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Secretary Carson visits Oklahoma City
"This is not just an Oklahoma memorial. It's a national memorial. The things that happened here 22 years ago affected us as a nation. I'm humbled to be here today with you observing the anniversary and honoring the memory of 168 Americans who lost their lives 22 years ago today, this great crime not only on Oklahoma, but on America. . .This observation is about more than our losses. It's also about the survivors and revisiting the cherished memories of those who worked so hard every day to ensure a just and free society. A society that protects the most vulnerable people in our communities. I had the privilege of meeting with several survivors yesterday and hearing their incredibly touching stories about that day. It's also about remembering the promise and the joy of the young and the innocent and, through our sorrow, building a nation that they will be proud to call home, where every little one is loved and is safe. No terrorist or weapon could ever take away that strength purpose or innocence of character. None of those who died here, none of those who survived, none of the fellow Americans will allow something like this to destroy who we are as a nation." - Secretary Carson at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, April 19th, 2017, the 22nd anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred R. Murrah Federal Building
Idaho & Washington receive funds to recover from damaging winter storms
Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter & Washington Governor Jay Inslee have thanked President Trump & Federal Emergency Management Agency for the April 21st approving his request for a major Federal disaster declaration that will provide public assistance funding to help counties in Washington & Idaho recover from severe winter storms & flooding earlier this year. Thirteen counties - Adams, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Lewis, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Spokane, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla and Whatcom - which experienced an estimated $27 million in damages from January 30th through February 22nd were included in the President's declaration for Washington State & 11 counties in southern Idaho - Bingham, Cassia, Elmore, Franklin, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls and Washington counties - which sustained an estimate $30 million in damages from February 5th to March 3rd. in the declaration for Idaho. "We are grateful that President Trump acted quickly," said Governor Otter while Governor Inslee noted that affected counties "will benefit greatly" from the aid provided. FEMA public assistance authorized by the declarations provides grants of 75 percent for the eligible cost of emergency response and protective measures, debris removal and repairs to damaged infrastructure.
SPEAKING OF WHICH...
HUD-approved housing counselors who are helping residents of the Idaho & Washington counties affected by this past winter's storms & President Trump's disaster declarations may want to reacquaint themselves with the HUD Office of Housing Counseling's Disaster Recovery & Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
Gates Foundation honored for supporting education partnership
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been named one of 2017's 10 winners of the HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The Award, presented in collaboration with the Council on Foundations, honor "innovative and impactful cross-sector initiatives that have increased the quality of life for low- and moderate-income Americans living in urban, suburban, and rural communities." The Gates Foundation was selected because of its involvement in the Pacific Northwest Public Housing Authority-School District Partnership under which HUD and other housing resources are provided to public schools to promote residential stability which promotes enrollment stability which, in turn, improves student performance. The first school in the Partnership was between the Tacoma Housing Authority & Tacoma Schools at the McCarver Elementary School in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, one result of which was 2016 legislation to create a statewide network of such partnerships in Washington. Other winners of this year's Award are in Tulsa, New York City, Hilton Head, Detroit, Los Angeles and the states of Ohio, Florida, Colorado, California & New Hampshire. The Awards, said HUD Secretary Ben Carson, "celebrate the power of partnership, and honor exceptional organizations that are laying a strong foundation for more Americans to succeed and thrive."
NEWS TO NOTE
HUD posts fiscal year 2017 income limits for its assisted-housing programs effective April 14, 2017
HUD Secretary Carson welcomes President Trump's nomination of New Hampshire's Pamela Patenaude, currently President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America's Families & a former HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning & Development, to be Deputy Secretary as an "exceptional choice" & notes "She will bring a wealth of experience and steady leadership to HUD". . .Oregon Housing & Community Services says Housing Stability Council okays funding to produce or preserve more than 500 units of affordable housing in Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Glendale, Milton-Freewater, Milwaukie, Molalla, Portland, Rogue River & Woodburn for, says director Margaret Salazar, "individuals and families suffering from the destabilizing effects of gentrification and displacement, as well as veterans and farmworkers". . .Alaska First Lady Donna Walker says Michelle Overstreet, founder of My House, a drop-in center for homeless & at-risk young people in Alaska's Mat-Su Valley, is one of state's 10 2017 Volunteers of the Year. . .Business Oregon awards $53.6 million in seismic safety grants to 100 schools & 47 emergency services facilities across state. . .Saying it's "really encouraging to see all the growth & development across Idaho because of the CDBG" - Community Development Block Grant - "program," Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter & Idaho Department of Commerce award more than $6.3 million in Idaho CDBG funds to 18 communities to upgrade & expand community & senior centers, wastewater treatment & water distribution systems, reports KMVT-TV. . .Spokane, Washington City Council okays loan & property tax waiver to convert closed Ridpath Hotel in downtown into 179 units of workforce housing says Spokesman Review. . .Mayor Ethan Berkowitz of Anchorage, Alaska & Rasmuson Foundation form 2-year, $400,000 partnership to create city Chief Housing Officer. . .Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson orders Portland-based property manager to pay $16,000 finds for "for requiring service members to sign illegal lease addendums requiring them to forfeit rent concessions if they had to terminate their leases early as a result of change of station or deployment". . .Portland Housing Bureau awards total of $11.1 million to Innovative Housing Inc., Bridge Meadows, Proud Ground & Habitat for Humanity to develop 125 affordable rental & homeownership units in Interstate Corridor area of North/Northeast Portland, Oregon for "households displaced from N/NE Portland, or those who are at risk of displacement now". . .Paul G. Allen contributes $30 million & Seattle Mayor Ed Murray adds $5 million to expand supportive & housing services to homeless families. . .Idaho Press Tribune says Caldwell " would need to build at least 1,000 housing units to address the current shortage". . .Yakima, Washington City Council, says The Herald, considers changing definition of "multifamily" to include "tiny houses" & co-housing. . ."Skilled bureaucrat" Dan Fauske, the former chief executive director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for 18 years, passes away at the age of 66 reports Alaska Dispatch.
Eugene preserves its affordable housing stock
When Ya-Po-Ah Terrace was being built with HUD assistance almost 50 years ago it was, for many a most unwelcome addition to the skyline of Eugene, Oregon. Fifty years later & still the city's tallest building, it occasions cheers & a standing ovation. It's aged well. and, says Mayor Lucy Vinus, is a "key asset" in the city's efforts to address its affordable housing challenge.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Traveling far, but staying close to home
As a teenager backpacking through Europe, "travel guru" Rick Steves learned a lot about having a decent place to sleep. It's a lesson he hasn't forgotten as is evident from his greatest passion - affordable housing - and his generous support for those without it. Just ask the moms & kids at Trinity House in Edmonds, Washington.
Intergenerational housing as alternative to foster care
"One in five Native American children in Multnomah County," reports the NAYA Family Center in Portland, Oregon, "is in child welfare custody." That's a rate, it adds "26 times higher than White children." Separated from their families & removed from their cultures, those children are "more likely to age out of foster care, experience homelessness, drop out of high school, fail to obtain a diploma, and experience mental health and wellness issues." Which is why, in February, 2017, NAYA opened Generations, a 40-unit "intergenerational community of stable housing for foster children, parents wishing to adopt, and community Elders" that, quite simply, may help them get their culture and, with it, their futures back. Funding for the "approximately $12 million complex was provided by, among others, The Enterprise Community Investment, JP Morgan Chase, Oregon Housing Community Services, the Portland Housing Bureau & Portland Public Schools. But it's not just about bricks-and-mortar, Generations president Tom Benneke told Affordable Housing Finance. "It's a true community that promotes stability, collaboration, and caring relationships." And giving kids their cultures & their futures back.
Rural Alaska villages harness the wind
"The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind," sang Bob Dylan way, way, way back when.. And, it turns out, he could write, especially in the isolated, rural Native villages of Alaska. For decades, they've had to import oil to heat their homes, turn on their lights & run their generators. Given the rigors of transporting anything in vast, roadless expansions, it's especially expensive. That could be about to change for communities in the Yukon-Koyukuk Delta in western Alaska, reports KYUK-FM, following a meeting in Bethel which featured Chaninik Wind Group, a presentation by four villages - Kongiganak, Kwigillingok,Tuntutuliak & Kipnuk. "We have wind energy that has more than enough capacity to light the whole village," the Group's Roderick Phillip told the gathering. "So we captured the extra energy, and heated our homes." So, are the villages on their way to a fossil-fuel free future? Maybe yes. But maybe "no" since the savings realized to date are going to gasoline. "To hunt, fish, gather from the land and sea to fill our freezers and put food on our table," Mr. Phillip added.
Twin Falls makes more than a name for itself
Twin Falls, Idaho plays a sort of a trick on people who've never been there. You hear the name and think to yourself, "hey, I've never seen two waterfalls side-by-side. That's worth a visit." Which you make only to realize when you get there that Twin Falls is about a lot more than waterfalls. That certainly seems have been the case for Kirk Johnson of The New York Times who wrote recently about how in a time in which so many smaller American cities & towns seem to be on a death watch, Twin Falls is alive, well and, frankly, booming. So much so that he wonders if it's hit "the sweet spot." See why.
THE VIEW FROM CITY HALL
The key to transforming a downtown
Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Ethan Berkowtiz doesn't particularly like the view from his 8th floor office, a "dispiriting expanse of street-level parking lots," says The Alaska Dispatch. He sees it as "a blank canvas," that offers the "potential for us to do something that transforms downtown," And housing may play an important role in that transformation.
BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
Washington State Housing Finance Commission okays $269.5 million in financing to preserve & produce "more than 1,100" affordable housing units in Aberdeen, Everett, Olympia, Renton, Seattle, Spokane & Yakima. . .Astoria, Oregon City Council passes ordinance, says Astorian, "allowing owners of single-family homes to create housing by converting interior spaces, such as attics and basements, or building new detached structures on their land" to "rent out" the "extra dwelling units to long-term residents". . .A Way Home Washington launches 100-day challenge for King, Pierce & Spokane counties to "tackle youth homelessness" with support from Schultz Family Foundation & Raikes Foundation. . .Allyson Brooks of the Washington State Historic Preservation Offices announces 2017 SHPO awards including to five Tribes - the Colville Confederation Tribes, the Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, New Peace Tribe & the Wanapum Band Tribe - for the "successful repatriation of The Ancient One". . .Diane Casto, says Alaska Journal of Commerce, named executive director of Alaska Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. . .Forbes says Wenatchee, Washington & Boise, Idaho among 25 best places to retire in 2017. . .Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler appoints 5-member panel to oversee spending of $258.4 million affordable housing tax levy approved by voters last fall. . .Bellevue, Washington City Council votes 4-3, says Bellevue Recorder, for a 100-bed, low-barrier shelter for homeless men, the city's first, a day shelter & 50 to 60 affordable housing units on site owned by King County. . .Pacific Crest Affordable Housing to build 26 "to-buy" cottages on city-owned parcel in Bend, Oregon says The Bulletin. . .The non-profit Home Fund hosts public forum on whether Thurston County, Washington should place an affordable housing tax levy measure on on the November ballot, says Olympian.. . .REACH Community Development Corporation celebrates grand opening of Isabella Court I, 46 units of affordable housing for the elderly in Vancouver, Washington. . .Hillsboro, Oregon celebrates grand opening of Latino-based economic development hub, El Centro de Prosper dad says Hillsboro Tribune. . .LIHI celebrates grand opening of 40-unit Licton Springs Village, the sixth "tiny home" community to open in Seattle, Washington, says The Times. . .With more than 60 years under its belt, Rasmuson Foundation president Diane Kaplan speaks with Alaska Public Broadcasting's Insight about the values, the work & the evolving mission of the Foundation, one of the Northwest's largest. . .With support from Amerigroup, Pacific Hospital PDA, the Garneau-Nicon Foundation & Foster Foundation, Downtown Emergency Service Center opens Nurse Mary's Clinic to provide primary nursing care to the homeless in Seattle's Pioneer Square area. . .Juneau Community Foundation contributes $1.8 million to non-profits, says The Empire, "to help support housing assistance for the homeless first and foremost". . .Idaho Falls, Idaho celebrates May Day by opening a brand new fire station downtown, replacing facility with cracked floors that couldn't house heavier fire equipment says Post Register. . .Capitol Hill Housing & BRIDGE Housing unveil plans to develop affordable housing near new light-rail station in Northgate area of Seattle, Washington.
Funding for affordable housing
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines - whose service area includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington - has set June 1st as the start date & June 30th as the deadline to apply for Affordable Housing Program subsidies. The program "encourages partnerships between" its "member financial institutions and local housing providers to secure funds for the purchase, construction or rehabilitation of affordable homeownership or rental housing units." This year the Bank expects to make awards of up to $750,000. In 2016, the Bank awarded some $6 million to support development of almost 600 affordable units in Anchorage, Alaska, Eagle & Pocatello, Idaho, Portland, Oregon & Arlington, Duvall, Everett, Grandview, Kelso, Mattawa, Poulsbo, Richland, Sammamish & Seattle, Washington. Applications must be filed on-line.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is also making some $10 million available to its member banks to provide HomeStart payment assistance to eligible borrowers. Members are eligible for up to $250,000 in HomeStart funds for down payment assistance of up to $7,500 for eligible borrowers & $100,000 in HomeStart Plus funds for down payment assistance of up to $5,000 per borrower. The Bank reimburses the member at the closing of the loan. The Bank's Web site includes Webinars on the enrollment, reservation, disbursement & post-disbursement phases of the process. The enrollment process currently is open.
Reclaiming & repurposing the landscape
The Environmental Protection Agency has set a May 18th deadline to apply for Federally-recognized Tribes or inter-tribal consortia to three grants of up to $99,000 through its Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes. The program supports "the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste management in Indian country."
Making your neighborhood your own
Metro Portland has set a May 26th deadline for organizations & local governments to apply for grants of between $10,000 & $25,000 - with a total of $100,000 available - under its new Community Placemaking program. The grant program is intended to "creative projects that empower and involve community members to make changes they want to see in their neighborhoods" including the "repurposing" of public spaces, "enlivening" public spaces with art & activities, creating "temporary grace periods" to try new approaches to neighborhood zoning & transportation issues or changing the function or form of public spaces.
Planning for prosperity in Portland
Metro Portland also is setting a May 26th deadline for cities & counties in the Greater Portland area to apply for up to $2 million in 2040 planning & development grants to "help communities create new housing and commercial opportunities, whether by revitalizing town centers, developing employment areas, reducing barriers to equitable housing or planning for new urban land." Twenty-five percent of the funds to be awarded to projects in areas brought within the urban growth boundary since 2009, 25 percent will go to projects that "projects to make development more possible in centers, corridors, station areas and employment areas" in places within the urban growth boundary & the balance will go to projects within the boundary "that have a strong emphasis on serving historically marginalized communities and/or reducing barriers to equitable housing."
Home Depot support for veteran housing
The Home Depot Foundation has set a June 23rd deadline for non-profit organizations to apply for its Veterans Housing Grant program. The funding awards - typically from $100,000 to $500,000 - are "solely for the physical construction or repair of housing" & Foundation funding is not intended to cover "soft services" associated with the project. Foundation awards must represent less than 50 percent of a project's development costs. The target population are honorably-discharged veterans at or below 80 percent of area median income. Organizations or individuals with projects focused on single home construction or repair would not qualify for this program and, the Foundation says, might be better served by its Community Impact Grant program.
Serving those who've served
Would your community's Continuum of Care benefit from a bit of technical assistance to help achieve its goal - and the nation's goal - of ending homelessness among veterans. Well, since mid-2015 HUD's Vets@Home initiative has provided free technical assistance to some 130 Continuums across the country. And whether you're a new Continuum or a long-established one, that T.A. is available again this year. To start the process all you must do is log-in at the HUD Exchange Website & "Vets@Home Technical Assistance Request" in the subject line and select "Continuum of Care Organization" under "Organization Type." In the box for "Overall Need for Technical Assistance," describe the activities related to ending veterans' homelessness that your community would benefit from the most. It's easier than making a chocolate milkshake. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
"Opening doors to public housing"
The Vera Institute of Justice Opening Doors Initiative has set a May 12th deadline for applications from public housing authorities, including Housing Choice Voucher programs, that would benefit from technical assistance in planning and implementing reentry programs or change policies in order to increase access to housing for people with conviction histories. The Institute is seeking "a handful" of authorities that would benefit from up to 9 months of assistance. Selections will be announced in June.
BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
Now in just its third year as HUD Community Development Block Grant entitlement community, City of Walla Walla, Washington, says Union-Bulletin, has used funding to assist 2,342 low- & moderate-income residents, install more than 3,200 feet of sidewalks, built 87 Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps & repaired 24 houses.. . . Juneau, Alaska Assembly unanimously okays $1.2 million to allow completion of Juneau Housing First complex, now expected to open in July says The Empire. . .Instead of going forward with planned demolition of "perfectly good home" in Ferndale, Washington, says KING-TV, Interfaith Coalition is rehabbing it to provide transitional housing for up to 20 families over next decade. . .Next City says Seattle, Washington's Office of Neighborhood's "new path" may make NIMBYism "a thing of the past". . .Tacoma, Washington City Council okays 8-year property tax exemption for development of $40 million mixed-use, transit-oriented development that will provide 247 units of market-rate rentals on "long vacant" parcel in city's Hilltop neighborhood says News Tribune. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services posts its strategic goals & expected outcomes for 2017. . .Mayor Erik Larson tells The Daily World that beard if the Low Income Housing Institute of Seattle has approved plans to seek funding for development of a low-income housing complex "to help answer the need for affordable housing for low-income singles, families and couples." in Aberdeen, Washington. . .Some towns want high-speed Internet & others high-speed transit, but Togiak, Alaska, population 817, just wants Troopers & come June it looks like it'll get them says KDLG-FM. . .Corey Farmer of Group One Sotheby's named 2017 REALTOR of the year, Lisa Cunningham of Better Homes & Gardens Realty the Rookie REALTOR of the Year, Krista Deacon of Silvercreek Realty Group the Broker of the Year and Pam Grove of the Group named Humanitarian of the Year by Boise Regional Association of REALTORS says Idaho Statesman. . .City of Vancouver, Washington hosts public forum on how to stretch or leverage" the $42 million Affordable Housing Program tax levy approved by voters in November, 2016 says Columbian. . .Thanks to HUD funds, City of Eugene, Oregon" reclaims" & revitalizes downtown's Charmel Mulligan Park, that was "becoming increasingly dangerous," reports KVAL-TV. . .Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sues Ocwen for "widespread Errors, Shortcuts & Runarounds" in mortgage processing that "cost borrowers money" & "homes". . .For American Institute of Architects competition Washington State University School of Design & Construction students design a prototype shelter for homeless, says Daily Evergreen, that folds-up like an accordion & might fit into a backpack.
There's recycling & then there's RECYCLING
From June, 2015 through December, 2016, the Kodiak Area Native Association, Kodiak Island Housing Authority & the 800 or so residents of six Alaskan Native villages - Pt. Lions, Ouzinkie, Larsen Bay, Akhiok, Oak Harbor & Karuluk - joined together to get rid of metal that had been discarded over the years & scarred the landscape in around the places they called home. With a grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Coast Impact Assistance Program, by drive's end they'd collected, the Association reports, "2,625.5 tons of scrap metal. 27,939 pounds of lead acid batteries, 1,715 pounds of electronic waste, twenty-nine 55-gallon drums of contaminated fuel waste, and 540 gallons of paint, chemicals, and other household hazardous waste removed for recycling off-island" - or about 3.2 tons of waste per resident. The stuff was squished & squashed a bit on site then shipped by barge to Homer where it was squished & squashed some more & then put on its way to Seattle for even more squish & squash. And on Kodiak Island? "Even now, people are calling today wanting to know where they can take their" old stoves, washers & freezers, one Islander told KMXT-FM. The when's & how's drive is already up for discussion.
Behind the numbers of an affordable housing crisis
From April 4th to April 18th the King County Housing Authority opened-up its waiting for Housing Choice Vouchers. It did not go unnoticed by those looking for affordable housing. The Authority received a total of some 19,462 households comprised of 43,012 moms, dads & kids. Twenty-nine percent of the households reported "no income," up from 12 percent just two years ago, & 60 percent said they currently were homeless, up from 47 percent in 2015. More than 700 of the applications were received from veterans, 400 of whom said they are homeless. When the Authority holds a lottery in May to decide which families will & which families won't be on the list come June when the first vouchers will be distributed, the 19,462 families will be competing, randomly, for 3,500 slots.
QUOTE TO NOTE
Not just a "big-city" problem
"At this point, I'm looking for a shed. I'm not being picky anymore" - Adrian Ashton, an employed, single mother of two, who has been looking, without success, in both Jackson & Josephine counties, Oregon for a place of their own,, Grants Pass Daily Courier, April 9, 2017
A big man fit for a big state
"Mr. President, for months I've been coming down to the floor each week to recognize someone in my state who has made a difference-someone who has devoted time and energy to making my state a better place to live for others. I call these individuals our Alaskan of the Week. Mr. President, this week I'd like to honor Dan Fauske, one of the strongest willed, warmest hearted people I have ever known. All he's done for us has made Alaska a better place for all of us. . .As his bio indicates, there is no doubt that for decades, Dan served Alaska with his hands, his heart, and his head. But a bio, on paper, can only tell you so much about a person. To appreciate him, you must have been with him and watched the energy and can-do spirit radiate off of Dan. You had to have watched him talk to people: with respect, with humor, understanding and keen intelligence. He had a big laugh and told great stories. He also had that rare ability to genuinely connect with everybody he met, and was able to speak the language of a businessman, a builder, veteran, and a public servant. He spoke the language of a father, a husband, a friend, and a true Alaskan. In so doing, he gained the respect of politicians, state workers, military members-people from all across Alaska. If you wanted something done and done right, you asked Dan Fauske to help do it. People trusted Dan Fauske. I trusted Dan Fauske. . .Mr. President, Dan passed away this afternoon, with his family and friends by his side. Our prayers, and the prayers of so many Alaskans, go out to all of them during this difficult time. For anyone watching, I humbly ask that they say a prayer too" - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan in remarks on the floor of the Senate in memory of his colleague & friend Dan Fauske, April 5, 2017
WORTH A READ
Better housing = better students
The latest issue of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission's My View newsletter by executive director Kim Herman focuses on how the worlds of housing & education are coming together" to help kids. The work they do, Herman writes "is absolutely critical. Just one glaring example: About one in every 30 students in Washington state is homeless. During the 2015-16 school year, that added up to more than 40,000 kids.1 More than half of these homeless children are in elementary school. The statistics on school success (not to mention in future life and career) for children who lack stable housing and are shunted from school to school paint a grim picture. As many studies, have shown, there's a direct relationship between family poverty and low student achievement." Contributors include Courtney Cameron of the Seattle Housing Authority, Michael Mirra of the Tacoma Housing Authority, Ted Dezember of the King County Housing Authority, Patrick Jones of Priority Spokane & Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal.
NOTES TO NOTE
HUD deadline for Continuums of Care to register for 2017 funding competition is May 1st, on-line. . .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. . .Metro in Portland sets May 26th deadline to apply for Community Placemaking grants of between $10,000 & $25,000 & for 2040 Planning & Implementation grants to help promote housing & economic development within the Urban Growth Boundary. . .Home Deport Foundation sets June 23rd deadline for non-profits to apply for Veterans Housing Grants of between $100,000 & $500,000 each. . .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 Foundation sets May 31st deadline to apply for eligible residents of AHMA communities to apply for college scholarships to be awarded in 2017. . .Registration is now open for Idaho Department of Commerce's Northwest Community Development Institute from July 17th to July 21st in Boise, Idaho. . .HUD sets August 9th to 11th for annual HOPWA Summit in Tampa, Florida.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines hosts 2017 regional meeting for its members, May 1st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
Intermountain Fair Housing & HUD Idaho host Fair Housing A to Z Workshop, May 2nd, Rexburg, Idaho. Visit
HUD hosts Moving to Work Expansion Listening Session, May 2nd, Denver, Colorado. Visit
Urban Land Institute hosts annual spring meeting, May 2nd to May 4th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Intermountain Fair Housing & HUD Idaho host Fair Housing A to Z Workshop, May 3rd, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Visit
HUD hosts Using Federal Historic Tax Credits to Provide Affordable Housing Webinar, May 4th, on-line. 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
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines hosts 2017 regional meeting for its members, May 5th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
City of Tacoma hosts Great American Preservation Race in celebration of Historic Preservation Month, May 7th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines hosts 2017 regional meeting for its members, May 10th, Portland, Oregon. Visit
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance hosts annual conference on ending homelessness, May 10th & 11th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit
HUD's Office of Native American Programs hosts Asset Building: A Pathway to Economic Self-Determination III conference, May 10th & 11th, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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
Affordable Rural Housing Council hosts USDA Rural Development Basics, Part 1, Webinar, May 11th, on-line. Visit
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines hosts 2017 regional meeting for its members, May 11th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
Northwest Community Land Trust hosts annual spring gathering, May 15th to 17th, Winthrop, Washington. Visit
Oregon AHMA hosts REAC Prep & the New Repair Standards workshop, May 16th, Salem, Oregon. Visit
Affordable Rural Housing Council hosts Being a More Successful Community Manager Webinar, May 16th, on-line. 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
Intermountain Fair Housing & HUD Idaho host Fair Housing A to Z Workshop, May 18th, Twin Falls, Idaho. 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
Intermountain Fair Housing & HUD Idaho host Fair Housing A to Z Workshop, May 22nd, Moscow, Idaho. Visit
Affordable Rural Housing Council hosts Asbestos & Lead Paint Awareness Training, May 23rd, Sea-Tac, Washington. Visit
Intermountain Fair Housing & HUD Idaho host Fair Housing A to Z Workshop, May 23rd, Lewiston, Idaho. Visit
Affordable Rural Housing Council hosts Asbestos & Lead Paint Awareness Training, May 25th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
Preservation Idaho hosts its 40th annual 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
Inland Empire Section of American Planning Association, Washington hosts annual conference, June 1st & 2nd, Priest Lake, Idaho. Visit
HUD's Office of Native American Programs hosts Procurement Training, June 6th & 7th, Olympia, Washington. Visit
King County Office of Civil Rights hosts Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications for Residents with Disabilities Workshop, June 6th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
HUD's Office of Housing Counseling hosts Webinar on How to Become a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency, June 13th, on-line. Visit.
All Home hosts annual conference, June 14th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Oregon AHMA hosts annual conference, June 14th to 16th, Bend, Oregon. Visit
Association of Washington Cities hosts annual conference, June 20th to 23rd, Vancouver, Washington. Visit
Affordable Rural Housing Council hosts Bullying Among Seniors: Out of the Playground into Senior Living Communities Webinar, June 20th, on-line. Visit
Washington State University Extension hosts Stop Pests in Housing Workshop, June 20th, Puyallup, Washington. Visit
Association of Idaho Cities hosts annual conference, June 21st to 23rd, Boise, Idaho. Visit
Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Office of Native American Programs host Indian Housing Plan Annual Performance Report Workshop, June 21 & wind, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
Affordable Rural Housing Council hosts USDA Rural Development Basics, Part 2, Webinar, June 27th, on-line. Visit
HUD Oregon hosts 24 CFR Part 58 Environmental Review Training for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington housing authorities, June 27th to 29th, Portland, Oregon. Register with Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian.email@example.com
Oregon AHMA hosts Budgeting to Meet Your Goals Workshop, June 28th, Salem, Oregon. Visit
Oregon AHMA hosts Budget to Meet Your Goals Workshop, June 30th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit