|HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington
Jeff McMorris, Region X Regional Administrator
|Leland Jones, Editor, 206/220-5356 or Leland.firstname.lastname@example.org|
QUOTE TO NOTE
Recovery & resolve
"You just kind of have to keep your life together & your family together & keep on moving forward" – Libby Harrison, owner of one of the more 300 homes damaged or destroyed by 2014 Carlton Complex fire, the largest in the history of Washington State, Crosscut, July 22, 2019
STEPPING IT UP
HUD launches Fair Housing Academy
Describing it as an "important step to ensure that current & future generations of young people have the tools they need to combat housing discrimination," HUD Secretary Carson has announced that HUD will partner with the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago & Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc. to establish a National Fair Housing Training Academy. The Academy will "prepare fair housing advocates, lawyers, investigators & other stakeholders on effective strategies & techniques for addressing discriminatory housing policies & practices" as well as "play a central role in providing information and instruction that will advance the letter & spirit of the Fair Housing Act." Both partners will receive $1.5 million each in HUD Community Compass Capacity-Building funds over the next two years to establish community which, ultimately, will have online &, thus, nationwide presence. "The teaching approaches & cutting-edge instruction," noted HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Anna María Farías, "will be the beginning of a process that enhances our ability to fight discrimination and ensures that fair housing remains a central tenet of the American way of life."
Aging-out shouldn't mean becoming homeless
It's estimated that each year some 20,000 young people "age out" of the foster care system. About a quarter of them likely experience homelessness within four years of doing so and many likely will experience periods of housing instability. On July 26th, HUD Secretary Carson visited Journey House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to announce a major new initiative to provide HUD resources to enable local housing authorities and child welfare agencies to address the housing needs of these at-risk young people. It is called FYI – Foster Youth to Independence - initiative. Simply put, it will award additional HUD Housing Choice Vouchers to local housing authorities that do not currently administer a HUD Family Unification Program – about 35 public housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington --to assist young people under the age of 25 who are exiting or have recently exited foster care to secure permanent, affordable housing. As outlined in a HUD Notice, public housing authorities interested in participating must administer a Housing Choice Voucher program, enter into a partnership agreement with a public child welfare agency, , accept referrals from that agency & determine that children referred are eligible to receive a voucher. "The foundation of a stable life is stable housing," the Secretary said in launching the initiative which will deliver rental assistance to "those young people who need it most." And don't forget to join us for its August 6th Webinar on the Foster Youth to Independence initiative.
GROWING YOUR BUSINESS?
Section 3 may be for you
Looking to grow your business by bidding for contracts with local governments, housing authorities & non-profits that receive HUD funds? Well, HUD's Section 3 program is a great way to start. Under the law HUD's required to the greatest extent possible, to provide training, employment, contracting & other economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons, especially those living in public housing or in areas with HUD-assisted projects and contracting opportunities to businesses that are 51 percent or more owned by Section 3 residents or employs Section 3 residents for at least 30 percent of its full-time, permanent staff or that awards at least 25 percent of its contract award in subcontracts to Section 3firms. . Think you qualify? Then why not register & self-certify your firm at HUD's online registry Section 3 Business Registry that's used by agencies receiving HUD funds and contracts to identify eligible Section 3 firms. Once you've done that, visit HUD's new Section 3 Opportunity Portal that matches Section 3 residents to job & training opportunities & Section 3 businesses to contracting opportunities. Simple as that & you'll be on your way to growing an even more successful firm. Got questions? Please contact Hamdi Mohamed at Hamdi.A.Mohamed@HUD.gov or (206) 220-5362.
President Donald Trump issues major disaster declaration authorizing public assistance in repair & replacement of facilities damaged or destroyed by "severe storms, flooding, landslides & mudslides" from April 9th to 21st in Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla & Wheeler, counties in Oregon. . .Saying "we have a responsibility to grow the supply of housing options as quickly as possible," Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan signs bill to develop "more accessory dwelling units like backyard cottages & in-law apartments in single-family zoned" areas. . .Central City Concern celebrates grand opening of Blackburn Center providing a medical clinic, pharmacy & some 175 units of transitional, palliative, respite & permanent housing to housing for Portland, Oregon's "most vulnerable" residents & focusing on those with substance abuse disorders says Portland Tribune. . .Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines names First National Bank Alaska in Anchorage as finalist for 2019 Strong Communities award for partnering with Path to Independence to engage with "private landlords" to help homeless find housing. . .Saying "it's hard for people to address their health needs if they're worried. . .about their housing," .Optum - a United Health Group subsidiary - to finance $8.8 million of estimated $11.4 million cost of transforming old Bonneville Hotel's in downtown Idaho Falls, Idaho into affordable housing says Post Register. . .Developer proposes to transform 367,000 square foot, 54 year-old Karcher Mall in Nampa, Idaho into 50,000 square-foot call center, 30,000 square-foot trampoline park & 216 units of multifamily housing says Idaho Statesman. . .Launched last November by Oregon Housing & Community Services, Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs & 10 community-based partners to house 500 veterans, Operation Welcome Home meets &, in fact, goes well above & beyond by housing 539 – and counting!
PENCIL IT IN
Charting the future
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, HUD & the U.S. Interagency Council have set dates & locations for this fall's Federal Permanent Housing Conferences – Charlotte, North Carolina on October 22nd & 23rd; Dallas, Texas on November 5th & 6th; and San Diego, California on November 19th & 20th. Content from event-to-event will be the same & focus on permanent housing provided under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families, HUD-VASH & Continuum of Care partners. For more, see HUD Exchange.
PASSING IT ON
Revitalizing a language
In 2010 the language spoken by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde – Chinuk Wawa – was characterized by some as "dying" because only a handful of people were fluent. Not anymore. The Confederated Tribes have brought their language back & it's being passed on to future generations. Read how.
Filling a gap
Congratulations to Jennifer Glynn, a counselor at the Wainwright VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington who, says The Union-Bulletin, almost single-handedly established the Doughty Home for Veteran Women where they can "either exit homelessness or recover from substance-use disorders." And with the ribbon cut & residents moved-in, she hopes to open a second home "by the end of the year."
TURNING A CORNER
Down then up
"One homeless vet is too many," says Boise, Idaho Mayor David Bieter. The City's goal isn't just to "keep" homelessness "from getting overwhelming," but to "eliminate it." A "major step" toward that goal was taken on July 22nd with a groundbreaking for Valor Pointe, 26 new units of permanent, affordable housing for homeless vets. The $6 million project is funded with tax credits from the Idaho Housing & Finance Association as well as $1.5 million in CDBG, HOME and general funds from the City. When its doors open next Spring, its residents will receive HUD VASH vouchers from the Boise/Ada County Housing Authority. It's "the second housing development in our city that utilizes the Housing First model," the Mayor explains, providing a full range of supportive services - health care counseling, substance abuse disorder treatment and case management by Boise's V.A. center – to address some of the reasons the veterans became homeless. That'll save them trouble and taxpayers money. A "big goal," the Mayor adds, but all about "keeping the momentum."
Last bequest, lasting legacy
After 71 years, Grace Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Washington has shut its doors & its 3.3-acre site sold. But its legacy of support for the community it services will be a lasting one with $8 million in proceeds from the sale distributed among organizations serving its mission, including almost half to organizations on the Eastside committed to preventing & ending homelessness says the Seattle Times.
Private-public partnership produces
Bankers don't win many popularity contests. But maybe they should if, in addition to cashing checks & making loans, they're also actively engaged in improving the communities they serve. That seems to be the working principle of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines' Strong Communities competition. Working with its member banks in 12 states & 3 U.S. territories – including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington to help fund partnerships with non-profits that will preserve & expand the supply of affordable housing. Now in its sixth year, the Bank's Strong Communities initiative calls attention to some of the best of these partnerships. Like, for example, the support the First National Bank Alaska has provided as one of 22 organizations that have joined the Municipality of Anchorage's Path to Independence private-public partnership to " quickly house individuals & families experiencing homelessness and to help them remain housed permanently" to the Path to Independence launched by the City of Anchorage, Alaska in 2018. In addition to the rental assistance, participants also receive six months of financial support as well as links to education & employment opportunities. "To date," the Bank reports "almost 90 percent of P2I participants are employed & over 90 percent of rent payments have been made on time" with the expectation that "over 75 percent of participants" will " remain housed at the end of a year" & "100 percent of participants who remain housed" will "show an increase in income." No wonder P2I been selected as one of seven finalists in this year's Strong Communities competition.
BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
Threatened by the erosive power of the Ninglick River, the relocation of the Native village of Newtok, Alaska to a higher, drier site 12 miles away is "flying along" this summer says News Miner. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services Housing Stability Council okays $45.6 million in Low Income Tax Credits, & funding from HUD's HOME & National Housing Trust programs to build & preserve 636 homes in Ashland, Beaverton, Bend, Eagle Point, Eugene, Lebanon, Oregon City, Portland, Redmond, Stanfield & White City. . .Boise, Idaho Mayor David Bieter, Idaho Housing & Finance Association, Boise/Ada County Housing Authority & Boise/Ada County Continuum of Care break ground for Valor Pointe, 27 new Housing First units for homeless veterans, says Boise Weekly. . .Jason Meyerhoeffer , president & CEO of First Federal Saving Bank of Twin Falls, Idaho elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines board of directors. . .United Way of Mid-Willamette tells Salem Reporter it wants to build 1,000 "tiny homes" in Salem, Oregon area over next decade for folks "living entirely off Social Security benefits, earning about $1,000 a month". . .Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington in Spokane is "considering" a 50-unit facility for the homeless in Pasco, Washington says KNDO-TV. . .Homes4Good, Lane County & Obie Companies break ground for Market District Commons providing 50 more units of affordable veteran & workforce housing in downtown Eugene, Oregon. . .Rapidly-rising rents in Boise & Ada County, Idaho, say employees at Interfaith Sanctuary shelter , are causing families to lose homes & transforming them from "never-been" to "first-time" homeless reports KIVI-TV. . .City of Spokane wins $400,000 grant from A Way Home Washington, says Spokesman Review, to partner with Volunteers of America for Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho "to "connect young people" 13 to 24 "to available services & better document who is experiencing homelessness". . .City of Everett, Washington & Interfaith Family Shelter open city's first safe parking lot for homeless families says KOMO-TV.
Supporting local efforts to end homelessness
HUD has set a September 30th deadline for state & local governments, non-profits & public housing agencies to apply for a record $ $2,254 billion in fiscal year 2019 Continuum of Care funds to support local efforts to prevent & end homelessness. Some 8,000 projects are expected to receive funding based on the recommendations & priorities set by some Continuums of Care, local organizations comprised of government officials, social service & housing providers & homeless advocates & will include activities from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for individuals, including, veterans, youth, families, & persons experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness that, said Secretary Carson, have proven "to be successful in a meaningful way based on an evidence-based performance." The Continuum of Care program is HUD's largest funding competition. In fiscal year 2018 HUD awarded more than $100 million to support Continuum efforts in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington.
Addressing an urgent need
HUD has set an October 30th deadline for a wide variety of organizations to apply for up to 21 grants totaling $14.5m for Specialized Housing & Services for Victims of Human Trafficking. The grants are intended to enhance the quality and quantity of safe housing and specialized services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended. Up to 21 grants of between $500,000 & $1 million are expected to be awarded & $1 million is set-aside for technical assistance. Grantees will be expected to collaborate with local HUD-funded Continuums of Care as well as projects funded by the U.S. Department of Justice on how best to "to identify victims of human trafficking & connect these victims to appropriate housing." While the due date for human trafficking applications is October 30th, applications for technical assistance are due by August 29th.
Enabling the disabled to live independently
HUD has set a September 6th deadline for public housing authorities currently operating Housing Choice Voucher programs to apply for $150 million in Mainstream Voucher grants. Some 300 grants of between $20,000 & $3 million per project period are expected to be awarded. Grants that are expected to provide access to permanent, affordable housing for an additional 18,000 non-elderly persons with disabilities. are encouraged to partner with health & human service organizations to provide participating households – many of which are experiencing or have experienced homelessness - with supportive services. "Making sure people with disabilities have a decent, safe & affordable place to call home is essential," said HUD Secretary Carson. "This funding will help our local partners ensure residents with disabilities have the opportunity to fully enjoy their home while living independently."
Pay for Success competition opens
HUD has set an October 1st deadline for eligible public housing authorities to apply for $20.7 million in Jobs Plus grants to develop "locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings & advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills & financial literacy" for public housing residents. HUD anticipates awarding up to 7 grants of between $1 million & $3.7 million. For examples of the approaches taken by prior year Jobs Plus grantees, visit.
Housing those who help put food on our tables
USDA's Rural Housing Service has set an August 30th deadline for farmers, associations of farmers & farmworkers, non-profits & Tribes to apply for Section 514 Farm Labor Housing loans & Section 516 grants to build, improve, repair or purchase housing for farm laborers. Projects are eligible in both rural & urban areas as long as there is a demonstrated need. To encourage investments in rural properties, USDA also will award points to projects located in rural Opportunity Zones & at least 10 projects will be in Zones. Points also will be awarded for specified energy initiatives & for tenant services.
Expanding the stock
The Housing Finance Program in the King County, Washington's Department of Community and Human Services has set a September 10th deadline for public housing authorities, non-profits & community housing development organizations with pre-application approval to apply for a total of $53 million in Capital Funding for Affordable Housing Projects serving very-low income households, the homeless, veterans, seniors & highly-vulnerable populations as well as transit-oriented developments. In addition, the King County Housing Authority will make available Project-based Housing Choice Vouchers for projects making long-term commitments to serve homeless households with incomes at or below 30 percent of the Area Median Income. Additional details are available by visiting as a guest if you do not already have an account with the County.
Breathing room for unemployed homeowners
The Housing Stability Council of Oregon Housing & Community Services has re-opened & set a September 30th deadline for unemployed homeowners to apply for up to 12 months & $20,000 of Mortgage Payment Assistance while they are looking for new work. Applicants must be receiving unemployment insurance at the time of application, cannot own another residential property & may not be in active bankruptcy. To date the program has helped more than 15,000 Oregon homeowners stay in their home.
Still on the table
As of July 18th, USDA reports, it still had more than $400 million in Renewable Energy System & Energy Efficiency Loan Guarantees available to rural small businesses, farmers & agricultural producers . The funds can be used for renewable energy systems such as anaerobic digesters, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, wind and solar. It also can be used to make energy efficiency improvements to heating, ventilation and cooling systems; insulation; and lighting & refrigeration.
BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
Thanks to support from Alaska's Congressional delegation, Native Village of Igiugig, Alaska becomes "first tribal entity in. . .nation licensed by" Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to "harness river water. . .not connected to a dam" says Peninsula Clarion. . .Congregants at First Presbyterian Church in Astoria, Oregon purchase downtown building they hope to convert into affordable, workforce housing says The Astorian. . .Nampa, Idaho Mayor Debbie King & Boise Rescue Mission celebrate opening of Recovery Lodge, the first respite care facility for the homeless in Idaho says KIVI-TV. . .Washington Department of Commerce's Community Economic Revitalization Board awards broadband development loans & grants to Makah Tribe, Twisp Public Development Authority, Port of Ilwaco & Port of Willapa Harbor. . .The Community Action Team & Self Help Inc. celebrate grand opening of 16 units of affordable housing in St. Helens, Oregon reports Columbia County Spotlight. . .With construction set to start in August, YWCA Pierce County in Washington hosts "ceremonial" groundbreaking for a 55-unit affordable housing complex in downtown Tacoma for victims of domestic violence says News Tribune. . .Housing Kitsap approves proposal by City of Bainbridge Island, Washington Housing Resources Board & Madison Avenue Development to purchase multi-family complex & preserve at least 13 of its units as affordable in perpetuity reports Kitsap Sun. . .NeighborWorks America planning for a NeighborWorks Institute in Portland, Oregon December 9th to 13th though registration's not yet open. . .Washington Governor Jay Inslee announces 2019 Smart Communities Awards to 13 communities for "plans & projects that exemplify some of the reasons why Washington is consistently ranked one of the best states in America" including downtown revitalization plans developed by Colville & Lakewood & affordable housing plans for Island County, Tacoma & Vancouver. . .Like many other cities in Washington, cities of Poulsbo, Port Angeles Seattle & Spokane have used or are considering using authority provided by State Legislature this year allowing them to "retain a portion of the 6.5 percent sales tax" Washington state "state collects so long as the money retained goes toward funding projects that create affordable or supportive housing."
Opening the door to capital investment
Created to "give public housing authorities a powerful tool to preserve & improve public housing," HUD's RAD - Rental Assistance Demonstration – initiative has, to date done precisely that for 2,979 units in Idaho, Oregon & Washington. Visit for details.
CASE IN POINT
Big or small, it's an issue
Affordable housing isn't just a big-city problem. Case in point? Based on a recommendation in the 2019 Teton County Affordable Housing Strategic Plan, says Teton Valley News, "Tetonia, Driggs, Victor, & Teton County" in eastern Idaho "have rebooted a joint housing authority to address the community's affordable housing needs." For over two years, says Driggs' community development director, "we've been inching forward to this moment and we're finally here" & volunteers are being sought to serve on its board.
WORTH A LISTEN
In June President Trump named HUD Secretary Carson as chair of the White House Council on Affordable Housing. Which was charged to "engage with State, local, and tribal leaders across the country" to identify regulatory barriers to expanding the nation's supply of affordable housing. Just a few weeks later KCRW's To the Point had a provocative roundtable on the pros & cons of one approach to busting barriers – ending single-family only zoning laws. It's worth a listen.
Is kindness contagious?
"I work at a place where 50 percent of the families will be out on the street, even though they have a letter from the city government authorizing access to housing," Poole explained. "When I got out of the hospital myself, I qualified for 1 percent of all available housing—10 out of 1,000. That's like finding a needle in a haystack. Do you know how much time it takes to find a needle in a haystack? If it exceeds the amount of money and time a family has, it will result in denial of housing. Every application, every screening, costs resources that the people who are applying have in short supply. The two moving pieces have to match up. I can reduce the information to one platform. With one click, an applicant can be screened against all available homes." – Tyrone Poole who, in 2006, was homeless in Portland, Oregon but today is the creator of OneApp , an online tool that matches "applicants for affordable housing with appropriate openings" & resulted in his being named Oregon's Entrepreneur of the Year, Yes magazine,, July 24, 2019
Fighting fire with fire
"The first quarter 2019 C2ER survey again showed that costs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau remain well above the national average. . .Although Alaska cities have higher-than-average costs, they aren't among the most expensive overall anymore, &the list of cities whose costs have overtaken Alaska's continues to grow. In 2019, 16 urban areas' costs exceeded those in Juneau, which was Alaska's most expensive surveyed city, and 18 were higher than Fairbanks &Anchorage." – Alaska Economic Trends, a publication of the Alaska Department of Labor, July 2019.,
JUST PUBLISHED. . .
Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University issues A Homebuilder Perspective on Housing Affordability & Construction Innovation based on responses from more than 500 of nation's top single- & multi-family homebuilders. . .HUDUser economists publish Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis of Tri-Cities – Kennewick, Richland & Pasco. . .Washington State Housing Finance Commission's Kim Herman publishes latest issue of My View, this time focus on housing for the elderly in the state. . .Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia releases a working paper that finds that gentrification brings both challenges & opportunities to original generation & children in affected neighborhoods. . .KLCC broadcasts Eugene, Oregon City Club's forum on homelessness in the city & Lane County. . .With input from 67 workshops in 26 locations across state, William D. Ruckelshaus Center at Washington State University issues its report - commissioned in 2017 by Legislature - Road Map to Washington's Future. . .HUD posts 2019 HOME Investment Partnership Match Reductions. . .Portland Housing Bureau posts notice of technical changes to the administration of its Inclusionary Housing Program. . .League of Cities publishes study - Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing - which includes case studies about the housing challenges faced & solutions being tried in 15 cities including Boise, Portland & Seattle. . .Office of Management & Budget publishes annual supplement to Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, & Audit Requirements for Federal Awards affecting audits of entities that use any of a lengthy list of federal housing programs. . .Center for American Progress issues report on racial disparities in housing appreciation. . .Emerald Coast OZ – comprised of "five tribes, four cities, two counties, &two port authorities" in Washington– discuss Strategies for Collaborative Rural & Tribal Investments on the Opportunity Zone Podcast. . .Crosscut takes a look at how Interim CDA is using a preference policy to insure that the affordable housing it builds in Seattle, Washington's rapidly-changing Chinatown-International District will "actually serve the people the nonprofit serves". . .HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research releases its Biennial Report describing its work in fiscal years 2017 & 2018 to support HUD's mission "by collecting & analyzing national housing market data; conducting research, programs & demonstrations; and providing policy advice & support,"
NOTES TO NOTE
Economic Development Administration sets August 6th deadline to apply for YouthBuild grants of up to $1.5 million. . .Meyer Memorial Trust sets August 6th deadline to respond to its Services to Systems request-for-proposals. . .HUD sets August 8th deadline for Federally recognized Tribes & Alaskan villages as well as tribally designated housing entities to apply for $198 million in Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive funds. . .HUD sets August 9th deadline for governments of Federally recognized Tribes & Native American tribal organizations to apply for Healthy Homes Production Grants for Tribal Housing of up to $1 million each. . .HUD sets August 9th for state, local & Tribal governments to apply for record $324 million in Lead Hazard Reduction grants. . .HUD has set an October 30th deadline for a wide variety of organizations. . .Housing Washington extends "early bird" registration for its annual affordable housing conference through August 16th. . .HUD sets August 29th deadline to apply for technical assistance under its for Specialized Housing & Services for Victims of Human Trafficking funding competition. . .National Affordable Housing Management Association sets August 31st deadline to download free App that helps adult learners enhance their reading & English skills. . .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". . .HUD sets September 6th deadline for public housing authorities currently operating Housing Choice Voucher programs to apply for $150 million in Mainstream Voucher grants. . .Boise/Ada County, Idaho Housing Authority sets September 6th to pre-apply for its Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. . .King County, Washington sets September 10th for pre-approved organizations to apply for $53 million in Capital Funding for Affordable Housing Projects. . .Washington State Department of Commerce has set a September 18th deadline to apply for Washington Housing Trust Fund, HOME Investment Partnership & National Housing Trust Fund funding from HUD to "create new affordable housing.". . .Oregon Housing & Community Services sets September 30th deadline for unemployed Oregon homeowners to apply for up to 12 months of Mortgage Payment Assistance. . .HUD sets September 30th deadline to apply for a total of nearly$2.3 billion in Continuum of Care funds to support local efforts to prevent & end homelessness. . .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. . .Business Oregon sets September 30th for eligible towns & cities to apply for Community Development Block Grant funds. . .HUD sets October 1st deadline for eligible public housing authorities to apply for $20.7 million in Jobs Plus initiative grants. . .HUD sets October 30th deadline for a wide variety of organizations to apply for up to 21 grants totaling $14.5m for Specialized Housing & Services for Victims of Human Trafficking. . .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.
HUD Multifamily hosts Industry Meeting, August 1st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Oil-Fired Boiler Maintenance Technician Training, August 5th to 9th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
HUD hosts Webinar on new Foster Youth to Independence initiative, August 6th, online. Visit
Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Basic Financial Management for Small Tribes, August 6th & 7th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services hosts national Webinar on Demonstrating the Impact of Supportive Housing, August 7th, online. Visit
Idaho Smart Growth hosts Citizens Planning Academy, August 7th, Boise, Idaho (or online). Visit
HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hosts The Way Home: A Virtual Summit on Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness, and Substance Use Disorders, August 7th & 8th, online. Visit
Cold Climate Housing Research Center opens for public tours, August 8th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit
Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs hosts Audit Preparation Workshop, August 8th & 9th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
Association of Alaska Housing Authorities& HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs hosts Admission & Occupancy Workshop, August 13th to 16th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
RCAC hosts a workshop on the Safe Water Drinking Act, August 14th, University Place, Washington. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts morning workshop on Advanced Reasonable Accommodation & afternoon workshop on Eviction Prevention Techniques, August 22nd, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Workshop on Hoarding & Housing – Setting Up for Success, August 23rd, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit
Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Executive Directors Workshop, August 27th & 28th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts workshop on Conquering LIHTC Compliance, August 23rd, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit
USDA Oregon hosts Oregon ReConnet Broadband workshop, August 28th, Independence, Oregon. Visit
RCAC hosts Private Well Assessment and Outreach Workshop, August 29th, Twin Falls, Idaho. Visit
Oregon USDA hosts Oregon ReConnect Broadband workshop, August 29th, Madras, Oregon. Visit
Idaho Smart Growth hosts Citizens Planning Academy, September 4th, Boise, Idaho.Visit
Idaho Nonprofit Center hosts annual conference, September 4th to 6th, Nampa, Idaho. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts workshop on Mastering Difficult Conversations with Clients & Colleagues: Talking About What Matters, September 10th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit
Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, September 10th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Cascadia Green Building Council hosts Living Building Challenge 4.0 Workshop, September 10th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Advanced Tax Credit Workshop, September 11th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts workshop on Mastering Difficult Conversations with Clients & Colleagues: Talking About What Matters, September 13th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit
Native American Indian Housing Council & HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs host Environmental Review: New Housing Construction and Housing Rehabilitation Workshop, September 16th to 19th, Auburn, Washington. Visit
HUD Idaho hosts Federal Labor Standards & Davis-Bacon for Local Government Administrators of CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership & Public ^& Indian Housing programs Workshop, September 18th, Boise, Idaho. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Basic LIHTC Manual Training, September 18th, Salem, Oregon. Visit
Housing Oregon hosts Fall Industry Support Conference, September 18th & 19th, Portland, Oregon. Visit
Alaska Association of REALTORS hosts 60th annual convention, September 18th to 21st, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit
HUD Idaho hosts Federal Labor Standards & Davis-Bacon for Contractors, September 19th, Boise, Idaho. Visit
Cascadia Green Building Council hosts Living Building Challenge 4.0 Workshop, September 19th, Portland, Oregon. Visit
Portland State University & Oregon chapter of the American Planning Association host Transportation & Communities Summit, September 19th & 20th, Portland, Oregon. Visit
Northwest Association of Community Development Managers hosts annual conference, September 23rd & 24th, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Visit
Oregon Coalition on Housing & Homelessness hosts annual conference, September 25th & 26th, Welches, Oregon. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Conquering Multiple Funding Program Compliance, September 24th & 25th, Salem, Oregon. Visit
Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Fair Housing for Maintenance Staff Workshop, September 26th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
HUD Oregon hosts Oregon Family Self-Sufficiency & Resident Services conference, September 26th, Vancouver, Washington. Visit
League of Oregon Cities hosts 94th annual conference, September 26th to 28th, Bend, Oregon. Visit
Washington State Housing Finance Commission & Washington Department of Commerce host 26th annual Washington Affordable Housing Conference, September 30 to October 2nd, Spokane, Washington. Visit
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