Northwest HUD Lines
CONGRATS. . .
. . .to Donna Batch, sworn-in by HUD Secretary Castro on April 11th as HUD's regional administrator for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington State. Donna began her federal service with HUD as an economic development specialist for the Department's Office of Community Planning and Development in 1999 and served as the Deputy Regional Administrator the last five years. Prior to HUD, she owned a private consulting firm specializing in economic and community development and served in a number of management positions for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development. She also has worked as a community development specialist for the Idaho State Department of Commerce and economic development manager for the Region IV Development Association in Twin Falls, Idaho. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and has an advanced degree from Oregon State University. Donna "brings with her a proven track record of success and accomplishment, said Assistant Deputy Secretary Mary McBride, "as well as a passion and commitment for the mission of HUD. She's the right leader for Region 10 - a strong leader dedicated to service, working collaboratively, and effective problem solving."
NUMBERS THAT MATTER
HUD support for organizations serving the homeless in our communities
It took a little longer than we'd hoped, but HUD's now announced the second round of funding under our annual Continuum of Care funding competition. In March we announced some $1.6 billion in awards to projects serving the homeless rated and ranked by the nation's 300 Continuums of Care as of the highest priority. More recently, we've announced the Tier II projects selected by Continuums that HUD will fund this year. What does all this mean for Continuums in our Region? See below:
|CONTINUUM OF CARE||
YEAR 2014 $
(i.e., "last year")
YEAR 2015 $
(i.e., "this year")
|AK-500 - Anchorage||
|AK-501 - Alaska Balance of Stat||
|ID-500 - Boise/Ada County||
|ID-501 - Idaho Balance of State||
|OR-500 - Eugene/Springfield||
|OR-501 - Portland/Gresham/Multnomah County||
|OR-502 - Medford/Ashland||
|OR-503 - Central Oregon||
|OR-505 - Oregon Balance of State||
|OR-506 - Hillsboro/Beaverton/Washington County||
|OR-507 - Clackamas County||
|WA-500 - Seattle/King County||
|WA-501 - Washington Balance of State||
|WA-502 - Spokane City & County||
|WA-503 - Tacoma/Pierce County||
|WA-504 - Everett/Snohomish||
|WA-507 - Yakima City & County||
|WA-508 - Vancouver/Clark County||
"Homelessness remains a persistent problem in many of our cities and towns," said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Donna Batch. "But our hard-working partners are just as persistent in devising innovative and effective tools and programs to address the challenges faced by homeless individuals and families, helping thousands every year to find and maintain a place to call home. The funds we have awarded today and in March will provide critical support to the good work they do." If you'd like a copy of the state-specific press releases listing this year's Tier I and/or Tier II awards in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington, please send an e-mail email@example.com. Alternatively, visit.
A deadline Continuums of Care should not miss
HUD has posted the 2016 Continuum of Care program Notice to help insure that Continuums have sufficient time to prepare to compete in the 2016 funding competition.
NEW TO USE
Disparate impact - a case in point
HUD's Office of General Counsel issues guidance on "how the Fair Housing Act applies to the use of criminal history by providers or operators of housing and real-estate related transactions." with a particular focus on how the discriminatory effects and disparate treatment methods of proof apply in Fair Housing Act cases in which a housing provider justifies an adverse housing action - such as a refusal to rent or renew a lease - based on an individual's criminal history."
Good people, good cause
The Housing Development Consortium & 26 other affordable housing organizations have launched a new annual tradition - Affordable Housing Week - to highlight the need for affordable housing in cities" all throughout King County, Washington. To date, 13 cities in the County have signed-on - Shoreline, Seattle, Renton, Auburn, Kirkland, Woodinville, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Lake Forest Park, Redmond, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Tukwila. Is the community you call home ready to join the celebration of Affordable Housing Week from May 16th to 22nd? Here's how.
Calling neighborhoods "the backbone" of Boise, Idaho's "celebrated livability" Mayor Bieter announces award of 20 city-funded Energize Our Neighborhoods capital grants & 26 mini-grants worth $486,810. . .Washington State Housing Finance Commission okay $105 million in financing to produce & preserve 355 units of affordable housing in Centralia, Kirkland, Seattle, Spokane, & Wapato. . .With "a housing vacancy rate of less than 2 percent and the fastest rent growth in the nation," reports The Columbian, Vancouver, Washington City Council declares housing emergency "paving the way to ask voters to pass an affordable housing property tax in November". . .Fidelity Bank of North Carolina signs HUD conciliation agreement to address "stark disparities" in "lending patterns and access to credit" in minority neighborhoods. . .Thanks to help from Idaho Legal Aid Services & Intermountain Fair Housing, 17 residents of Nampa mobile home park with "dangerous" water & septic system failures will receive help from owner to relocate says Idaho Statesman. .HUD & Council on Foundations name Seattle Foundation as winner of 2016 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. . .Anchorage, Alaska Assembly, says Dispatch, giving consideration to first "upgrade" of city's landlord-tenant ordinance in four decades. . .Seattle Times says Amazon will allow Mary's Place to establish, rent-free, a shelter for homeless women & their families for a year at former Travel Lodge near Amazon's new campus under development in Seattle, Washington. . .Now-familiar tale repeats itself as KTVA-TV reports "people waited in line for days for one of 42 spots at Parkview Terrace," a new 42-unit affordable housing complex in Grants Pass, Oregon built by Housing Authority of Jackson County. . .In addition to already-announced plans for 53-unit Father Bach II affordable housing complex in downtown Spokane, Washington, Catholic Charities of Spokane, Journal of Business reports, also hoping to start construction in 2015 of 383-unit complex at Sisters of the Holy Name property in northwest of city & 52-unit complex in Spokane Valley. . .With support of 61 percent of businesses, City of Ashland adopt ban on smoking, says Daily Tidings, " downtown on any public or private property within 10 feet of a sidewalk or alleyway" and "in any places of employment or in an enclosed area open to the public.". . .Eagle, Idaho, says Idaho Statesman, weights whether banning homeless equals camping is equal to criminalizing. . .Roseburg, Oregon group urges creation of Second Chance Village, reports KCBY-TV, a tiny home community for the homeless & down-on-their-luck in Douglas County. . .Reflecting his commitment to "invest in what works," King County, Washington Executive Dow Constantine unveils the first initiative - this one a "proven" method of reducing youth & family homelessness - in the Best Starts for Kids program funded by a tax levy approved by voters last year. .
Celebrating fair housing in the Northwest
The Fair Housing Act is almost 50 years old. Bu it's still drawing a full house. Consider attendance this April at Fair Housing Month events put together by our partners. More than 400 people attended the Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference in Spokane hosted by Northwest Fair Housing and the cities of Spokane & Coeur d'Alene. More than 800 attended basic & advanced Fair Housing workshops held in-person & on-line in Boise hosted by Intermountain Fair Housing and as well as its Basics of Fair Housing workshops in Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston & Moscow. More than 200 people attend three workshops & a Webinar hosted by the Alaska Legal Services Corporation in Anchorage & statewide. And, finally, region-wide some 125 people participated in the A-B-C's of Fair Housing Webinar that HUD's Kristina Miller hosts every other month. WOW! Those are some numbers. Thanks to all who helped put these workshops together to help people better understand their rights & obligations under the Fair Housing Act.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Sometimes the basics are the bestest
Sometimes those of us in housing & community development get all caught up, sometimes trapped and occasionally even paralyzed by all the complexities and challenges of the work we do. Which means, sometimes, it's a good idea to take a break and remember that the simplest things we do sometimes bring the great pleasure. Like a recently-renovated park named after the late Henry M. Jackson in Everett, Washington that just celebrated its grand reopening. It's nothing fancy, nothing cutting-edge, nothing you need an app or a smart phone or desk top to enjoy. Just a park. "We'll be over here at least once every day," says one neighborhood mom. "Being in an apartment, this is our land," Just like the parks you and I used to go to when we were kids and, then, when we had young kids. Simple. As April showers give way to May flowers, thanks to Julie Muhlstein of The Everett Herald reminding us of how simples things might be the best
A different kind of house boat
So, it's spring or summer and you're sailing the Salish Sea on a Washington State Ferry. The engines are humming, some of the 170 forested San Juan Islands are floating by and the gulls are darting & dancing in the headwinds around the bow as the ship makes its way to Friday Harbor. Life's good. But then you look up and see, like a monster from the deep blue, a barge loaded with three houses headed directly for you. "What the hey," you say. But trust us. What you see is what it is, an innovative way one community has chosen to solve its affordable housing crisis. Visit
Tacoma kids inspire statewide strategy.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Lourdes Castro Ramirez recently announced that announced that the Moving to Work (MTW) authority that allows 39 local public housing agencies greater flexibility in operating HUD programs would be extended 12 years to 2028. Moving-to-Work authorities serving Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, Vancouver, King County and the State of Alaska are among those 39 agencies. The "innovative work" done by Moving-to-Work agencies, she explained, helps "strengthen communities and further affordable housing opportunities." Looking for an example of what she's talking about? Well, visit McCarver Elementary School in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma where Moving-to-Work is helping at-risk kids move along the path to educational success.
Welcoming new arrivals, but protecting long-time residents
North & Northeast Portland, Oregon have seen a lot of changes in recent years with long-time residents moving out, displaced by newcomers better able to afford the rising rents & home values that occur in almost every time a neighborhood becomes THE place to be. The transformation of these neighborhoods may be inevitable, but the City, the Portland Housing Bureau, its partners and, most importantly, many of those at risk have launched a program residents hold onto the stakes they've had in the communities for generations. From May 2nd to May 13th low- and moderate-income "current and former residents. . .that were subject to high levels of urban renewal, and their descendants" are being invited to apply for a "preference" and down-payment assistance to buy a home" in specified areas of north & northeast Portland. What's the catch? Well, to buy they must agree that, should they decide later to move on, their home will remain permanently affordable. Yes, they'll receive a return on their investment but the re-sale price will "be affordable to the next income-eligible buyer." And should that buyer decide to move on, the same rule be in effect. The non-profit Proud Ground, one of the nation's premier homeownership agencies, will administer the program. The grant need not be re-paid but, to be eligible, prospective buyers must have a credit score of at least 620. For more, visit
BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
Calling it an "an exciting new tool to help states across the country to produce more critically needed affordable housing," HUD Secretary Castro says HUD will soon make some $174 million available through first-ever allocation by the National Housing Trust Fund that is capitalized by funds from Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae. . .Portland Housing Bureau announces "largest funding award" in its history - $47 million to eight projects to produce & preserve 840 affordable housing units. . .Catholic Community Services tells Statesman-Journal it hopes to begin building 10-unit St. Monica's Apartments in Keizer, Oregon serving "young, single, and pregnant women as well as mothers with babies". . .Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowittz proposes, says Alaska Dispatch, to spend $443,000 of city's $14 million budget surplus to enhance programs for the homeless. . .City of Boise okays $1 million to leverage, says Boise Weekly, up to $5.75 million in low-income housing tax credits from Idaho Housing & Finance Association for city's first Housing First project for the homeless. . ."Safe lots" for the homeless program launched by City of Seattle may seem practical, but cost more than anticipated, reports Post Intelligencer. . .In partnership with Lane County Council of Governments, Oregon Pacific Bank says it's ready to loan up to $1 million to spruce-up storefronts along Highways 101 & 126 in Florence Oregon, says Register Guard. . .Vashon Island Senior Center celebrates reopening after CDBG-funded renovation, says Beachcomber. . .City of Spokane reports its January, 2016 point-in-time count reported drop in total homeless for 2nd straight year & homeless families fell for 5th straight year, says Inlander, but number of unsheltered homeless rose 30 percent between 2015 & 2016. . .Washington Governor Inslee designates five Northwest Solar Communities - Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Seattle - in recognition of increasing residential solar installations by nearly 200 percent since 2013. . .Seattle ranked by Wallet Hub as 3rd, Portland 6th, Boise 12th & Anchorage 23rd best place to be a real estate agent among 157 cities. . .Happy anniversary to 82-unit Samaritan Village in Corvallis, Oregon as it celebrates, reports Gazette-Times its 50th year as an FHA-insured, affordable complex for low-income seniors. . .HUD awards $1 million in SHOP funds to Community Frameworks of Bremerton & Spokane to continue its efforts to help themselves & build their own homes in Idaho, Oregon & Washington. . .Seattle Times' Bob Young takes a look behind the numbers at the homeless "hidden" in Seattle's suburbs. . .NAHRO - the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials - honors U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell as Legislator of the Year.
ICDBG competition opens
HUID has set a June 14th deadline for to apply for Native American tribal governments & organizations to apply for $56 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) funds. HUD expects to competitively award up to 75 grants of between $500,000 and $5.5 million each. The funds are intended to help Federally-recognized Tribes & Alaskan Native Villages to "improve housing conditions and stimulate community development, including construction projects and local jobs for low- and moderate-income families." . In last year's funding competition, tribal organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington State won over $10.6 million in ICDBG funds. Visit FR-6000-N-23
HUD lead hazard & lead paint reduction funding competition opens
HUD has set a June 13th deadline to apply for a total of $15 million in Jobs Plus Initiative funding. The grants are designed: to develop locally-based approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes" for residents of public housing "through supports such as work readiness, employer linkages, job placement and financial literacy." HUD expects to award up to five grants. Visit FR-6000-N-14
Fair housing - the work goes on
HUD has set a June 23rd deadline to apply for nearly $16 million in grants to organizations operating programs to insure that Americans are aware of and able to avail themselves of their rights - and responsibilities - under the Fair Housing Act. HUD expects to competitively award up to 24 grants totaling almost $7.9 million through its private enforcement initiative, up to 49 grants totaling almost $7.5 million through its education outreach initiative and one grant of up to $500,000 through its fair housing organizations initiative. Visit
Wiring up rural America
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service has set a June 17th deadline to apply for grants of up to $3 million each to expand & upgrade broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband currently doesn't exist. A total of $11.7 million is expected to be awarded. Among others, eligible applicants include Tribal governments & organizations, state & local governments, institutions of higher education, non- and for-profit organizations & small businesses. Visit RDRUS-CC-2016
A foundation-building foundation
The Meyer Memorial Trust has set a May 9th deadline to apply for approximately $3.5 million through its Housing Opportunities portfolio to "further our goal of opening doors to opportunity and strengthening communities through safe, affordable housing." The Trust also has set a May 23rd deadline to apply for some $5 million through its Building Communities portfolio which is designed "to strengthen our collective capacity to improve conditions for communities of color" in Oregon. It also has set a June 6th deadline to apply for some $2.5 million through its Healthy Environment initiative "intended to create the environmental and community conditions that will support all Oregonians, now and in the future, to reach their full potential."
BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
Department of Justice & HUD announce that Wells Fargo Bank agrees to $1.2 billion settlement for improper mortgage lending practices and admitted it certified mortgages were as eligible for FHA mortgage insurance when they were not. . .Vancouver, Washington Housing Authority tells The Columbian why HUD's 12-year extension of the Moving-to-Work program for 39 authorities nationwide is "really big deal". . .As '16-townhome phase II of 40-unit Ferncliff Village - his "baby" - nears completion this fall on Bainbridge Island, Washington, Housing Resources Board executive director Mark Blatter announces he's stepping down. . .Accu Weather reports on how homes built with HUD funds by Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Atmautluak, Alaska are addressing destabilization of the permafrost because of climate change. . .Seattle Mayor Murray & Council Member Sawant propose local legislation prohibiting landlords from increasing rents on housing units with violations of City maintenance & safety codes. . .With completion set for June LIHI starts accepting applications for 23 units of workforce housing at Marion West in University District of Seattle, Washington NeighborWorks Anchorage celebrates its35th anniversary by cutting the ribbon on its news home, 2525 A Street in Anchorage, Alaska. . .Rents rise and once-affordable Kitsap County apartments no longer are squeezing tenants, reports The Sun. . .hanks to funding from USDA & Oregon Housing & Community Services, says South County Spotlight, Community Action Team purchases two apartment complexes in Scappoose, Oregon to upgrade & preserve them as affordable inventory. . .In collaboration with Everett Gospel Mission & Allen Creek Community Church, for first time City of Marysville, Washington provides housing for homeless reports The Herald. . .Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services breaks aground for phase III of Seavey Meadows in Corvallis, Oregon, adding 12 units of affordable housing including 8 1-bedroom apartments with preference to veterans who have a disability or who are homeless. . .Sunnyside, Washington housing authority's Keitha Kimbrough tells Daily Sun News that ,if all goes well, construction will begin this fall on40 new affordable units financed by Washington Housing Finance Commission. . .City of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho e-mail survey on whether it should adopt ordinance regulating vacation rentals finds 648 respondents "split" says CDA Press. . .Old Alcohol Plant Inn in Port Hadlock, Washington to open at end of April, says Port Townsend Leader, with part to be used as market-rate inn and the rest to be operated as transitional housing by non-profit Bayside Housing & Services http://www.ptleader.com/news/old. . .With "long history of military service," reports KLCC, Rose & Robert Rothstein of California donate "valuable lot" in Roseburg Oregon to NeighborWorks Umpqua with request that it be used to build housing for veterans.
Knocking on doors, saving homes
Thanks to a Home Ownership & Mediation Education partnership piloted by the City of Tacoma & Seattle University's School of Law, owners of more than 2,300 homes with foreclosure prevention information & assistance from November 11th, 2015 to February 29th, 2016, including 165 owners who had already received Notices of Trustee's Sale. "We were able," the City's Lisa Wojtanowiczm "to speak with residents who came to the door" - some 665 of them - "and leave behind information at almost every home." As a result of the project, the City will continue to send information packets to property owners who receive a Notice of Trustee's Sale.
WORTH A LISTEN
Seriously solar in Bellingham
HUD Secretary Castro speaks with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker David Remick about Mom, gentrification, paying for college, Air B&B, furthering fair housing & DASP.
WORTH A READ
A builder's perspective
Ken Nolan, the co-owner of a construction business in Salem, Oregon built over 1,000 units of affordable housing. But now, he says, he can no longer afford to build affordable housing. He explains the three reasons why that's happened to The Statesman Journal. "To blame someone for this, we just have to look in the mirror. Whether directly or indirectly, we are all responsible for these changes."
Why - and where - innovation matters
"Cheers: To the Vancouver Housing Authority. The VHA has received approval from the federal government that allows for flexibility in spending money to better serve local residents. An extension of the authority's Moving to Work program waives some federal regulations regarding how money is spent and leaves room for innovative programs that can be tailored to meet local needs. The housing authority still must use federal dollars in a cost-effective manner and must encourage people to become more self-sufficient, but the flexibility in how it does that is essential to developing programs that work. One frequent failure of government is uncompromising guidelines that try to fit programs into a one-size-fits-all paradigm. Allowing for local officials to decide how money is spent in the community will benefit local residents." - - Our View: Cheers & Jeers, The Columbian, April 23, 2016
QUOTE TO NOTE
"For years, conventional wisdom held that as baby boomers retired, they would downsize and move to places like Arizona or Florida. But, once again, baby boomers defy expectations. Instead of moving, more are staying in place, renovating or moving to only slightly smaller (nearby) places. Easier and cheaper, for them. While this may bode well for the boomers, they are "clogging up the whole chain of home sales," according to Freddie Mac's chief economist Sean Becketti. By staying put, they're not opening up housing stock that younger people may want to buy, meaning that supply is low and demand can be high. Given that the millennial generation is larger than the baby boomers, that will increasingly be a challenge. In fact, in Seattle, housing listings in October 2015 were down 19.1 percent from a year before, while median list prices were up 10.3 percent. It's simply harder for young people to buy houses." -- Nancy Napier, director of Boise State University's Center for Creativity & Innovation The Idaho Statesman, April 18, 2016.
Documents & data drops of interest
FHA issues Mortgagee Letter 2016-08 providing guidance on student loan calculations in relation to FHA-insured mortgages issued case numbers on or after June 30, 2016. . .HUD posts 2016 HOME Investment Partnership & National Housing Trust Fund homeownership value limits effective May 2nd. . .Federal Register publishes HUD notice of HUD's intent to establish Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Commission to "advise HUD on specific policy proposals and methods of research and evaluation for expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration, as provided by Congress.". . .HUD launches new Website to help manufactured housing residents & members of the manufactured housing industry to help resolve disputes, especially in the 23 states without their own regulatory oversight agency. . .Meyer Memorial Trust publishes AHI Year One Evaluation in which to "take stock" of the achievements and the lessons of its Affordable Housing Initiative's first full year of activity. . .U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell publishes Addressing the Challenges of Affordable Housing & Homelessness-The Low Income Tax Credit. . .HUD's Office of Housing Counseling publishes Disaster Recovery Toolkit to help HUD housing counseling agencies. . .HUD National Alliance to End Homelessness posts The State of Homelessness in America 2016.
NOTES TO NOTE
HUD sets May 11th deadline for Continuums of Care to submit registrations for them to have access fiscal year 2016 Continuum Consolidate HUD sets May 11th deadline to submit comments on its proposal to establish Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Commission. . .Application process. . .Portland Housing Bureau sets May 13th deadline for "long-time & displaced residents" of north & northeast Portland, Oregon to apply for a preference to purchase, with assistance, a home in the neighborhood. . .HUD sets May 16th deadline to apply for some 110 grants of up to $738,000 each under Resident Opportunities & Self Sufficiency program. . .Meyer Memorial Trust sets May 9th deadline to apply for a total of $3.5 million through its Housing Opportunities portfolio. . .Meyer Memorial Trust sets May 23rd deadline to apply for funding through its Building Communities portfolio. . .Meyer Memorial Trust sets June 6th deadline to apply for $2.5 million through its Healthy Environment portfolio. . .HUD sets June 13th deadline to apply for $15 million in Jobs Plus Initiative Grants. . .UID sets June 14th deadline to apply for Native American tribal governments & organizations to apply for $56 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant funds. . .USDA sets June 17th deadline to apply for Community Connect grants of up to $3 million each to expand & upgrade broadband services in rural communities. . .HUD sets June 23rd to apply for nearly $16 million in fair housing private enforcement, education & outreach and organizations grants under Fair Housing Initiatives Program. . .FHA sets June 26th deadline for stakeholder comments on the draft Title I section of its Single Family Housing Policy Handbook HUD 4000.1. . .HUD sets June 28th deadline to apply for an anticipated 4 grants of $30 million each under the HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Program. . .Foraker Group sets July 1st deadline to apply for its 2016 Certificate in Non-Profit Management course.
League of Oregon Cities hosts Federal Grant Writing Workshop, May 3rd, Salem, Oregon. Visit
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative hosts Opportunity Fair to link Seattle & King County young people ages 18 to 24 who are out of school or not working to potential employment, May 5th, Seattle, Washington Visit
USDA & HUD host Webinar on USDA's new Strategic Economic and Community Development initiative & how rural communities can tap its funding opportunities, May 5th, on-line. Visit
City of Tacoma hosts Historic Preservation Month Kick-Off, May 6th, Tacoma. Visit
El Centro de la Raza hosts 11th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, May 7th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance hosts annual conference, May 11th & 12th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
International Living Future Institute hosts 2016 Living Future un-Conference, May 11th to 13th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation hosts 2016 Oregon Heritage Conference, May 4th to 7th, Salem, Oregon. Visit
City of Tacoma hosts Amazing Preservation Race, May 14th, Tacoma. Visit
Oregon AHMA hosts workshop on Income, Assets & Deductions, May 17th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit
Business Oregon hosts 2016 Oregon Brownfields Conference, May 16th & 17th, Sunriver, Oregon. Visit
HUD hosts HOME Investment Partnership Opportunities for Community Housing Development Organizations - CHDOs - workshop, May 18h & 19th, Seattle. Visit
Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Compliance Fundamentals workshop, May 19th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
Rural Community Assistance Corporation hosts Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Financing Workshop, May 19th, Eugene, Oregon. Visit
Oregon AHMA hosts workshop on Income, Assets, Deductions & Allowances Occupancy Skillbuilding for HUD & RD Managers, May 19th, Salem, Oregon. Visit
Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Compliance workshop, May 20th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
Preservation Idaho hosts 39th annual Orchids & Onions Award Ceremony, May 21st, Boise, Idaho. Visit
NAHRO's Pacific Northwest Regional Council hosts annual convention, May 22nd to 24th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Rural Community Assistance Corporation hosts Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Financing Workshop, May 24th, The Dalles. Visit
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians host mid-year conference, May 23rd to 26th, Grand Ronde, Oregon. Visit
EcoDistrict hosts Energy+Water Academy, May 24th to 26th, Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit
Capitol Hill Housing hosts its annual community forum, May 26th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
All Home hosts 2016 annual conference, June 1st, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Oregon Community Trees hosts 2016 Urban & Community Forestry Conference, June 2nd, Portland, Oregon. Visit
HUD Washington hosts Fair Labor Standards/Davis-Bacon Workshop for Contractors, June 13th, Yakima, Washington. Visit
National Conference of State Housing Agencies hosts annual national convention, June 13th to 16th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
HUD Washington hosts Federal Labor Standards/Davis-Bacon Workshop for HOME & CDBG Grantees, June 14th, Pasco, Washington. Visit
HUD Washington hosts Federal Labor Standards/Davis-Bacon Workshop for contractors in Washington State's Tri Cities area June 15th, Pasco, Washington. Visit
King County Office of Civil Rights hosts First Steps - Best Practices to Promote Fair Housing workshop, June 15th, Seattle. Visit
King County Office of Civil Rights hosts Advanced Fair Housing seminar, June 15th, Seattle. Visit
Association of Washington Cities hosts annual conference, June 21st to 24th, Everett, Washington. Visit
Association of Idaho Cities hosts annual conference, June 22nd to 24th, Boise, Idaho. Visit
HUD Alaska & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Contract Administration & Procurement Training, June 24th to 26th, Anchorage. Visit
FHA hosts Appraisal Workshop, June 23rd, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit
FHA hosts Underwriter Training Workshop, June 24th, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit
HUD Alaska & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host workshop on Indian Housing Plans & Annual Report Planning, June 21st & 22nd, Anchorage. Visit
HUD Seattle hosts Federal Labor Standards/Davis-Bacon workshop for CDBG & HOME grantees, public & tribal housing authorities & other HUD partners, June 21st, Seattle. Visit
Oregon AHMA hosts 2016 Affordable Housing Conference, June 22nd to 24th, Salem, Oregon Visit
HUD Seattle hosts Fair Labor Standards/Davis-Bacon workshop for contractors, June 23rd, Seattle. Visit
HUD Idaho hosts Federal Labor Standards Workshop, June 28th, Boise, Idaho. Visit
HUD Idaho hosts Federal Labor Standards Workshop for CDBG grantees & public housing authorities, June 29th, Boise, Idaho. Visit
HUD Washington hosts Federal Labor Standards/Davis-Bacon Workshop for HOME & CDBG grantees, June 30th, Spokane, Washington. Visit