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Northwest HUDLines
April 2019
HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington
Jeff McMorris, Region X Regional Administrator
Leland Jones, Editor, 206/220-5356 or Leland.jones@hud.gov
www.hud.gov/alaska www.hud.gov/idaho
www.hud.gov/oregon www.hud.gov/washington


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"April is Fair Housing Month, a time when we recommit ourselves to the ideals of the Fair Housing Act and the ongoing challenges of ending housing discrimination. Housing discrimination, and sexual harassment as a vehicle for that discrimination, is a stain on the fabric of our nation. Sadly, some take advantage of women, men, persons with disabilities, single mothers, and others who live in vulnerable housing situations. Fair housing complaints that HUD and its partners receive indicate this type of discrimination occurs far too often. Over the last two years alone, we have received approximately 400 fair housing complaints alleging sexual harassment, and evidence suggests that many more cases go unreported. It is especially fitting that this year's Fair Housing Month theme is "CALL HUD"— a call to action to survivors of sexual harassment and a reminder that HUD is a resource to challenge housing discrimination in all its forms." – Secretary Ben Carson, April 1, 2019

Road rules refresh
As a housing industry professional have you ever felt a need to go back & reacquaint yourself with the rights & responsibilities established by the Fair Housing Act. Well, here's a pretty easy & convenient to refresh your knowledge. Last year, HUD's Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity produced a YouTube video on the basics of the Fair Housing Act featuring Kristina Miller with HUD in Seattle who, over the years, has conducted dozens of in person & on-line workshops that have helped familiarize thousands of our industries with the do's & don't' s of the Act. If ever you feel the need to be reminded of them, we hope you'll take a look.

 It's "discriminating against people based upon who they are &where they live"
HUD has charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by encouraging, enabling, &causing housing discrimination through the company's advertising platform. "Using a computer to limit a person's housing choices," said HUD Secretary Carson, "can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone's face." HUD alleges that Facebook unlawfully discriminates based on race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, sex & disability by restricting who can view housing-related ads on Facebook's platforms & across the internet. HUD also claims Facebook mines extensive data about its users and then uses those data to determine which of its users view housing-related ads based, in part, on these protected characteristics. HUD charges that Facebook enabled advertisers to exclude people whom Facebook classified as parents; non-American-born; non-Christian; interested in accessibility; interested in Hispanic culture; or a wide variety of other interests that closely align with the Fair Housing Act's protected classes. HUD is also charging that Facebook enabled advertisers to exclude people based upon their neighborhood by drawing a red line around those neighborhoods on a map. Facebook also allegedly gave advertisers the option of showing ads only to men or only to women. HUD seeks to address unresolved fair housing issues regarding Facebook's advertising practices and to obtain appropriate relief for the harm Facebook caused and continues to cause.

President Donald Trump issues major disaster declaration for December, 2018 severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, mudslides, & tornado in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific, Snohomish& Whatcom counties, Washington. . .HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris announces that Brian Dale, a 20-plus year veteran of HUD, has been selected as HUD's new Field Office Director for Idaho. . .Washington State Senate confirms Dr. Lisa Brown as the new director of the Washington Department of Commerce succeeding Brian Bonlender. . .HUD okays $3.8 million Section 108 loan guarantee that will enable City of Pasco, Washington to renovate downtown farmers market that attracts some 100 vendors & 5,000 customers on typical Saturday from May to October reports KEPB-TV. . .Alberta neighborhood in north/northeast Portland, Oregon joins Wausau, Wisconsin & Wheeling, West Virginia as Great American Main Streets of 2019 says Main Street America. . .Reflecting the "one-stop" Envision Ctr model service model advanced by HUD Secretary Carson, the City of Spokane, Washington, the Spokane Housing Authority & 15 social service providers begin "soft opening" of new Spokane Resource Center with grand opening set for mid-April says Inlander. . .Idaho Smart Growth launches Adopt-a-Bus-Stop campaign. . .Once home to first African-American-owned bank in the Pacific Northwest & now a "bulwark against the twin forces of displacement & gentrification," says Real Change, Africatown, Capitol Hill Housing & Black Community Impact Alliance celebrate the grand opening of the 15-unit Liberty Bank Building in the Central District of Seattle, Washington. . .Lower Yukon & Anchorage school districts partner to buy former 54-u hotel in Anchorage as "cost-effective" way to allow junior & senior high school students from 10 isolated villages to "stay & study for 9 weeks at a time". Says KEQD. . .Owners & managers of HUD-assisted rental properties in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington attending two Real Estate Assessment Center Stakeholder Listening Sessions in Seattle on new National Standards on the Physical Inspection of Real Estate assisted by HUD.

HUD's 2020 proposed budget
In March the Trump Administration announced its proposed HUD's 2020 Budget a $44.1 billion spending plan that expands resources to prevent/end homelessness; invests record funding to reduce lead &other home health and safety hazards; and preserves rental assistance to HUD-assisted households. It continues a commitment to fiscal restraint, targeting lower value HUD programs for elimination or reduction, while seeking stable or increased funding into the highest impact programs that provide housing & support for vulnerable populations. "This Budget advances our key priorities, including empowering HUD-assisted families to achieve self-sufficiency," said Secretary Carson. "For generations, the idea of the Federal Government providing housing assistance meant only one thing—helping to pay the rent so families can have a roof over their heads. But we must also think about how we can help families to access financial programs, educational opportunities, & higher paying jobs. In short, we must think beyond investing in bricks & mortar, & think about investing in people."

Historicizing the future
HUD & the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation have set an April 30th deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 HUD Secretary's National Preservation Award which honors the use of historic buildings for affordable housing, community development a/o expanded economic opportunities. To be eligible, projects must Include HUD funds or financing, meet preservation guidelines & contribute to local and/or tribal community revitalization efforts. The award will be announced later this fall at a meeting of the Advisory Council.

Hardhat not required
Speaking of historic preservation projects, the Housing Company, a subsidiary of the Idaho Housing & Finance Association, is in the process of renovating the historic, 5-story Bonneville Hotel in downtown Idaho Falls. If you want to see how it's going, take a photo tour courtesy of The Post Register.

Managing growth
The Washington Department of Commerce has set a May 1st deadline to submit nominations for the 13th annual Governor's Smart Communities Awards. The competition is intended to recognize "outstanding achievements & collaboration by local governments & their partners in planning for growth in communities throughout Washington," making decisions & plans, Governor Inslee notes, "on how they want to look & function 20 or 50 years from now," This year for the first time one of the five award categories will include one for "smart housing strategies" which demonstrate "innovation & creative strategies to address housing affordability through plans, policies, programs, and/or action." For more information, visit the Department's smart communities site.

For the first time since the village was established at its current site in 1920, very shortly the homes of all 300 or so residents of Eek in western Alaska will have running water says KYUK. . .Over the years NeighborWorks Pocatello's home rehabilitation loan program has helped "over 450 homeowners," says Idaho State Journal, and now thanks to a Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines grant is providing "for the first time in recent memory" will be providing up to 50 income-eligible homebuyers with $10,000 down-payment assistance. . .Winning 85 percent of the votes in a special election, City of Corvallis, Oregon authorized to establish its first-ever urban renewal district a principal goal of which is to "address the city's housing crunch," says KLCC-FM. . .Tom Carney, a 17-year veteran of HUD, named director of its Northwest Office of Native American Programs which partners with 42 Federally-recognized Tribes in Idaho, Oregon & Washington. . .After series of "false starts," says Peninsula Daily News, City of Port Townsend, Washington & Homeward Bound Community Land Trust expect to begin laying foundation for Cherry Street affordable housing in May. . .Franklin & Hazelton, Idaho win $2.1 million in USDA loans & grants to upgrade water systems while Friday Harbor, Washington wins $1 million to upgrade wastewater treatment plant . . .Saying "we can passively accept the changes that emerge" or "choose to take a more active role in shaping our future," Tacoma, Washington Mayor Victoria Woodards chooses the latter & tells News Tribune she wants to talk with city residents about affordable housing & other challenges over a cup of coffee about their view of the future. . .Among the 11 ballot measures Anchorage, Alaska voters will decide on Tuesday, April 2nd is one that, effective January 1st, 2020, would authorize a levy of 5 percent on all retail sales of alcoholic beverages in the Municipality with the proceeds to be dedicated to "alcohol and substance misuse prevention and treatment, community behavioral health programs, public safety, and homelessness prevention and response, including abatement of prohibited campsites."

Innovation in assisted housing
HUD has set a June 12th deadline for high-performing housing authorities with 1,000 or more non-elderly, non-disabled public or Housing Choice Voucher units to submit letters of interest in joining a second cohort of cohort of additional housing authorities expected to join HUD's Moving-to-Work program. Currently there are 39 Moving-to-Work authorities nationwide including authorities serving King County, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma & Vancouver, Washington & Congress has authorized an expansion of the program since it has proven effective in providing authorities with the flexibility to design & implement & test innovations & efficiencies beneficial to them &, if replicable, to other authorities.

Re-connecting the young
HUD sets May 15th deadline for state & local governments & not-for-profits to apply for up to 25 grants sets May 15th for state & local governments & not-for-profits to apply for up to 25 grants to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness under the third round of its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. A total of $75 million is expected to be awarded in grants ranging from $1 million to $15 million. Eight of the grants will go to projects serving rural areas. The purpose of the Demonstration Program is "to learn how communities can successfully approach the goal of preventing and ending youth homelessness by building comprehensive systems of care for young people rather than implementing individual or unconnected projects that serve this population."

Smoothing the edges
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has set a May 20th deadline for state, county, local & Federally-recognized Tribal governments, public housing authorities & non-profits to apply for a total of $30 million to provide time-limited case management services to improve retention of housing by previously-homeless Veterans who are transitioning to permanent housing. The Department expects to award up to 133 grants with an award ceiling of $675,000 each under its Grants & Per Diem Program.

Wiring-up rural America
USDA's Rural Utilities Service has announced the application due dates for $600 million under its Rural eConnectivity Pilot – or ReConnect - Program to fund the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities & equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. The deadline to apply for 100 percent grant funding of up to $25 million is May 31st. The deadline to apply for a 50 percent loan of up to $225 million & 50 percent grant of up to $25 million is June 21st. The deadline to apply for 100 percent loan funding of up to $50 million is July 12th though in April USDA has will begin evaluating loan-only applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. State & local governments, Federally-recognized Tribes, non- & for-profit organizations & cooperatives & limited liability corporations may apply.

Re-joining the workforce
The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment & Training Service – VETS – sets April 26th deadline for local governments, Tribes, workforce development organizations, non- & for-profit organizations & others to apply for total of $13.5 million in grants of up to $500,000 each under its Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program, Incarcerated Veterans' Transition Program, & the Homeless Female Veterans' and Veterans' with Families Program "to provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force by placing them into meaningful employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Meaningful employment is defined as "open & competitive paid employment, in line with the homeless veteran's aspirations, talents, & abilities" & "i Ideally, the employment should provide a family sustaining wage or, in other words, at least the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet his or her basic financial needs."

As usual, MM^ steps up
Meyer Memorial Trust of Oregon says it will release details of its 2019 Funding Opportunity on April 15th.

. . .Treasure Valley, Idaho Leadership Academy students launch mobile food pantry called The Traveling Table to serve a "food desert" in Nampa, Idaho says Idaho Press. . .Clallam County, Washington Commission votes to provide $1 million to support services to the homeless provided by Serenity House, The Answer for Youth, Forks Abuse & North Olympic Veterans Housing Network over next two years says Peninsula Daily News. . .Thanks to the "return" of Gen-Xers, says Bloomberg, nation's homeownership rate has risen to 64.8 percent, the highest since 2014. . .City of Cornelius, Oregon, Cornelius Library, BRIDGE Housing & Oregon Housing & Community Services celebrate grand opening of Cornelius Place, a mixed-use complex with housing for the elderly & the new home of city's public library. . .Steve Walker to depart in July as director of City of Seattle, Washington Office of Housing, a post he has held since 2014 & in which, says Seattle Times, he "helped persuade voters in 2016 to double the city's housing levy" & "awarded hundreds of millions of dollars to low-income housing projects". . .City of Spokane, Washington, says Spokesman Review, issues permits for Catholic Charities to proceed with construction of 51-unit Father Bach Haven V for chronically-homeless east of downtown. . .Later this spring, LEAP Charities will open Windy City project in Boise Idaho with 4 cargo containers it's converted into 4-bedroom, 2-bath houses that, it tells Idaho Statesman, are "attractive. .high-quality. .energy efficient. .durable" &, at an estimated $843 a month rent, very affordable. . .Thanks to $3.1 million grant from King County, Washington, the non-profit Vashon Household says its moving forward on plans for 5-building, 40-unit Island Center Houses affordable housing complex for seniors, veterans & homeless reports Vashon Maury Island Beachcomber. . .Arlington, Washington police chief tells Q13Fox "compassion but not at expense of prosecution" approach to homeless has led to fewer encampments, 11 percent drop in shoplifting & 15 percent drop in overall theft. . .Meridian, Idaho – the state's 2nd largest city – at crossroads says Idaho Statesman as it decides whether or not to "densify". . .Seattle, Washington Housing Authority, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation &Development Authority & Capitol Hill Housing announce joint venture to develop 158 affordable apartments for working families in a location near Yesler, Little Saigon, & the Central District . .Best place to retire, says Forbes magazine, in Alaska is Homer, in Idaho is Lewiston, in Oregon is McMinnville & in Washington is Wenatchee with, respectively, Anchorage, Boise, Portland & Vancouver the runners-up. 

Crunched again
In 2018 there were 11.2 million extremely low-income renter households in the U.S. - 25.7 percent of all renter households & 9.5 percent of all households in the U.S. However, there were only 35 affordable & available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. Or a shortage of 7.2 million units that would be affordable to those households. -- The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes, The National Low Income Housing Coalition, March 2018

Fed fans
USDA is considering relocating two of its agencies – the Economic Research Service & the Institute of Food & Agriculture – outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area & "closer to its customers," says Secretary Perdue. Obviously, neither is as big an economic engine as, for example, Amazon, but 136 cities in 35 states told USDA they were interested in hosting one or both. Wow! And even more "woweer"? Apparently, no cities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington were interested.

Secretary Carson on affordable housing crisis
"Growing pains are something I've become familiar with given my background in medicine. They're also something I'm becoming familiar with in a different context — housing. Not always bad, growing pains often result in positive change. Due to President Trump's economic policies, our urban areas are experiencing tremendous growth. Young people are flocking to our cities, entrepreneurs are creating more jobs, and technology is making it easier to stay connected with loved ones. This growth is good, but it is rarely pain free. The urban growing pains we see today are causing disruptions, especially in housing. In many high-cost areas of our country, the shift in housing trends has been a contributor to an affordable housing crisis. Housing within budget is scarce and the limited public housing properties available in major cities need repair. No coast nor state is immune. Fortunately, there are exciting developments to overcome these challenges. Innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations, faith communities and government at every level are engaged on this issue. Churches are creating affordable housing by selling their air rights or building affordable multifamily developments on unused land. Communities are launching projects, such as The BLOCK Project in Seattle, to change zoning laws and house homeless neighbors. State and local governments are working together to examine outdated regulations so more affordable housing developments can be built in high opportunity areas. Innovators are creating new technologies and materials that drive down the cost of building a home and working with local planning commissions for approvals. The Trump Administration has acted to incentivize the development of more housing. A new tax provision signed into law through the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones in more than 8,700 distressed economic areas across the country. This tax incentive will bring long-term private capital to communities for both housing development and job creation. The federal government is also committed to finding innovating solutions to protect existing affordable housing stock. Several years ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimated the cost of repairing our deteriorating public housing stock and the price tag was a staggering $26 billion! In response, HUD created a public-private partnership called the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to help tackle this backlog by moving public housing properties to other funding platforms, and this partnership has proven to be extremely successful. Last fall, we crossed an important threshold by announcing that the RAD program has preserved 100,000 public housing units. These are homes that otherwise would have been lost from our affordable housing supply forever. Not only is this program saving homes, it also has generated nearly $6 billion in construction investment and created over 108,000 jobs. Public-private partnerships like Opportunity Zones and RAD are proven tools we must continue using to tackle our country's affordable housing issues. We are seeing promising partnerships already. If we continue to work together, we can make major strides in remedying these affordable housing pains that have accompanied our country's impressive economic growth. At HUD we are committed to continue working with affordable housing thought leaders to expand opportunity for all Americans, regardless of the numbers that make up their paycheck or their zip code." – HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Media Planet

A great American main street
"Alberta Main Street," in Portland, Oregon, "serves as a model for neighborhoods in cities that are struggling to retain their character in the face of new development, gentrification, and displacement" said National Main Street Center CEO & President Patrice Frey. "Alberta has been able to grow its local economy without sacrificing the heritage and historic character that make this arts district unique." Known as a vibrant working-class and commercial district in the 1950s, Alberta Main Street suffered from decades of disinvestment & exclusionary lending practices. In the 1980s, gang activity reached unprecedented levels, & Alberta had become, as one television reporter stated, "the most killing street in Portland." Community development efforts began in the 1990s, & Alberta Main Street formed in 2010 to continue the momentum while addressing the threat of losing the diversity & creative culture of the community. Over the past nine years, Alberta Main Street has flourished while remaining committed to inclusion & shared prosperity. Forty-four new businesses have started since 2010 and job opportunities have nearly doubled—from 696 in 2010 to 1,375 in 2018." – Alberta Main Street: 2019 Great American Main Street Award Winner, Main Street America, March 25th, 2019

A continuum of care for the homeless is "like a JENGA tower. We can take out one block, and we can take out two, but what happens when you remove the third? What does that do to the stability of the whole structure. That's where we need to — especially with the state budget being where it is — kind of look at systemically how all these parts are fitting together." – Ilene Gallion at Southeast Housing Summit, The Juneau Empire, March 13, 2019

President Trump issues memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform to HUD, Treasury, USDA, Veterans Affairs & other Federal agencies involved in housing. . .FHA advises lenders that effective for mortgages with case numbers assigned on or after March 18, 2019, FHA will update its TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard to specifically manage the decrease in average borrower credit scores &the excessive risk layering. . .Commissioned by the Oregon Community Foundation, the research firm ECONorthwest releases "root cause analysis" of Housing & Homelessness in Portland, Oregon. . .Latest issue of HUD's Evidence Matters shines light on research that's beginning to "fill some of the gaps in our knowledge about how & why landlords choose to accept" HUD rental "vouchers". . .FHA issues Mortgagee Letter 2019-05 directing that streamlined home warranty on newly-constructed FHA-insured homes will be in effect for all FHA case numbers assigned on or after March 14th, 2019. . .HUD posts fiscal year 2019 Homeownership Value for National Housing Trust Fund units & HOME Investment Partnership units. . .They're helping our customers & maybe can help yours as HUD's Office of Housing Counseling publishes brochures on the Homeowners Keys to Successful Homeownership, the Homeowners Guide to Dealing with Default & the Homeowners Guide to Facing Foreclosure. . .HUD updates environmental review requirements for Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) projects.

Preservation Idaho sets April 5th deadline to submit nominations for 42nd annual Orchids & Onions Awards honoring what's good & calling attention to what's not-so-good in historic preservation. . .HUD sets April 15th deadline to submit comments on how to implement the streamlining of the regulatory framework faced by predominantly-rural public housing authorities with 550 or fewer voucher-supported & public housing units. . .Washington departments of Commerce & Health accepting public comment on proposed 2019 allocations of HUD funds including CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions, Housing Trust Fund & Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV until April 25th. . .U.S. Department of Labor VETS sets April 26th deadline to apply for reintegration grants of up to $500,000 under Homeless Veterans' Reintegration, Incarcerated Veterans' Transition, & the Homeless Female Veterans' & Veterans' with Families programs. . .USDA sets April 29th deadline to apply for $200 million in grants & May 29th deadline for $200 million in loans to "build broadband infrastructure in rural America". . .HUD & Advisory Council on Historic Preservation sets April 30th deadline to submit nominations for 2019 HUD Secretary's National Preservation Award. . .HUD sets May 15th deadline to apply for $75 million in its third round of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program grants. . .U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sets May 20th deadline to apply for up to 133 grants to provide case management to previously-homeless veterans transitioning to permanent housing. . .USDA sets May 31st deadline to apply for 100 percent grant under its ReConnect broadband program. . .HUD has set a June 12th deadline for high-performing housing authorities with 1,000 or more non-elderly, non-disabled public or Housing Choice Voucher units to submit letters of interest in joining a second cohort of authorities expected to join its Moving-to-Work program. . .USDA sets June 21st deadline to apply for 50 percent loan/50 percent grant under ReConnect program. . .USDA sets July 12th deadline to apply for 100 percent loan under ReConnect program. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services sets September 3rd deadline for eligible manufactured housing parks, residents of mobile home parts & non-profits to apply for a total of $24 million to gain "control over rising rents or taking control when park owners are considering closing the Park". . .USDA's Rural Utilities Service sets September 30th, 2019 deadline for nonprofits, Tribes & state & local governments to apply for Rural Broadband Access Loans of between $100,000 & $25 million that will be awarded on a rolling, first-come-first-serve basis. . .U.S. Department of Labor VETS program sets December 31st deadline for state & local workforce development groups, veterans service organizations, public agencies, Tribal governments & non-profits to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to conduct veterans Stand Down events.


Fair Housing Council of Oregon hosts Anywhere But Here traveling exhibit, April 1st through 12th, Hillsboro, Oregon. Visit

Mayor Lucy Vinis & Fair Housing Council of Oregon host Fair Housing Story Time, April 2nd, Eugene, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Smart Growth hosts Citizens Planning Academy, April 3rd, on-line or in-person in Boise. Visit

Alaska Legal Services Corporation hosts Housing Resources Fair & Legal Clinic, April 3rd, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Intermountain Fair Housing Council hosts Housing Justice For All: A Collaborative Movement, April 4th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

RCAC hosts Homeowner Well & Septic Systems workshop, April 6th, Twin Falls, Idaho. Visit

Unidos US Learning Alliance offers 6 sessions on housing counseling, April 8th through 12th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Center of Washington hosts Fair Housing Basics Webinar, April 9th, on-line. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities hosts Indian Housing Law workshop, April 9th & 10th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus for RD Managers, April 10th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Fair Housing Forum, City of Boise & HUD Idaho host a Fair Housing Month Celebration, April 10th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Low Income Housing Tax Credits Fundamentals workshop, April 10th, Yakima, Washington. Visit

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance hosts 2019 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference, April 11th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Association of Alaskan Housing Authorities hosts Non-Discrimination Laws in Housing workshop, April 11th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Mayor Stephen Clements & Fair Housing Council of Oregon host Fair Housing Story Time, April 13th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon hosts "Anywhere But Here" traveling exhibit, April 15th to 29th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts a Comprehensive Discussion of the Consequences of 8823 Non-Compliance, April 17th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Residential Endorsement workshop, April 16th to 18th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

HUD's Multi-Family Hub Asset Management Center in San Francisco hosts its April Industry Meeting, April 18th, San Francisco, California. Visit

Alaska Legal Services Corporation Fair Housing Month Screening & Panel Discussion of City Rising, April 18th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Fair Housing Center of Washington hosts Reasonable Accommodations/Modification Webinar, April 18th, on-line. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus for RD Managers, April 18th, Boardman, Oregon. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts 2019 conference, April 23rd & 24th, Vancouver, Washington. Visit

HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaskan Housing Authorities host NAHASDA Essentials workshop, April 23rd to 26th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus for RD Managers, April 24th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit

Washington Nonprofits hosts Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good, April 24th, Yakima, Washington. Visit

Intermountain Fair Housing Council hosts Fair Housing Workshop, April 24th, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Visit

Washington State Municipal Stormwater Conference, April 24th & 25th, Sea-Tac, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Associations hosts Annual REAC Pep Refresher workshop, April 25th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Affordable Housing Management Association hosts 2019 Biennial Training & Certification Conference, April 28th to May 1st, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Oregon Office of Rural Health hosts 2019 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon, May 1st to 3rd, Lincoln City, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Smart Growth hosts Citizens Planning Academy, May 1st, on-line or in-person in Boise, Idaho. Visit

Pacific Northwest National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials hosts 2019 annual conference, April 29th to 30th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Northwest Community Land Trust hosts 2019 Annual Gathering, May 13th to 15th, Mukilteo, Washington. Visit

Washington Department of Commerce hosts Workshop on Washington Housing Trust Fund, National Housing Trust Fund & HOME Investment Partnership funding opportunities, May 13th, Olympia, Washington. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, May 14th, Spokane Valley, Washington. Visit

Washington Department of Commerce hosts Workshop on Washington Housing Trust Fund, National Housing Trust Fund & HOME Investment Partnership funding opportunities, May 14th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaskan Housing Authorities host Uniform Guidance for the Administration &Financial Management of the Indian Housing Block Grant, May 14th & 15th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Advanced Tax Credit Workshop, May 15th, Spokane Valley, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts morning Advanced Reasonable Accommodations Workshop & afternoon Eviction Prevention Workshop for front-line staff, May 15th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Washington Department of Commerce hosts Workshop on Washington Housing Trust Fund, National Housing Trust Fund & HOME Investment Partnership funding opportunities, May 20th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians host mid-year convention, May 20th to 23rd, Airway Heights, Washington. Visit

Washington Nonprofits hosts 2019 Washington Nonprofits Conference, May 20th & 21st, Bellevue, Washington. Visit

HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaskan Housing Authorities host Environmental Review Workshop for HUD-assisted Properties, May 21st to 23rd, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Washington Department of Commerce hosts Workshop on Washington Housing Trust Fund, National Housing Trust Fund & HOME Investment Partnership funding opportunities, May 21st, Everett, Washington. Visit

Washington Department of Ecology hosts Washington State Brownfields Conference, May 29th & 30th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

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