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THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR LABORS ON BEHALF OF THOSE WE SERVE
Labor Day, 2014
The Obama Administration is committed to ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. "We have more work to do," says HUD Secretary Castro, but believes "incredible progress" has been made. The latest proof? In August HUD, Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness reported that the annual "point-in-time" national census of the homeless on a winter's night in January 2014 counted 24,837 fewer homeless vets than in 2010's count, including, they added a "nearly 40 percent drop in the number of veterans sleeping on the street." Skeptical? So was Ben Casselman of The New York Times. Read why he's not skeptical anymore at http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-number-of-homeless-veterans-really-is-falling/.
MEETING THE CHALLENGE
On the other hand that 40 percent reduction in homeless vets no longer living on the street still left on that January, 2014 evening the 60 percent - or 49,933 vets - who still were. "So long as there remains a veteran living on our streets," said VA Secretary Robert McDonald, "we have more work to do." So, will we get the job done by 2015? HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Bill Block says "yes." He is, in fact, "incredibly encouraged." See why at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw-VVAYz5lU&feature=youtu.be.
AND IF WE DO?
April DeLira of Anchorage, Alaska, isn't a veteran. But she's been homeless. Homeless, in fact, even before she was in high school, before she was a teenager she'd left home. Life on the streets, she told Megan Edge of The Alaska Dispatch, was "safer than being at home." Now 35, her life has changed - a lot. And her story offers as persuasive a case for why it's important for us to end homelessness, not just for those who are homeless but for those of us who aren't. The "pay-off" almost certainly will be far bigger than any cost. See Edge's story at http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/AnchorageDailyNews/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href
After nationwide search Home Forward stays close to home as its commissioners select Michael Buonocore - 12-year veteran with the housing authority of Portland and its deputy executive director since 2012 - to succeed Steve Rudman as CEO when he leaves Authority October 1st. . .Snoqualmie Tribe chairwoman Carolyn Lubenau says Tribe is donating$200,000 to American Red Cross' eastern Washington region and $50,000 to Washington animal search & rescue to help victims of 2014 wildfire season. . .The Community Foundation of Idaho in Caldwell, the Heart of Oregon Corps in Bend, the Southeast Workforce Development Council in Vancouver and YouthCare in Seattle win total of almost $4.2 million in Department of Labor YouthBuild grants. . .Washington State Housing Finance Commission, ROC USA & Mercy Housing help 133 manufactured-home owners in three Moses Lake parks to form cooperatives in order to purchase the lots beneath them. . .Assistant Secretary & FHA Commissioner Carol Galante says she'll leave HUD by year's end to accept position at University of California at Berkeley. . .Beaverton & Washington County win 2014 John A. Sasso Community Development Award for efforts to call attention to the importance of CDBG & Home resources in their communities. . .Pocatello NeighborWorks and Umpqua NeighborWorks in Roseburg among 17 organizations selected to work, over next year, to create a sense of pride and catalyze investment," in their target neighborhoods, says NeighborWorks. . .HUD awards 54 project-based HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers to Douglas County Housing Authority to insure long-term rental support to Eagle Landing veterans housing complex on VA campus in Roseburg and to free-up 54 non-VASH vouchers for use by households on Authority's waiting list. . .Hoping to "support, more people" to "be successful in improving their circumstances and transitioning out of" assisted housing and to "pave the way for new families who are now on our waiting lists to receive assistance," Seattle Housing Authority executive director opens "a conversation" on a proposes Stepping Forward initiative to provide "enhanced education, training and employment supports for adults who are between age 24 and 61and do not have a disability " - about 35 percent of the households the authority current serves - "that prevents them from working" at http://www.seattlehousing.org/news/releases/2014/steppingforward/index.html.
USDA Rural Development has set November 12th deadline to apply for some $5.9 million in Rural Community Development Initiative funds. The grants of up to $250,000 will be used by intermediaries - including state, county and city governments, for- and not-for-profit organizations, public housing authorities, Tribes and school districts - to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the grant for a "program of financial and technical assistance to a private, nonprofit community-based housing and development organization, a low income rural community or a federally recognized tribe." The organization receiving Initiative funds from the intermediary organizations must be located in a city or town of less than 50,000 residents. For more, see USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2014 at http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencies%3DUSDA%7CDepartment%20of%20Agriculture.
NEWS TO USE
As of September 19th, October 1st, 2014, HUD staff will no longer approve Section 184 Indian Loan Guaranteed Loans for properties on fee simple lands. They will instead be underwritten and approved by direct lenders. HUD will continue to approve Section 184 loans on land held in trust by the Federal government which presently constitute approximately 10 percent of Section 184 activity.
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In the August 26th Federal Register HUD has published a Final Rule to take effect January 21st, 2015 allowing FHA-approved lenders to "charge interest only through the date the mortgage is paid and prohibits the charging of interest beyond that date." Previously lenders had been allowed to charge interest until the end of the month in which pay-off occurred. For more, visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-26/pdf/2014-20214.pdf.
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Also in the August 26th Federal Register HUD published a Final Rule to take effect January 10th, 2015 that increases both the adjustable rate mortgage adjustment notification period and "look back" period on FHA-insured ARMS. For more, visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-26/pdf/2014-20215.pdf.
TIME TO FILE
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a bulletin at offering further guidance to mortgage servicers on its rule - effective January 1, 2014 - governing the required processes by which a mortgage should be transferred from one servicer to another including "examples of some things" its "examiners will look for when loans are transferred." In doing so, the Bureau called "particular" attention to the fact that its "examiners will carefully scrutinize transfers of loans with pending loss mitigation applications or approved trial and permanent modification plans." For more, visit http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201408_cfpb_bulletin_mortgage-servicing-transfer.pdf.
TIME TO ACT
September 15th is the deadline for an estimated 200,000 borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosureJanuary 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012 to file claims under the National Ocwen Mortgage Servicing Settlement won by 49 state attorneys general - including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington - and the U.S. Department of Justice. For more, visit http://www.nationalmortgagesettlement.com/.
TIME TO SPEAK
The Federal Register of August 15th at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-15/pdf/2014-19390.pdf published HUD's proposed Fair Market Rents for Federal fiscal year 2015. Comments on the proposal are due no later than September 15th.
BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
Metlakatla, reports Alaska Public Radio, is first Alaska native village to sign agreement with Department of Veterans Affairs that will enable veterans who wish to purchase a home that is located on Federal trust land to obtain a VA mortgage. . .Spokane Housing Authority opening public housing waiting list for 1 & 3 bedroom apartments on September 2nd throughout Spokane County. .Catholic Charities of Oregon names Dr. Richard Birkel as its new executive director. . .Reflecting its goal of expanding the supply of housing for the "growing population of low-income seniors," King County Housing Authority breaks ground for 77-unit Vantage Point housing for the elderly in Renton. . .Federal Home Loan Banks of Seattle and Des Moines report entering "into an exclusivity arrangement regarding a potential merger of the two Banks," an agreement that, if culminated, would require approval by Federal Housing Finance Tacoma Housing Authority wins Gold LEED designation for its community & education center in Hilltop neighborhood. . .Agency as well as members of the Banks. . .NeighborImpact, a charter member of NeighborWorks America,, and Housing Works, the housing authority of Deschutes County, announce joint venture that will make capital available only to NeighborWorks members available to Housing Works and central Oregon. . .OnTrack Inc. proposes to build $6.8 million, 46-unit apartment complex in Medford that, says Mail Tribune, "could become the first in the area where seniors and families live side by side". . .Fred Peck selected to succeed Jayne Auld as executive director of Spokane Housing Ventures. . .American Planning Association picks Seattle for its 2015 national conference. . .Thanks to Home Tour 2014, Mary McBride Band performs at five Solid Ground and LIHI affordable housing complexes. . .Oregonian says housing advocate Michael Withey may have "won over" Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to proposal to build 192-squre-foot "pods" on public land for "homeless and low-income residents". . .Boeing Employees Credit Union one of seven lenders chosen by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to participate in 3-month eClosing mortgage closing pilot.
Why do we so like summer. Maybe it's the bees buzzing, the flowers blooming or, most likely, HUD's partners humming with ground breakings and grand openings that preserve and expand our Region's affordable housing stock. Like the King County Housing Authority breaking ground on Vantage Point in Renton, 77 units of housing for the Puget Sound's growing number of senior citizens. Or the Spokane Tribe of Indians dedicating a new pavilion and recreation center at its 10-unit Tshimakian Meadows housing complex in Wellpinit. Or Yakima Valley Habitat starting construction on two more homes. Or St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County cutting the ribbon on the 54-unit Stellar Apartments in Eugene. Or the Tacoma Housing Authority celebrating completion of Bay Vista that replaces the dilapidated and demolished Hillside Terrace in the Hilltop neighborhood. Or REACH CDC breaking ground for the first phase of the 151-unit Orchards at Oremco Station in Hillsboro which, when complete, will be the largest multifamily passive housing complex in the country. Or the Makah Tribal Council opening the doors to the new Sail River Apartments. . .Or the Longview Housing Authority - and Senator Patty Murray - welcome 39 families - 28 of them formerly homeless - at Lilac Place in Longview. . .Or Catholic Charities Housing Service of Yakima & Beacon Development welcoming 51 farm worker families to Casa Kino in Quincy. . .Or the Metropolitan Development Council cutting the ribbon on the Randall Townsend Apartments, a shelter for the most at-risk homeless in Tacoma named after a homeless man killed, says KING-TV news, in 2003 by "skinheads" after, explained a friend, ""He just went out at the wrong time and the wrong place." Summer arrives and many folks head to the beach to relax. HUD's partners, on the other hand, step it up a notch or two or twenty!
"You know what we need? An ice cream shop." Boise Weekly reporter George Prentice writes that he heard a gentleman make the suggestion three different times to three different people at an Energize Our Neighborhoods visioning session hosted by the City at "a crowded" Whitney Center. George even thinks it might be a transformative thought. "While no one disputes the magic of ice cream, the episode was more interesting not for what the man was saying, but that he said he was thrilled that someone was actually listening to him. Years, perhaps decades, from now, Boise may look back on that ice cream conversation and dozens more—about public safety, housing and transportation, which all occurred at that June meeting—as part of a better way to invest in neighborhoods." To read his entire account of a "90-minute meeting" that might "start, giving the city and its residents the opportunity—and the structure—to define how they see their community, block by block" can be found at http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/welcome-to-boise/Content?oid=3212269.
The verdict is in and McMinnville came really, really close. But no cigar. McMinnville was one of 2,000 Main Streets nominated by reads of Parade magazine as the 2014 America's Best Main Street competition. When the votes were counted Mac placed second to Collierville, Tennessee. Looks like a really nice town to visit. But to settle down? Well, McMinnville clearly is second to none for that. Start with its residents and a few of the comments they submitted to the local paper - The News Register - when word spread that they'd won the red, not blue ribbon. "Darn," wrote one. "I guess the South did rise again," said another. "I still think we have a lot to be proud of regardless," noted a third."Collierville appears to be a really nice little town, just like McMinnville," commented another. "We all win. We all have the privilege of living in wonderful little towns that are the very definition of main street America, Best to Colliersville." Classy, classy, classy. Even they didn't win. No surprise, though, observed Ken Centers of The Oregonian. After all, what else would you expect from a place already going full steam ahead on planning for its 15th annual UFO Festival next May.
Domestic violence can wreck families. And the way our criminal justice system handles domestic violence can destroy them. Which is exactly what Ada County's Domestic Violence Court is trying to avoid since its establishment in 2006. "These cases resolve in such a short window that families are less disrupted," Judge Carolyn Minder, the court's creator, told Boise State Public Radio's Samantha Wright. "They don't get evicted, they're no longer homeless, kids don't have to go into foster care because they're homeless, so when the criminal justice system intersects with the violence, it completely changes what the outcome can be, if you do it quickly and thoughtfully." Indeed, the outcomes are so out-of-the-ordinary the Court's caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice and others who think its approach maybe should be the new normal. See how - and why - at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/special-idaho-court-model-fight-against-domestic-violence.
Ask homeless providers or advocates and they'll probably agree that developing an affordable, accessible and available inventory of housing to meet the diverse and circumstances of the homeless they serve is a, never-ending challenge. Even in large cities with plenty of resources and resolve like Seattle or Boise, Anchorage of Portland. The smaller the place, however, the bigger the challenge might be. A place like Unalaska, Alaska, a major, but very small fishing community of just under 4,500 people at just about the midway point of the Aleutian archipelago. For the last 20 years, reports Annie of Ropeik of KUCB Radio, Pastor John Honan of the Unalaska Christian Fellowship has operated Alexandria House, an old, single-family dwelling where, he says, he can shelter up to four people who've come to town looking for a job, but haven't found one and gone through all their resources. The Pastor is hoping to expand his ministry's capacity to serve the homeless. He even has a donated property he could use. So, you think the solution's at hand, right? Unfortunately, a long way from it. For more, read Popeik's account at http://www.alaskapublic.org/2014/08/25/emergency-housing-ministry-looks-to-grow-in-unalaska/.
You probably remember the TV ad. It showed, for example, a steak sizzling on a grill and a voice says "$7.99 a pound." Then a photo of a nice suit. "$475," the voice announces. Then a nifty roadster. "$31,500.," And then a picture of a kid hitting a home run or learning to ride a bike or playing with a puppy or, clad in an apron with a dusting of flour on one cheek, pulling a pie out of the oven. "Priceless," the voice proclaims. You "ooooh" and you "aaaaah." So true, you think. Until you look at your wallet, a stark reminder that "Priceless" though kids occasionally may be, expensive is a much surer bet. How expensive? Well, in August USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion's issued its annual report on Expenditures on Children by Families. A typical middle-income American "family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340" in 2013 dollars "for food, housing, childcare and education, and other child-rearing expenses up to age 18." That's up from $25,230 in 1960 - the first year USDA published a report). Raising a kid is cheaper in a rural than urban community and less expensive in the urban South and Midwest than the urban West or Northeast. Drill down a bit deeper. No surprise, at $540,514 New York City - particularly Manhattan is most expensive. Fairbanks tops the list in our region ranking 10th most expensive nationally at $334,563. Then comes Kodiak (12th), Juneau (16th), Anchorage (22nd), Portland (25th), Seattle (29th), Everett (40h), Tacoma (54th), Olympia (65th), Kennewick (133rd), Spokane (135th), Boise (144th), Twin Falls (188th), Moses Lake (195th) and, at $225,607 , Yakima (215th)., And the least expensive of the 288 cities surveyed? At $199,298, is Norman, Oklahoma, a pretty town that's home to the Sooners but so flat, to paraphrase the musician Joe Ely, you can stand on your front porch and watch your kids playing out back. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/08/0179.xml&navid=NEWS_RELEASE&navtype=
BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
LifeWorksNW & Home Forward celebrate opening of $18 million Center for Hope &Recovery which includes Lifeworks 36-bed treatment center and Home Forward's Beech Street Apartments providing, says Daily Journal of Commerce, 32 units of "sober and affordable housing" in northeast Portland. . .h. . .Department of Veterans Affairs awards more than $12 million in Supportive Services to Veterans Families funding to Catholic Social Services of Anchorage, Fairbanks Rescue Mission, El Ada, South Central CAP, Homeless Veterans Fellowship, Access, St. Vincent DePaul of Lane County, Community Action Team, Blue Mountain Community Action, Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, Easter Seals Oregon, Transition Projects, Community Psychiatric Clinic, The Opportunity Council, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, YWCA of Seattle/King/Snohomish, Catholic Charities of Yakima, Metropolitan Development Council of Tacoma and Goodwill Industries of Spokane. . .LIHI celebrates "topping-off" for 51-unit Cheryl Chow Court in Ballard scheduled for completion in 2015. . .Olympia City Council okays downtown action plan, says Olympian, including CDBG-funded, $250,000 Grown Olympia loan fund to provide "seed money" to small businesses. . .Orion Lumiere of Oregon Opportunity Network named new executive director of Community Alliance of Tenants in Portland. . .Grandview Senior Living Associates(a.k.a., Senior Housing Assistance Group), says News Tribune, acquires University Place site of former Samuelson's Apparel to develop affordable housing for the elderly. . .The World says some 500 vets attend Coos Bay Stand Down. . .Spokesman Review urges City Council to consider use of HUD's Section 108 loan program as funding source to renovate and re-open the Ridpath building - "a blight since closing in 2008" that " yields nothing but grief for the city today" - to increase affordable housing in downtown Spokane. . .Estately says West Linn is Oregon's and Kennewick is Washington state's family-friendliest city. . .The Washington state chapter of the American Planning Association has moved its offices to 2150 N 107th St, Suite 205, Seattle. . .HUD, EPA & Department of Transportation issue report detailing successes of first five years of their Partnership for Sustainable Communities here.
"Fairbanks stands out for its relative lack of amenities, with nearly eight times the national average of homes lacking complete plumbing or kitchens. A signify cant part of the population lives without these typical creature comforts because of lifestyle choices (the cabin experience),financial choices (dry cabins are cheaper), limited access to municipal water, and the environmental considerations of drilling household wells. The census estimates that nearly 2,200 Fairbanks homes lack complete plumbing and almost 1,800 don't have a complete kitchen. Unlike the state as a whole, which has seen a large decline in the percentage of people living without complete plumbing from 13.8 percent in 1970 to 4.7 percent now, the percentage hasn't changed much for Fairbanks. In 1970, 6.5 percent of Fairbanks residents lived in homes without complete plumbing, just slightly higher than the current 6.1 percent." - "Fairbanks Housing Market - Renting & Buying in Alaska's Second-Largest City," Alaska Economic Trends, August, 2014, Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
WORTH A READ
In a recent issue of Northwest Public Health Daniel Martin of Seattle's DESC - formerly known as the Downtown Emergency Service Center - argues that Housing First supportive housing should be eligible funding under the Affordable Care Act. He admits, though, that it "sounds like an overreach by human services advocates, doesn't it?" But he's persuaded by the benefits Housing First confer on the homeless - fewer visits to emergency rooms, less time in the county jail, not as many 911 calls. "If a new medicine came on the market that achieved these results, there would be a clamor to make it available to people who are homeless. But we already have a way to treat homelessness and its effects on health: supportive housing." Provocative, right? For his full argument, visit https://www.nwpublichealth.org/archives/s2014/rx-home.
WORTH A LISTEN
When times were good, the Kalberer family lived in a house. But then the Great Recession hit and things for them went very bad. Now they live in their car. Kris Kalberer and her daughter Erika talk for Story Corps about how that's working out at http://storycorps.org/listen/kris-kalberer-and-erika-kalberer/. It's one in a number of Story Corps conversations compiled as part of the Finding Our Way - Stories of Family Homelessness in the Puget Sound series funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at http://storycorps.org/finding-our-way-in-seattle-wa/.
"Each tribe has to determine if they're willing to allow a lender—another federal agency—to come in and foreclose," Wendy says. "Our tribe agreed to that and passed the required laws in 2007, and we saw the first mortgages take place about 2008. Those were typically refinances: people taking equity out. So that was the first time I'm aware of that any tribal member on the Makah reservation was able to actually treat their home as wealth and leverage it. It was a fairly pivotal time in the way that our people look at homeownership. Having access to mortgage capital and actually bringing it to the reservation and seeing it work," she continues, "was critical to our long-range planning in the creation of this new subdivision. We knew that we did not receive enough funding to even build one house and maintain jobs and services at the level that we had. We knew that we couldn't be the bank, we were not going to be able to build homeownership units and carry the contract because we just couldn't sustain that. It took probably two years to convince the tribal council and the community to even consider taking a mortgage out and having tribal members paying a bank and not the tribe. It's been a process—and we've now actually gotten to the point where I think if you spoke to people here, even including the Tribal Council, they would probably express surprise and excitement that the vision is actually coming to fruition and the skeptics are being proven wrong." -- Wendy Lawrence, Director of the Makah Tribe Housing Department, in the Washington State Housing Finance Commission's My View edition for July 2014 which focuses on how Washington state's Native American Housing Authorities" have found ways to "rise to the top." Visit www.wshfc.org/newsletter/index.htmt.
NOTES TO NOTE
.Alaska Community Foundation sets September 1st deadline to apply for Strengthening Organizations grants. . .HUD sets September 2nd deadline for fair housing and other non-profits to apply for more than $38 million in Fair Housing Initiative Programs funding. . .USDA Rural Housing Service sets September 2nd deadline to apply for $23.8 million in loans ^ $8.3 million in grants for off-farm farm labor housing. . .EPA sets September 5th deadline to submit nominations for National Smart Growth Achievement Award. . .Seattle Office of Housing sets September 12th deadline to apply for $22 million Rental Housing Program funds " to support the production and preservation of rental housing that will provide long‐term affordability". . .HUD sets September 15th deadline to submit comments on proposed Fair Market Rents for fiscal year 2015. . .USDA sets November 12th deadline to apply for grants of up to $250,000 through its Rural Community Development Initiative. . .USDA sets December 31st deadline to apply for "up to" $150 million in Section 538 loan guarantees for construction or rehabilitation of rural rental housing.
HUD hosts Webinar for HUD-approved housing counseling agencies to discuss their training needs, September 2nd, on-line. Visit Oregon AHMA hosts Maintenance Medley workshop, September 10th, Salem. Visit http://www.oregonaffordablehousingmanagement.com/2014-Classes/Sept10-2014MaintenanceMedleySCCFillableSavable.pdf.
FDIC, Comptroller of the Currency & HUD Idaho host Ada County Housing Summit, September 3rd, RSVP to email@example.com.
Annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Mortgage Lenders Association, September 7th to 9th, Portland. Visit http://www.oremba.org/event-796152.
Oregon AHMA hosts Maintenance Medley workshop, September 10th, Salem. Visit http://www.oregonaffordablehousingmanagement.com/2014-Classes/Sept10-2014MaintenanceMedleySCCFillableSavable.pdf.
Oregon Association of Realtors holds annual business conference, September 9th to 12th, Sunriver. Visit http://oregonrealtors.org/fall-convention.
HUD Idaho hosts Workshop on Health Opportunities in Energy Audits & Upgrades, September 16th, Pocatello.
Washington Association of Realtors holds annual business conference, September 17th to 19th, Pasco. Visit http://warealtor.org/news-events/fall-business-conf-2014/.
Alaska Association of Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Basics of Human Resources Management workshop, September 16th & 17th, Anchorage. Visit http://www.tfaforms.com/340572.
Annual gathering of the Northwest Community Land Trust Coalition, September 22nd to 24th, West Glacier, MT. Visit http://www.nwcltc.org/userfiles/image/save-the-date-large.jpg.
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians annual conference and trade show hosted by the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, Indian Reservation. September 22nd to the 25th, Pendleton. Visit http://www.atnitribes.org/.
Idaho Nonprofit Center hosts 14th annual statewide conference, September 23rd & 24th, Boise. Visit http://www.idahononprofits.org/annual-statewide-nonprofit-conference.
Annual conference of the Alaska Association of Realtors, September 23rd, Maui.
RCAC-Rural Community Assistance Corporation - hosts USDA Section 502 Direct Loan Packaging workshop, September 23rd t0 25th, Portland. Visit http://oregonon.org/files/2014/07/Portland-502-Training_registration-brochure-FINAL.pdf.
Master Builders of King & Snohomish Counties hosts 2014 Housing Summit, September 23rd, Bellevue. Visit http://www.masterbuildersinfo.com/index.cfm?/Events/page/Events-Calendar/QS/Detail/6275.
HUD holds Webinar for HUD-approved housing counseling agencies on their data needs & resources, September 23rd. Visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/907186456.
HUD Seattle hosts on-line Basics of Section 3 Webinar, September 24th, on-line.
First Nations Development Institute holds 19th annual L.E.A.D. Institute, September 24th to 26th, Tulalip. Visit https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1575552.
Oregon League of Cities holds 88th annual convention, September 25th to 27th, Eugene. Visit http://www.orcities.org/Conference/tabid/987/language/en-US/Default.aspx.
Alaska Coalition on Homelessness & Housing holds annual conference, September 29th to October 1st, Juneau. Visit http://www.alaskahousing-homeless.org/conference.
Oregon Opportunity Network convenes 2014 Fall Industry Conference, September 30th, Portland. Visit http://oregonon.org/member_services/spring-industry-support-conference-april-22-2014/.
Idaho Association of Realtors holds annual business conference, October 1st to 4th, Coeur d'Alene. Visit http://www.idahorealtors.com/Events/AnnualBusinessConference.aspx.
Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts 2014 Housing Washington Conference, October 6th to 8th, Tacoma. Visit http://www.wshfc.org/conf/.
Alaska Association of Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs hosts NAHASDA Essentials, October 6th to 8th, Anchorage. **TENTATIVE** Visit http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco hosts Oregon CRA Roundtable for community reinvestment officers, October 7th, Portland. Visit http://www.frbsf.org/community-development/events/2014/october/oregon-cra-roundtable-october-2014/.
Oregon chapter of American Planning Association hosts Health Community Speaker Series, October 7th, Portland. Visit http://www.oregonapa.org/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=80406.
HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs hosts Workshop on Needs Assessment for Successful Housing Management, October 8th and 9th, Seattle.
Idaho chapter of American Planning Association holds annual conference, October 8th to 10th, Boise. Visit http://idahoapa.org/2014-annual-conference/.
Oregon chapter of American Planning Association hosts Healthy Community Speaker Series, October 8th, Salem. Visit http://www.oregonapa.org/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=80409.
Oregon chapter of American Planning Association hosts Healthy Community Speaker Series, October 9th, Eugene. Visit http://www.oregonapa.org/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=80410.
Alaska Association of Housing Authorities offers Tribal Council/Board of Commissioners workshop, October 9th & 10th, Anchorage. ** TENTATIVE ** Visit http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php.
Oregon chapter of American Planning Association hosts Healthy Community Speaker Series, October 10th, Bend. Visit http://www.oregonapa.org/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=80411.
Oregon AHMA offers Certified Professional of Occupancy course, October 14th to 16th, Salem. Visit http://www.oregonaffordablehousingmanagement.com/2014-Classes/Oct14-15-16-2014CPOClassFlyerFillableSavable.pdf.
HUD Seattle hosts Basics of Fair Housing Webinar, October 15th, on-line.
Annual conference of Washington state chapter of American Planning Association, October 16th & 17th, Spokane. Visit http://www.washington-apa.org/conferences/2014/.
HUD hosts Webinar on Emergency Preparedness Planning for HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, October 21st on-line. Visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/907382544.
King County Office of Civil Rights hosts workshop on Fair Housing 101 for Nonprofit Transitional & Shelter Providers, October 21st, Seattle. Visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/CivilRights/FH/FHWorkshops.aspx.
Alaska Association of Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host workshop on Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report Training, October 28th & 29th, Anchorage. ** TENTATIVE ** Visit http://www.aahaak.org/upcoming-events.php.
Oregon AHMA (Affordable Housing Management Association) offers workshop on Maintaining RD Compliance, October 28th &29th, Salem. Visit http://www.oregonaffordablehousingmanagement.com/2014-Classes/
HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs hosts Self-Monitoring Training workshop, October 29th & 30th, Seattle.
Alaska Association of Housing Authorities and Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Workshop on Financial Management Basics for Small Tribes, October 29th & 30th, Anchorage. Visit http://www.aahaak.org/sg_userfiles/Financial_Management_Training_Workshop_Flyer_October_29-30_2014.pdf.
Washington State Human Rights Commission hosts Fair Housing Workshop, October 30th, Spokane. Visit http://www.hum.wa.gov/.