or local or National Register historic districts; projects with a well‐prioritized, clearly explained work plan with an appropriate level of detail and realistic cost estimates; projects that will generate dramatic "before‐and‐after" results; geographic diversity & project readiness, including matching dollar share in-hand. All applications must be submitted through the Department's on-line system.


King County, Washington Housing Authority to re-open its Section 8 waiting list from April 5th to 18th, 2017. . .Agricultural producers in Teton counties, Idaho & Wyoming forming "virtual" farmers market based in Driggs to serve consumers in 4-county region says Capital Press. . .Medford, Oregon City Council votes unanimously, reports Mail Tribune, to launch "receivership process against some of the worst houses in the city that have been plagued with vandalism, drugs and vagrancy over several years" beginning with owners of 5 "ramshackle houses" put "on notice "to clean up their act" or face legal action. . .Roseburg, Oregon City Council approves, says News Review, NeighborWorks Umpqua's plans to purchase, renovate & preserve historic Willis House in downtown. . .Home Front hosts public forum on whether Thurston County, Washington voters should pass housing tax levy like Seattle, Portland & Vancouver voters have reports Olympian. . .Business Oregon okays 15 utility-scale solar energy projects in Jefferson, Deschutes, Malheur, Klamath, Lake, Baker, Yamhill counties for new Solar Development Incentive program that will generate 116 of the 150 megawatt cap set by 2016 Legislature. . .Cache Valley in Idaho & City of Fairbanks, Alaska each win $2.5 million in EPA Clean Air Act grants. . .Paul Purcell announces retirement effective April 1stafter 18 years as founder & leader of Beacon Development Group of Seattle, Washington that will now be led by Cindy Proctor & Brian Lloyd. . .Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon celebrate grand opening of new tribal police station built, in part, with HUD Indian Housing & Indian Housing Block Grant funds,. .Developer unveils plans, says Idaho Statesman, to build 34 townhouses on downtown parcel of land owned by City of Boise, Idaho's urban renewal authority as "workforce housing" for households between 80 & 120 percent of area median income. . .First two projects proposed under Portland, Oregon's new inclusionary zoning program proposed in Sellwood-Moreland neighborhoods with 17 of total 144 units set-aside as affordable because parking requirements would be waived, says Portland for Everyone, & LIHI, Nickelsville & the Tulalip Tribe celebrates grand opening of Georgetown Tiny Home Village in Seattle. . .Eugene, Oregon's plans for "high-speed" downtown earn it one of just two 2017 Gigabit City designations in nationwide, 47-city Mozilla competition reports Register Guard. . .Spokane City Council considering, says Spokesman Review, ordinance prohibiting discrimination against applicants for rental housing but use "housing choice or other subsidy program or alternative source of income."

Help for the helpers

From May 22nd to 26th in Birmingham, Alabama the National Community Revitalization Coalition is holding a series of trainings for housing counseling & professional staff associated with HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. There will be sessions on preparing counselors for certification, homebuyer education & affirmatively further fair housing. Scholarships are available to help defray the costs for counseling agencies. but applications must be received no later than April 7th. For more, visit.

Furthering flexibility

Of the nation's more than 3,000 public housing authorities 39 have been designated by HUD as Moving to Work Authorities, including the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Home Forward of Portland & the King County, Seattle, Tacoma & Vancouver authorities in Washington state. The designation is not merely honorific, but also affords these authorities much greater flexibility & independence in how they structure & implement programs & services to their residents. Under the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Bill, Congress has directed HUD to create an additional 100 Moving-to-Work authorities. Not less than 50 of these will be authorities with 1,000 or fewer Housing Choice Voucher and/or public housing units, no less than 47 will be authorities with from 1,001 to 6,000 units & no more than three will have from 6,001 to 27,000 units. As part of the implementation process, HUD will host four Moving-to-Work Listening Sessions - in Newark, New Jersey on April 26th, in Washington, D.C. on April 28th, in Denver, Colorado on May 2nd and in Ft. Worth, Texas on May 4th. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on the new Operations Notice for the Expansion.

A new mayor delivers his first state-of-the city

"Portland has developed a reputation as a progressive community. We promote this idea of ourselves. But I say that we cannot truly be a progressive community until we rid ourselves of the residue of our unequal past. So, today, I make a call to all of us - our people, our institutions, our city as a whole - let us leave the Old West behind. Let's come together and create a New West that affirms our highest values and abandons our basest instincts. In many ways this New West is already emerging. Oregon, Washington, and California are recommitting ourselves - on issue after issue - to our shared progressive values. We are doubling and redoubling our efforts to achieve real progress. . . In the year to come, our City will show what it means to master the basic requirements of governance and address challenges that seem intractable. We will show what it means to live our values and generate new, compelling ideas. We will take the best aspects of our collective histories and traditions and adapt them to the 21st Century. We will not merely be an example of what the New West embodies… Portland will set the standard." - Mayor Ted Wheeler in his first State of the City Address, March 24, 2017, Portland, Oregon.

What next for affordable housing?

"I honestly don't have anything else to offer," she said. "If just building houses would fix the problem, then wouldn't we have fixed the problem? It's a way more complicated issue than putting up structures." - Friday Harbor, Washington Mayor Carrie Lacher at a League of Women Voters of the San Juan Islands affordable housing forum as reported in the March 23, 2017 Journal of the San Juan Islands.

Does public transit enhance affordable housing?

Mass transit matters. The real estate firm Redfin reports that a 2016 survey of 1,300 people found that more than one in five said they "wish they had paid more attention to the length of their commute from their new homes." Which is why the firm developed a Transit Score metric which rates houses based on their proximity to mass transit. The higher the score, the closer to transit. 90 points or higher, says Redfin, is deemed a "rider's paradise," though, it adds, only one percent of houses listed for sale fit that bill. Seattle scored 57, Portland 51, way better than San Diego, Phoenix or Orange County, but considerably worse than Boston, Chicago or San Francisco. But a Transit Score isn't just about convenience, but also cost. Closer in means costlier than farther out. In Seattle, for example, every additional Transit Score point adds $3,360 to the median-priced home. In Portland every point adds $1,338 to the cost. Which, in the end, has led The Seattle Post Intelligencer to conclude that "public transit hubs great for homeowners" but "not so great for affordable housing."

The work we have to do

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has just released its 2017 edition of The Gap a Shortage of Affordable Housing, a nationwide look at the availability of affordable housing for America's lowest-income families. The "good" news? None of the largest metropolitan areas in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington are among the 10 metro areas with the fewest number of rental units with the fewest units available & affordable units per 100 extremely low-income households. The not-so-good news. All four states have fewer available & affordable units per 100 are below the national average of 35. The worst news? There's a nationwide shortage, says the Coalition, of 7.4 million units that would be affordable & available to these households. As for quick and easy solutions, observes Joe Talton of The Seattle Times after reading the Coalition'sreport, "the affordability and wage problems are intertwined and won't be constructively addressed until more people can move up into better-paying jobs."

Documents & data drops of interest

HUD launches new Website on 2 CFR Part 200 - "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. . . Idaho Housing & Finance Association releases 2017 schedule of Finally Home Homebuyer Education classes in Boise, Nampa, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls, Moscow, Sandpoint & Twin Falls. . .HUD economists publish Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis for Salem, Oregon as well as a Regional Analysis for economic & housing activity in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington in the 4thquarter of 2016. . .JAMA reports on study of 555 New Zealanders born in 1972-1974 to determine " whether childhood exposure to lead was significantly associated with lower cognitive function and socioeconomic status at age 38". . .FHA posts Mortgagee Letter 2017-08 concerning effective date of the implementation of its single-family Loan Review System. . .City of Seattle, Washington publishes 2016 Homeless Needs Assessment. . .Association of Washington Cities launches Cities 101 video series on why cities are so valuable & so essential. . .Federal Highway Administration issues Small Town & Rural Multimodal Networks guide to "help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessible, comfortable, & active travel for people of all ages & abilities". . .Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies publishes Demographic Change & The Remodeling Outlook.


HUD's Office of AIDS/HIV Housing announces that 2017 Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Summit will be held from August 9ththrough 11thin Tampa, Florida. . .Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation sets April 14th deadline to apply for Preserving Oregon grants of up to $20,000 each for rehabilitation activities that will preserve historic resources listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. . .Oregon's Meyer Memorial Trust has set an April 19th deadline for submission of inquiry applications under its 2017 Building Community, Equitable Education, Housing Opportunity & Healthy Environmentcompetitions. . .USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service sets April 21st deadline to apply pre-applications for Regional Conservation Partnership funds. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services & Oregon Health Authority set April 21stdeadline to apply for nearly $14.3 million under Mental Health Affordable Housing Project program. . . Oregon Housing & Community Services sets April 24th deadline for eligible organizations to apply for $1.7 million in Down Payment Assistance Grants. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services sets April 24th deadline for eligible organizations to apply for $1.5 million Veterans Home Improvement Grants. . .Oregon State Historic Preservation Office sets May 12th deadline to apply for Diamond in the Rough funds to restore facades of buildings "heavily-altered over the years". . .Department of Parks & Recreation sets May 12th deadline for Diamonds in the Rough grants of up to $20,000 to reconstruct or restore the facades of buildings that have been altered over the years. . .City of Vancouver, Washington sets May 15th deadline to apply for first round of funding available under tax-levy supported Affordable Housing Fund approved by voters last fall. . .HUD sets May 18th deadline for Tribal organizations & Tribes to apply for Indian Community Development Block Grant. . .U.S. Department of Labor sets May 19th deadline to apply for some 80 YouthBuild grants. . .Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines sets June 30th deadline to submit applications for Affordable Housing Program funds. . .National Affordable Housing Management Association Educational Foundationsets May 31st deadline to apply for eligible residents of AHMA communities to apply for college scholarships to be awarded in 2017. . .HUD sets August 9th to 11th for annual HOPWA Summit in Tampa, Florida.


Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Pathways Home: Train the Trainer Workshop, April 3rd to 7th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit.

The Foraker Group hosts its 2017 Leadership Summit, April 3rd & 4th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit.

King County Office of Civil Rights hosts Fair Housing 101 for Nonprofit Transitional & Shelter Housing Providers Workshop, April 5th, Seattle, Washington. Visit.

City of Tacoma hosts workshop on the essentials of buying & renovating historic homes, April 8th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit.

City of Vancouver hosts Bring Vancouver Home: Tools for Building Multifamily Housing forum to provide details on current nearly $4 million funding competition for affordable housing made possible by tax levy passed by voters last fall, April 11th, Vancouver, Washington. Visit.

Oregon Chapter of American Planning Associations hosts 2017 Livability Solutions: The Future of Housing in Springfield symposium, April 11th, Eugene, Oregon. Visit.

Washington Association of REALTORS holds Spring Business Conference, April 12th to 14th, Cle Elum, Washington. Visit.

Oregon AHMA hosts workshop on USDA Rural Development, April 12th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation hosts Basics of Fair Housing workshop, April 13th, Wasilla, Alaska. Visit.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Compliance Fundamentals Workshop, April 13th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit.

Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association hosts 2017 Livability Solutions: The Future of Housing in Medford symposium, April 13th, Medford, Oregon. Visit.

Oregon Opportunity Network hosts 2017 Spring Industry Support Conference, April 18th, Salem, Oregon. Visit.

Alaska Legal Services hosts Basics of Fair Housing Workshop, April 18th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit.

Capitol Hill Housing hosts 2017 annual meeting &stakeholder briefing, April 18th, Seattle, Washington. RSVP by contacting

AHMA of Washington hosts 2017 Washington Affordable Housing Management Convention, April 18th& 19th, SeaTac, Washington. Visit.

Oregon AHMA hosts workshop on USDA Rural Development, April 19th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit.

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, cities of Spokane & Coeur d'Alene, Spokane County, Spokane Housing Authority, Spokane Low-Income Housing Consortium & State of Washington host 2017 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference, April 20th, Spokane, Washington. Visit.

Asset management division of HUD Multifamily West hosts its semiannual industry conference, April 20th, San Francisco, California. Visit.

Oregon Office of Rural Health holds Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon, April 20th& 21st, Hood River, Oregon. Visit.

Pacific Northwest NAHRO hosts annual conference, April 23rdt o 25th, Portland, Oregon. Visit.

Idaho Affordable Housing Management Association hosts 2017 Biennial Training & Certification Conference, April 24th to 26th, Boise, Idaho. Visit.

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Basic Financial Management for Small Tribes Workshop, April 24th & 25th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit.

Oregon AHMA hosts Managing HOME Compliance workshop, April 25th & 26th, Salem, Oregon. Visit.

Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation hosts 2017 Oregon Heritage Summit, April 26th & 27th, Newberg, Oregon. Visit.

HUD hosts Moving to Work Expansion Listening Session, April 26th, Newark, New Jersey. Visit.

Intermountain Fair Housing & HUD Idaho host Fair Housing - A to Z workshop, April 28th, Boise, Idaho. Visit.

HUD hosts Moving to Work Expansion Listening Session, April 28th, Washington, D.C. Visit.

HUD hosts Moving to Work Expansion Listening Session, May 2nd, Denver, Colorado. Visit.

HUD hosts Moving to Work Expansion Listening Session, May 4th, Ft. Worth, Texas. Visit.

Alaska Association of Housing Authorities & HUD Office of Native American Programs host 24 CFR Part 200 "Super Circular" workshop, May 4th & 5th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit.

City of Tacoma hosts Great American Preservation Race in celebration of Historic Preservation Month, May 7th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance hosts annual conference on ending homelessness, May 10th & 11th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit.

HUD Oregon & HUD's Office of Native American Programs host Mixed Income Development workshop, May 10th & 11th, Portland, Oregon. Visit.

HUD's Office of Native American Programs hosts Asset Building-A Pathway to Self-Determination Summit, May 10th& 11th, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit.

Oregon AHMA hosts REAC Prep & the New Repair Standards workshop, May 16th, Salem, Oregon. Visit.

International Living Future Institute hosts 2017 annual unconference, May 17th to 19th, Seattle, Washington. Visit.

King County Office of Civil Rights hosts First Steps: Best Practices to Promote Fair Housing workshop, May 17th, Seattle, Washington. Visit.

King County Office of Civil Rights hosts Advanced Fair Housing Seminar, May 17th, Seattle, Washington. Visit.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals workshop, May 18th, Spokane, Washington. Visit.

Oregon AHMA hosts Risk Management for Maintenance Techs workshop, May 18th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Advanced Tax Credit workshop, May 19th, Spokane, Washington. Visit.

Preservation Idaho hosts its 40thannual Orchids & Onions Awards ceremony, May 30th, Ketchum, Idaho. Visit.

International Town & Gown Association hosts 2017 annual conference, May 30th to June 2nd, Eugene, Oregon. Visit.


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