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Northwest HUDLines
April 2018
HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington
Leland Jones, Editor, 206/220-5356 or Leland.jones@hud.gov
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APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH
[FHA Logo]
"Fifty years of opening doors."

A PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION
President Trump declares April, 2018 as National Fair Housing Month
"...My Administration has continued to fight for the American people and for equal access to opportunity in America. That is why we are exploring and developing evidence-based reforms to enhance the development of affordable housing options, free from discrimination, that can alleviate poverty and promote opportunity. My Administration intends to deliver on the promise outlined by the Fair Housing Act, by ending prejudice and unlawful discriminatory practices in the sale, lease, and financing of housing, expanding the availability of affordable housing, promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities, encouraging economic mobility, and creating more vibrant communities..." - President Donald J. Trump, The White House, March 30th, 2018 Read the full Proclamation

JOIN US
As HUD Secretary Carson has said, "It was a seminal moment in our country's history when the ideals of equality and fairness were embodied in a law that continues to shape our communities and our neighborhoods 50 years later. But the promises of the Fair Housing Act require our constant vigilance to confront housing discrimination in all its forms and to advance fairness on behalf of those seeking their American dream."In the COMING UP calendar at the end of this e-bulletin you will find some 20 activities being hosted by a number of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act being hosted by our partners - including Alaska Legal Services, Idaho Legal Aid Services, the Intermountain Fair Housing Council, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, the Fair Housing Center of Washington & the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance - If your schedule permits, we hope you will join us in the celebration.

! ! ! NEWS FLASH ! ! !
HUDUser HUD posts fiscal year 2018 income limits for public housing, Section 8 project-based rental assistance, Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 202 & Section 811 housing programs. They take effect April 1st, 2018

BRIEF BRIEFS
Washington Governor Jay Inslee signs bill into law prohibiting landlords in Washington state from refusing to lease or rent real property to a prospective tenant or evict a current tenant based on source-of-income as Oregon did in 2014...Affordable housing advocates & real estate agent were "cheering," says Bend Bulletin, after Oregon Legislature passes bill "tripling" - from $20 to $60 - "document-­recording fee collected by county clerks" & that supports development of affordable housing...Alaska Housing Finance Corporation & Rasmuson Foundation award $2 million, reports Delta Discovery, to support development of Teacher Health Professional & Public Safety Officer Housing in villages of Hoonah, Huslia, Kasaan & Tununak...Imagine Housing celebrates grand opening of The Athena, 91 units of affordable housing for the elderly in Kirkland, Washington, & less than a week later unveils plans for The Esterra Park, 130 units of affordable housing for families also in Kirkland says Redmond Reporter...Housing Works goes 2-for-1 on March 19th breaking ground for both the 42-unit La Pine Townhomes in La Pine, Oregon AND the 48-unit Village Meadows in Sisters says KTVZ-TV...American Planning Association declares Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart Plaza a "great place," Ketchum, Idaho's Main Street a "great street" & downtown Walla, Walla, Washington a "great neighborhood"...Recently-enacted spending bill for Federal government includes a doubling of the Denali Commission in Alaska which includes $15 million for the relocation of the village of Newtok - threatened by coastal erosion & flooding - to safe ground at Metarvik, reports Colorline...Coccoon House of Everett, Washington breaks ground for Colby Avenue Center to serve as Snohomish County's first housing ^ service center for young people 18 to 24 in the county, says Herald...Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney named chair of Oregon's Housing Stability Council... SquareOne Village, says Register Guard, turns over the keys to the 3rd of 22 "tiny homes" it plans to build as Emerald Village on 1-acre parcel in Eugene, Oregon...King County, Washington Executive Dow Constantine says county to make warehouse at old Fisher flour mill on Harbor Island available to The BLOCK Project of Seattle & Humble Design of Pontiac, Michigan to build & furnish small, sustainable "granny" cottages to place in residential backyards & increase county's affordable housing stock...Using proceeds from sale of city-owned building Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan says promised $2 million m program to provide rental & utility assistance to 1,000 families on Section 8 waiting list to launch in April.

ONE YEAR ON
"Last Friday was my one-year anniversary of being sworn in as HUD Secretary. Since then, my core convictions have remained the same: that our society has a great responsibility to help those in need, and that the most efficient, compassionate, and effective method is to focus on widening and strengthening their path to self-reliance and prosperity. But something else has changed for me: getting to meet hundreds-even thousands-of amazing men and women across the country who have dedicated their careers to lifting their fellow Americans. In local HFAs, in charities and churches, in government offices, and our own HUD headquarters here in DC, every day I see the generous heart beating at the center of our nation. It beats so strong, and so regularly, that sometimes we take it for granted, and get distracted by political disagreements or other events around the world. But still, that heart remains. It gives life to our cities and our countryside. And it stays healthy through the efforts of everyone in this room." - HUD Secretary Ben Carson in remarks prepared for delivery at the legislative conference of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, Washington, D.C., March 5. 2018
 
BY THE NUMBERS
A look at the omnibus spending bill
As you know, the Congress has passed & President Trump has signed an omnibus bill funding the Federal government for the balance of Federal fiscal year 2018 which ends at midnight, September 30th. It's more than 2,300 pages long & there probably still are some folks poring over all the numbers on all those pages. For now, however, here's analysis from Novogradac & Company of what the numbers in those pages mean for HUD:

[Blog Chart Key Programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Budget]

BIG BOOST.
Capitalizing affordable housing
Saying it's come at a "crucial time," Governor Jay Inslee & the Washington Department of Commerce have announced the award of some $56.7 to support 42 affordable housing developments across the state. The funding is over & above the $8.1 million in HUD's National Housing Trust Fund & HOME funding for affordable housing that the Department announced in January. The Housing Trust Fund awards are expected to result in the creation of just over 1,900 housing units, including 1,307 multifamily units, 478 units for the homeless or farmworkers & 121 homeownership units for low-income, first-time buyers. It's projected that 30 percent of the funding will go to projects in rural areas, 33 percent to King County projects & the balance to other urban areas. The funding, added the Governor, will help "many Washingtonians who are finding it increasingly difficult to find appropriate and affordable housing in their communities." Since 1986 the state's Housing Trust Fund has awarded "almost $1 billion" to support the development or preservation of 48,000 affordable housing units statewide. The Department also announced its next Notice of Funding Availability for some $10 million in Trust Fund awards "this summer" & also is anticipating the award of $5 million appropriated by the Legislature to provide housing for those displaced by disasters as well as addition HUD funding.

BOOST TOO
Small cities, big dreams
Business Oregon has announced the award of just over $10.2 million in HUD Community Development Block Grants to projects in two counties & 12 smaller cities to promote "viable communities by expanding economic opportunities, providing decent housing, and creating suitable living environments, principally for persons of low and moderate income." The cities of Irrigon, Haines & Fall City received CDBG funds for public works projects, Prineville & Baker City for community facilities, La Grande to support microenterprise development, and Union County & the cities of Astoria, Harrisburg, Ontario, Pilot Rock, Roseburg, Stayton & The Dalles for housing rehabilitation. The projects "can make a big difference," said director Chris Harder, and "set the stage for long-term economic growth and community health in rural Oregon."

RURAL TO URBAN
Changing countryside changes eligibility
USDA Rural Development is required to conduct a review every five years of whether areas remain eligible for its housing programs. Eligibility is determined principally by population, whether an area retains a rural character & its proximity to urban areas. The most recent review was announced on November 20, 2017 and using data from the 2015 American Community Survey & considering comments submitted as part of the review process, USDA Rural Development has determined that 8 Oregon communities or Census-designated areas - Grants Pass, Damascus, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Central Point, Hayesville, Four Corners &.Bethany - should no longer be eligible for housing programs. In addition, a similar review concluded that 11 Washington state communities - Battle Ground, Camas, Lake Stevens, Maple Valley, Monroe, Mt. Vernon, Prairie Ridge, Silverdale, Spanaway, Washougal & Wenatchee - should not remain eligible for its housing programs. Finally, a review of Idaho communities concluded that certain areas recently-annexed by Idaho Falls should no longer be eligible. The decisions are expected to take effect in early June.

BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
Hot topic at Idaho Housing & Economic Development in Boise, says Idaho Business Review, is how lack of affordable housing makes it harder to recruit workers...Joined by Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan & King County Executive Dow Constantine, Downtown Emergency Service Center & Harborview Medical Center celebrate opening, reports KOMO-TV, of The Estelle,-91 more units affordable, low-threshold housing for the chronically homeless, including innovative 15-bed medical unit for hospitalized homeless cleared for discharge but without "a safe place to go"...Reflecting their "belief in downtown Eugene," Oregon, developers release plans for $60 million upgrade & expansion of 5th Street public market including a hotel, retail space & market- & low-income housing, says Register Guard...After more than 20 years leading Volunteers of America Alaska, Elaine Dahlgren hands over the reins to Sherrie Wilson Hinshaw says Alaska Journal of Commerce...With expected hiring of full-time case manager in April, says Union-Bulletin, Blue Mountain Heart-to-Heart expects to be able to provide comprehensive support to people living with HIV/AIDS in Asotin & Garfield counties, Washington...Twin Falls, Idaho City Council leases downtown building for $1 dollar to Optimist Club that to provide transitional housing to young people who've aged out of foster care says MagicValley.com..."Coalition of community advocates, government officials & Salem police officers," says Statesman Journal, secures "a safe & stable place to be" & call home for 90 young people during 100-day campaign...City of Renton, Washington proposes Safe & Healthy Homes program to annually license all rental properties -including that 40 percent of the city's stock built before 1940-& require that they meet all building & health codes says Renton Reporter...Beaverton, Oregon & Pasco & Tacoma, Washington among 20 finalists for designation as National Civic League's 2018 All American City awards...Praising her for her "tenacity & laser-like focus on results," Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan says Catherine Lester, the City's Human Services Director since 2015 is resigning to return to Toronto, Canada to care for her parents reports The Times...Snoqualmie, Washington City Council okays conditional use permit to include five, 4-story buildings as part of 11-building, 191-unit Panorama Apartments affordable housing complex says Valley Record....Wrangell, Alaska Assembly okays, reports KSTK-FM, $9 million water treatment plant to replace one, that in 2006, caused City to declare "water emergency"...City of Caldwell, Idaho & non-pfofit Advocates Against Family Violence, reports Idaho Press Tribune, to launch CDBG-funded project in April "to help those at risk of losing housing in emergency situations"...While saying it has "laudable goal of "eliminating the implicit bias in tenancy decisions," a King County, Washington Superior Court Judge strikes down City of Seattle "first-in-line" ordinance requiring landlords to rent to first qualified applicant because choosing tenants is a "fundamental attribute of property ownership," reports Governing.

GOT VIEWS?.
Greater flexibility for home loan banks
Federal Housing Finance Agency sets May 14th for public to submit comments on proposed amendment to allow Federal Home Loan Banks greater authority over allocation of their Affordable Housing Program funds. The Banks' program plays critical role in forging partnerships between Member lending institutions & non-profit & for-profit developers of affordable housing. Your views can help make sure those partnerships remain viable and effective.

NOFA-TUNITY
Widening the net
USDA has set May 14th as the deadline for state & local governments, Federally-recognized Tribes, non-profits & for-profit corporations to apply for Community Connect grants of between $300,000 & $1 million to "provide broadband service at a minimum rate-of-data transmission of 25 megabits downstream and 3 megabits upstream, which is the speed benchmark that" the FCC "has officially adopted for broadband connectivity." USDA funding must be used "to offer free broadband service to all critical community facilities in their proposed service areas for two years and provide a community center with free broadband service for two years." Applicants must provide a 15 percent match for the sums sought

NOFA-TWO-NITY
Boosting rural economies
USDA Rural Development also has set an April 30th deadline for local governments, public entities, Tribes & non-profits to apply for Rural Business Development Grants that can be used for "technical assistance, training, feasibility studies, & other activities leading to the development or expansion in rural areas of small and emerging private businesses with fewer than 50 employees & less than $1 million in gross revenue." Grants, says USDA, "generally range from $10,000 to $500,000 though there is no grant ceiling. It adds, however, that "smaller grants are given higher priority."

NOFA-THREE-NITY
Farm-to-table funding
USDA also has set a May 7th deadline for a total of $13 million under the Farmers Market Promotion program. Some 60 grants are expected to be awarded ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 to "to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, & to develop new market opportunities for farm & ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, & providing outreach, training, & technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, & expansion of domestic farmers' markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities & other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities." It's worth noting that USDA also has set May 7th as the due date for applications under its $13 million Local Food Promotion program which expects to award some 60 grants of between $25,000 & $500,000 "to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets."

NO-FOUR-TUNITY
Philanthropic power
Oregon's Meyer Memorial Trust sets April 18th deadline to apply for $3.9 million in Housing Opportunities funding, $3.6 million in Healthy Environment funding, $4.3 million in Building Communities funding & $3.4 million in Equitable Education funding. For an overview of this year's funding opportunity, visit & for a listing of Virtual Information Sessions to learn more about each opportunity, visit or see COMING UP below.

NO-FIVE-TUNITY
Broadbanding rural Oregon
Business Oregon - the state's Department of Business Services - has set April 30th deadline to submit applications for total of $4m in Regional Infrastructure Fund grans of between $50,000 to $1 million to support capital construction projects across state. Each of its 11 Regional Solutions Teams will be responsible for allocating at least $200,000 of the funds. Funding for the program was provided by the 2017 Session of the Oregon Legislature.

BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
Idaho Governor Butch Otter & his Cabinet relocate to Movie Springs in Boundary County for his Administration's 100th "Capital for a Day"...Beaverton, Oregon & Pasco & Tacoma, Washington among 20 finalists for National Civic League's 2018 All-American City Awards...Like cities of Bend and Medford, City of Eugene considers, reports Register Guard, enacting excise tax on residential & commercial construction projects to generate funding for affordable housing...City of Bellevue solicits on-line input from city residents, says Bellevue Reporter, on "location, design & approval process" & the "how & where" homeless "shelter can be sited in"...City of Ontario Oregon, reports Argus Observer, okays its first home building loan under Housing Incentive Program established by City Council in December...Calling it "critical to advancing existing industries" & "diversified economic growth," Governor Kate Brown & Business Oregon award $500,000 for broadbanding in Baker City, Boardman, Garibaldi, Glendale & Coos-Curry & Harney counties...With support from the Sounders FC & the RAVE Foundation Seattle Housing Authority's Yesler Terrace neighborhood redevelopment wins 2018 Urban Soccer Symposium Innovation Award from U.S. Soccer Foundation...Tacoma, Washington Housing Authority & Tacoma Community College singled-out by U.S. News & World Report for their innovative homeless student housing programs...The former executive director of Helping Hand House in Puyallup, Washington & a vice president of the Metropolitan Development Council, Duke Paulson named head of Tacoma Rescue Mission, says News Tribune...With 18 historic downtown buildings already under its belt, Port Townsend, Washington Main Street offers another round of HUD-funded, 10-year, 5 percent loans for exterior repairs & renovations says Peninsula Daily News...Family Promise of Beaverton, Oregon opens day shelter &transitional housing for homeless families with kids reports Beaverton Valley Times.

NOT-SO-FACTASTIC
The gap persists
On March 13th the National Low Income Housing Coalition issued its annual report, The Gap finding "a shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income renter households, those with incomes at or below the poverty level or 30% of their area median income" & noting that "no state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest Income renters." In our region Alaska had 32 "affordable r& available" rental units for every 100 extremely low-income households, Idaho had 34 such units for such families, Oregon had 26 such units for such households & Washington had 30 such units for every 100 such households. West Virginia had the smallest gap - 59 apartments for every 100 households while Nevada had the largest - 15 units for every 100 households.

QUOTABLE & NOTABLE
The gap in Oregon
"Imagine that you could line up every single Oregon household struggling to pay the rent. Then, alongside them, you lined up every household in Portland, far and away Oregon's biggest city. Which line would be longer? If you guessed the line of renters, you'd be right." - The Epicenter of Oregon's Housing Crisis by Juan Carlos Ordóñez, the Oregon Center for Public Policy, March 15, 2018.

QUOTE TO NOTE
Essential need of essential personnel
"Imagine finishing work for the day and pulling your mattress out of a closet, which you then have to put up in the morning when your students arrive for school. This is a reality for many teachers in small Alaskan communities. Some live in schools or health clinics, while others make do with the backroom of someone's house. Often, they'll stay less than a year. Housing is a huge problem for villages across the state, and it means struggling to retain educators, healthcare professionals, and public safety officers in the places that need them most." - Jack Scholz , Capital City Weekly, March , 2018 on why the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation & Rasmuson Foundation's Teacher Health Professional and Public Safety Officer Housing program is so important to Alaska's future

QUOTE-WORTHY
Wildfire relief
"The fire funding fix, which has been sought for decades, is an important inclusion in the omnibus spending bill and I commend Congress for addressing the issue Improving the way we fund wildfire suppression will help us better manage our forests. If we ensure that we have adequate resources for forest management, we can mitigate the frequency of wildfires and severity of future fire seasons. I thank Congressional leaders, with whom I've frequently discussed this issue." - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, March 23rd, 2018, following Congressional passage of an Omnibus spending bill that include long-term "fix" to provide, as needed, additional funding to Forest Service to address longer fire seasons & more frequent wildfires without eroding the non-firefighting balance of the Service's budget. With more than 2.2 million acres of Forest Service land burned in 2017 & fire suppression costs exceeding $2 billion, USDA reports, 2017 was the "most expensive year on record" with 55 percent of the Service's budget allocated to firefighting.

WORTH A READ
Leaving home
Americans have always been a mobile people, even though the vast majority of us hate all the muss & fuss of moving no matter how great the job or how exhilarating the challenge will be in the next place we call home. That's certainly true for Doug Stamm, the long-time but soon-to-retire CEO of the Meyer Memorial Trust which, he writes, shortly will move to a new location. Not across the state, though, or another city or even across town. But just a couple of blocks from its current quarters. "I've written a lot about change over the past decade," he says, and now "I've got one more change to announce, and it's a significant one." How significant for him is remarkable as is how much he's thought & how beautifully he's written about it. As mobile as he - and we - are, it turns out, we do love the roots that bind us to the places where we make our home. Enjoy.

 WORTH THOUGHT
Is building affordable housing affordable?
It's not unusual to hear that for-profit housing developers can't afford to build affordable housing. Patty Hastings of The Columbian, however, takes a look at some 400-plus affordable housing units that have been or that are in the process of being built in Vancouver & Clark County, Washington. Affordable housing may be more affordable to build than you might think.

WORTH A WATCH
De-acronyics
Ever looked for a quick & easy of URA - the Uniform Relocation Act - and how it might - but, then again, might not - affected your Federally-funded housing project. Well, thanks to the power of animation, here's a quick video you might want to take a look at. And we promise - it won't put you to sleep!

WORTH A WONDER
"Portland, we have a problem"
Josh Lehner of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis tells Jefferson Public Radio that high housing prices aren't just a problem in the Portland, Oregon metro area. In fact, it's a statewide, even region-wide problem. And he thinks he knows why.

JUST PUBLISHED
HUD Secretary Carson March 22nd testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs...City of Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau issues update on "aggressive strides" it's taken to "create & support affordable housing"...The Foraker Group of Anchorage, Alaska issues annual report on the economic impact of the non-profit sector & its more than 44,000 employees it has in the state...The Riverstyx Foundation commissions a multi-part Bellingham Herald series to "imagine" what the impact of a Big One - a 9.0 or greater quake off Washington's Pacific coast - might be for the residents of that city...King County, Washington Chief Medical Examiner posts  report on death among the homeless from 2012 to 2017...Seattle-based Zillow Research offers "a glimpse" at a possible future for the 30-year fixed mortgage...The Atlantic's CityLab looks at how start-up tries to put financing of Alternative Dwelling Units, "granny flats" or backyard cottages back in reach of average Portland, Oregon homeowners.

NOTES TO NOTE
.Seattle, Washington's Downtown Emergency Service Center says registration now open for 2018 Housing First Partners Conference, April 9th to 12th, in Denver, Colorado...HUD sets April 17th deadline to apply for total of $43 million in Youth Homeless Housing Demonstration Program funds...HUD sets April 20th deadline to register with Brian.sturdivant@hud.gov for 24 CFR Part 58 Environmental Review Training workshop from May 8th to 10th in Seattle, Washington...American Planning Association sets April 25th to submit your suggestions of a great place, a great street & a great neighborhood you think the world ought to know about...Business Oregon sets April 30th deadline to submit applications for total of $4m in Rural Infrastructure Fund grans of between $50k & $1m to support capital construction projects across state...Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines sets May 1st opening date & May 31st closing date to submit applications until May 31st for funding under competitive Affordable Housing Program...Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sets May 14th deadline for public to submit comments on its enforcement processes...USDA sets May 7th deadline to submit applications under both its Farmers Market Promotion & Local Food Promotion programs...Consumer Financial Protection sets May 21st deadline for public to submit comments on its supervision processes governing lenders & service providers...Federal Housing Finance Agency sets May 14th deadline to comment on proposed changes to increase flexibility of Federal Home Loan Banks' affordable housing programs...USDA sets May 14th deadline to apply for Community Connect grants of between $300,000 & $1 million to provide broadband in rural areas...Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sets June 4th deadline for public to submit comments on its public reporting of consumer complaints.

COMING UP
Meyer Memorial Trust hosts Virtual Information Session on its collaborative application process in its $15.2 million 2018 funding opportunity, April 2nd, on-line. Visit

Meyer Memorial Trust hosts Virtual Information Session on its $4.3 million 2018 Building Community funding opportunity, April 3rd on-line. Visit

Meyer Memorial Trust hosts Virtual Information Session on its $3.6 million 2018 Healthy Environment funding opportunity, April 3rd, on-line. Visit

HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Uniform Physical Conditions Standards Workshop, April 3rd to 5th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Meyer Memorial Trust hosts Virtual Information Session on its $3.9 million 2018 Housing Opportunities funding opportunity, April 4th, on-line. Visit

USDA Rural Development hosts Community Connect Grant Concept Webinar, April 5th, on-line. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon & City of Medford host Ghosts From Our Past: A Portrait of Discrimination in Southern Oregon, a Fair Housing Month lecture, April 5th, Medford, Oregon. Visit

Meyer Memorial Trusts hosts Virtual Information Session on its $3.6 million 2018 Healthy Environment funding opportunity. Visit

AARP host 2018 Livability Solutions Forum focusing on the future of housing in Medford, Oregon, April 6th, Medford, Oregon. Visit

Meyer Memorial Trust hosts Virtual Information Session on its $4.3 million Building Community funding opportunity, April 6th, on-line. Visit

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of NAHRO hosts Commissioner Fundamentals Workshop, April 6th & 7th, Pocatello, Idaho. Visit

Fair Housing Council & Oregon Historical Society host Housing Segregation and Resistance in Portland, Oregon: Notes from New Research, a Fair Housing Month lecture, April 8th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Section 184 Indian Home Loan Program Webinar listening session, April 9th, on-line. Visit

USDA Rural Development hosts Community Connect Grant Concept Webinar, April 10th, on-line. Visit

Idaho Apartment Association hosts 2018 Fair Housing Education Conference & Trade Show, April 11th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation hosts 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference, April 11th to 13th, Bend, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon & City of Corvallis host Fair Housing - Past, Present & Future, a Fair Housing Month presentation, April 11th, Corvallis, Oregon. Visit

HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Indian Housing Law Workshop, April 10th & 11th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation hosts 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference, April 11th to 13th, Bend, Oregon. Visit.

Idaho Apartment Association hosts 2018 Fair Housing Education Conference & Trade Show, April 11th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Seattle, Washington's Downtown Emergency Center co-hosts Housing First Partners Conference, April 9th to 12th, Denver, Colorado. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus for Rural Development Managers Workshop, April 13th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

HUD hosts Building HOME part 1 Webinar, April 14th, on-line. Visit

Northwest Indian Housing Association & HUD Northwest Office of Native American Programs host Section 184 Indian Home Loan listening session, April 17th, Worley, Idaho. Visit

FHA hosts FHA Lender Training Workshop, April 17th & 18th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host NAHASDA Essentials Workshop, April 17th to 20th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, April 17th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Wednesday Workshop for Rural Development Managers Workshop, April 18th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

HUD hosts Building Home, part 2 Webinar, April 18th, on-line. Visit

Intermountain Fair Housing hosts 50th Anniversary Fair Housing Vision Summit, April 18th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Washington Association of REALTORS hosts spring conference, April 18th to 20th, SeaTac, Washington. Visit

The Fair Housing Center of Oregon & Oregon Historical Society host The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, April 19th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation hosts ReVitalize Washington: 2018 Preservation & Main Street Conference, April 23rd to 25th, Port Townsend, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Education Express for Rural Development Managers, April 24th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit

Housing Oregon hosts Build Up! 10th annual Spring Industry Conference, April 24th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon host Pajama Time: A Fair Housing Month Conversation with Mayor Lucy Vinis, April 24th, Eugene, Oregon. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Associations hosts 2018 Annual Conference, April 24th & 25th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report Workshop, April 24th & 25th. Visit

HUD hosts Building HOME Webinar, part 3, April 25th, on-line. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Education Express for Rural Development Managers, April 26th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance hosts 2018 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference celebrating 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, April 26th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Annual April REAC Prep Refresher Workshop, April 27th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Business Oregon hosts 12th annual Oregon Brownfields Conference, April 29th to May 1st, Gleneden Beach, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon & Oregon Historical Society host Making Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act, a Fair Housing Month lecture by Dr. Carter Thomson, April 30th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

International Living Future Institute hosts Living Future 18, May 1st to 4th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

HUD hosts Building HOME, part 4 Webinar, May 2nd, on-line. Visit

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of NAHRO holds annual conference, May 6th to 8th, Renton, Washington. Visit

HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities hosts Residential Endorsement Workshop, May 8th to 10th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

HUD Regional Environment Office hosts 24 CFR Part 58 Environmental Review Training, May 8th to 10th, Seattle, Washington. Contact Brian.sturdivant@hud.gov

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credits Basics Workshop, May 9th, Spokane Valley, Washington. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Advanced Tax Credits Workshop, May 10th, Spokane Valley, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Tail Talk for Maintenance Technician, Managers & Resident Service Coordinators in assisted housing on issues related to residents' animals, May 15th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Office of Rural Health hosts 2018 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon, May 16th to 18th, Pendleton, Oregon. Visit

Washington Nonprofits hosts 2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference, May 16th, Bellevue, Washington. Visit

HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Alaska Association of Housing Authorities host Bed Bug Eradication Workshop, May 16th & 17th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Tail Talk for Maintenance Technician, Managers & Resident Service Coordinators in assisted housing on issues related to residents' animals, May 17th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit

HUD's Office of Housing Counseling hostg Webinar on Counseling for Disaster Victims, for Housing Counseling May 17th, on-line. Visit

Preservation Idaho hosts 41st annual Orchids & Onions historic preservation award ceremony, May 19th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance hosts annual conference on housing & ending homelessness, May 22nd & 23rd, Yakima, Washington. Visit

Northwest Community Land Trust Coalition hosts Annual Gathering, May 22nd to 24th, Bend, Oregon. Visit

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