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Northwest HUDLines
February 2020
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

. . .to all of you who in days past or upcoming have bundled-up & ventured out into the night braving cold & often wet weather to help our Continuums of Care get a full & accurate 2020 point-in-time count of the homeless we serve. It's critically important data in shaping the programs & services they provide which means you've stepped up to provide critically important service to some of our communities' most vulnerable citizens. Thanks!

Homelessness by the numbers
A bit later than hoped, on January 7th HUD Secretary Carson released our Annual Homeless Assessment Report reflecting point-in-time count totals for each of the nation's more than 300 HUD-supported Continuums of Care had been submitted to Congress. Overall, it reported 567,715 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019, an increase of 14,885 people since 2018. Meanwhile, homelessness among veterans and families with children continued to fall, declining 2.1 percent and 4.8 percent, respectively, in 2019. "As we look across our nation, we see great progress, but we're also seeing a continued increase in street homelessness along our West Coast where the cost of housing is extremely high," Closer to home, there were 1,997 sheltered & unsheltered homeless individuals counted in Alaska, down 5.4 percent from 2018 but up 2.4 percent from 2010,, 2,315 homeless individuals counted in Idaho, up 15.1 percent from 2018, but down 1.3 percent from 2010 15,876 homeless individuals counted in Oregon, up 9.7 percent from 2018 but down 18.6 percent from 2010, & 21,577 homeless individuals counted in Washington, down 3.2 percent from 2018 & 5.7 percent from 2010.

Supporting critical services
The following week HUD Secretary Carson announced the award of nearly $2.2 billion in Federal year 2019 funds in the first of two tiers of grants to thousands of projects across the country delivered by local Continuums of Care & designed to prevent & end homelessness. The first tier of awards included a record $118.0 million to support more than 340 projects in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington. For a list of funding by Continuum of Care or by each of the projects in Region X's four states, please visit. The second tier of fiscal year 2019 Continuum grant awards is expected shortly.

2019 Award Tier 1 Only
2018 Award Tier 1 + 2
$ 3,925,329

Promoting affordable housing
HUD Secretary Carson says that over next five months he'll be hitting the road on a nationwide Driving Affordable Housing Across America bus tour to visit communities & hear first-hand what they've done or want to do to eliminate regulatory barriers to affordable housing. Last year President Trump named the Secretary chair of White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing created by Executive Order 13878. Starting with its first stop in Louisville, Kentucky in January the Tour, the Secretary notes, will allow him to "hear directly from our fellow citizens who are grappling with rising housing prices & learn more about best practices to address them. Families, businesses & all levels of government have concerns about the rising cost of housing, & this is an opportunity to bring those parties to the table for a discussion about how we can work together to fix the problem." For more visit.

HUD Secretary Carson says HUD has launched a 6-month pilot to give preference for procurements up to $250, 000 to small businesses whose principal office is in an Opportunity Zone created under 2017 Tax Cut & Jobs Act. . .Clackamas County, Oregon housing authority is first in that state to win HUD Foster Youth to Independence funds to provide housing to young people at risk of homelessness as they age out of foster care. . .Aid for Friends of Pocatello Idaho receives $50,000 from Latter Day Saints Charities to help it expand its shelter for the homeless which on "many nights" operates at 114 percent of capacity says East Idaho News. . .U.S. Department of Agriculture's Re-Connect broad banding initiative & Cordova Telecom Cooperative literally climbing mountains - five of them - to bring broadband to Yakutat, an isolated village of just over 600 on the Gulf of Alaska. . .Microsoft commits additional $250 million to support development of affordable housing across Washington state on top of $500 million it committed last year to addressing Seattle metro's housing crunch last year. . .United Van Lines' 43rd annual National Movers Study, in 2019 Washington ranked 5th, Oregon ranked 2nd &, for the first time, Idaho ranked 1st as the state folks most want to move to. . .The brainchild of a 10-year-old Nampa student, during 2019 the Traveling Table mobile food pantry - in a donated, converted package delivery truck- provided nutritious food to "nearly 3,000" in a neighborhood designated as "food desert" with no supermarket says Idaho Press. . .Kaiser Permanente Northwest to invest $5.1 million to " housing 300 homeless, medically vulnerable seniors before the end of the year" says Portland Business Journal. . .Study by Cold Climate Housing Research Center concludes that Alaska's $639 million investment in energy efficient homes from 2008 to 2018 that made 20 percent of the state's occupied stock energy efficient generated economic impact of more than $2 billion. . .EPA award of more than $100 million to support "critical" drinking water improvement projects in Idaho, Oregon & Washington. . .Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines starts the new year right awarding  awards $12.4 million to 25 Member bank-not-for-profit partnerships to develop more than 700 units of affordable housing in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington. . .NAYA Family Center, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians & Portland Community Partners celebrate grand opening of Nesika Illahee  - "Our Place" - which is, says Oregon Public Broadcasting, "first housing complex to receive" HUD Indian Housing Block Grant to "build housing in an urban environment."

Affirming fair housing
HUD has set a March 16th deadline to submit comments on a proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which offers clearer guidance to states & local governments to help them improve affordable housing choices in their community. The prior rule was published in 2008 with a stated purpose was to provide HUD program participants with a revised planning approach to assist them in meeting their legal obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. Since then, HUD found that in contrast to its stated goals, the prior proved ineffective, highly prescriptive, & effectively discouraged the production of affordable housing. In early 2018 the obligation of local governments to file plans under that rule & in May 2018, withdrew a computer assessment tool required to be used by local governments in preparing those plans. HUD found that rather than assisting local governments in formulating acceptable fair housing assessments, the 'Local Government Assessment Tool' was confusing, difficult to use, contained errors, & frequently produced unacceptable assessments. Litigation challenging HUD's actions was dismissed. "HUD's commitment to Fair Housing remains as steadfast as ever before, & this improved rule reaffirms our mission of giving people more affordable housing options in communities across the country," said HUD Secretary Carson. Under HUD's proposed rule "localities now have the flexibility to devise housing plans that fit their unique needs & provide families with more housing choices within their reach."

Promoting accessibility
HUD has set a March 16th deadline for the public to submit comments on a proposed rule to amend Fair Housing Act design & construction regulations by incorporating by reference the 2009 edition of International Code Council Accessible & Usable Building & Facilities standards as a "safe harbor" so that compliance with it "satisfies the design &construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act & its amendments." Under the proposal, HUD will incorporate more recent editions of currently recognized safe harbor standards and model building codes. HUD will amend its regulations to include the 2009 edition standards of the American National Standards Institute as well as the 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 editions of the International Building Code, as safe harbors for compliance with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. In announcing the proposal, HUD Secretary Carson explained that "these additional safe harbors as a way to further encourage the development of housing that is open to all."

Clearing up confusion
Seeking to clarify "how housing providers can comply with the Fair Housing Act when assessing a person's request to have an animal in housing to provide assistance because of a disability." HUD has issued an Assistance Animal notice with a "step-by-step" set of best practices for complying with the Act when assessing accommodation requests involving animals and information that a person may need to provide about a disability-related need for the requested accommodation, including supporting information from a health care profession. "Countless Americans rely on assistance animals to fill a void, providing individuals with disabilities with the means to have a home that supports their quality of life," said HUD Secretary Carson  in releasing the guidance which will help "provide peace of mind to individuals with disabilities while also taking in account the concerns of housing providers."

On the road to regulatory reform
During a stop on his Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour in Russellville, Alabama, HUD Secretary Carson unveiled a final rule on formaldehyde emissions for manufactured homes & a proposed rule to revise the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards to expedite construction & update safety requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in manufactured housing. The rules, he said, will "remove more of the red tape that stands between the production of safe, quality homes, & the nation's families & individuals that need these homes to make homeownership a reality."

Idaho Housing & Finance Association's 2019 Avenues of Hope drive raises record $1.3 million to support 73 Idaho nonprofits "that manage the day-to-day work of helping Idahoans find safe, stable & affordable housing. . ."Alleviating some of the strain on the city's larger shelters," says KTUU-TV, a network of 10 congregations in Anchorage, Alaska is providing warm, safe overnight shelter to young people who might otherwise have to sleep on the streets. . .Washington State Department of Commerce awards $12.4 million to add 150 new behavioral health care beds in 10 communities across the state. . .With help from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, NeighborWorks Boise & the City of Boise complete 12-unit Hawthorne Street Cottages, the first "pocket neighborhood" within the city's limits says Idaho Business Review. . .The "brand new" HUD-assisted Clayton Mohr Commons affordable housing for homeless veterans in Oregon City, Oregon developed by Clackamas County & Do Good Multnomah is getting rave reviews form its residents says KGW-TV. . .Mason County Public Utility District wins $2.4 million USDA Re-Connect grant to provide "much needed" broadband service to Grandview neighborhood of Shelton, Washington. . .More than 150 volunteers & 60 non-profits join Anchorage, Alaska Coalition to End Homelessness to serve some 800 people at city's annual Project Homeless Connect says KTVA-TV & up to 200 were expected to be served at Fairbanks' Project Homeless Connect says KUAC-FM. . .Columbia Bank of Tacoma, Washington Warm Homes program donates $25,000 each to Priest River Ministries/Advocates for Women of Priest River, Idaho & Maple Place in Maple Valley, Washington for their "commitment to reducing homelessness through warm, safe and sustainable housing" says KNDO-TV. . .Plymouth Housing breaks ground for 90 units of affordable housing in Seattle the second of eight buildings w/ 800 units of affordable housing it's committed to developing says Queen Anne & Magnolia News. . .A December 2019 Crosscut/Elway Poll of 405 registered Washington votes statewide finds 31 percent of those surveyed believe homelessness is state's number one problem, up from 21 percent in 2019 & 5 percent in 2017

Don't be fleeced by fraudsters
The good news? The King County Housing Authority is openings its Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher waiting list from February 12th to 25th. The bad news? The Authority says that last time they opened it a few fraudulent on-line application sites sprung up, designed not to house, but rip-off people charging them a fee they don't need to pay. So, please alert those who you serve who may be applying to apply directly & FOR FREE at the right site.

Not to boast, but here's a great idea
HUD & the National Environmental Health Association have opened the competition for 2020 HUD Secretary's Healthy Homes Awards. Eligible applicants include federally assisted multifamily housing owners & managers; resident organizations (for example, tenant task forces) in public or private assisted housing, tribal designated housing entities; tribal units of government, and tribal associations Letters of intent to apply due February 17th & nominations due March 10th. If healthy homes are at the core of your mission, we hope you'll share your work with the rest of us. Don't, in other words, be afraid to brag!

Well, look at this. Another great idea.
Consider it CELEBRATION time, folks! If you're reading Northwest HUDLines, chances are very, very good that you're part of a great partnership or two that are changing your community for the better. Sooooo. Here's an idea. CELEBRATE that kind of partnership by submitting a nomination for that for the 2020 HUD Secretary's Public-Philanthropic Partnership Award. They're due February 18th. So, what do you say? Let's get to it.

Community revitalization funding
On February 1st Business Oregon will open its on-line application window for its 2020 HUD Community Development Block Grant funding competition. Eligible communities can apply for funds to help meet their public works, housing rehabilitation, micro-enterprise or community facilities priorities. Applications are due April 30th & applicants are "strongly" encouraged to view a 2-part Webcast on this year's application round. It also should be up & running come February 1st. 13 projects won a total of $8.4 million in the last funding round.

Housing those who've served
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has set sets March 2nd deadline for state & local governments, public & Tribal housing authorities & non-profits to apply for its Homeless Providers Grant & Per Diem program it expects will fund "11,500 beds of transitional housing & approximately 20 service center."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set a March 16th deadline to apply for its second round this year of USDA Re-Connect broadband funding including up to $200 million for grants, up to $200 million for 50/50 grant/loan combinations, and up to $200 million for low-interest loans. The funding, says Secretary Perdue, provides "critical for economic prosperity &quality of life, from education to health care to agriculture to manufacturing and beyond," noting that previously USDA has awarded $343,429,703 in Re-Connect grant & loan funding for high-speed broadband infrastructure.

Planning to build more housing
The Washington State Department of Commerce has set a February 28th deadline for cities to apply for grants of up to $100,000 to support "actions intended to encourage production of more housing & a greater variety of housing types" Applicant cities must be fully planning under the Growth Management Act. Total amount available is $1 million. The application period has been extended to Feb. 28. Housing action plans must be adopted by June 15, 2021. All other actions must be adopted by April 1, 2021

Victim assistance funding
On Monday, February 3rd the Washington Department of Commerce's Office of Crime Victims Advocacy  will open a $3.5 million Human Trafficking Services a & Outreach competition inviting non-profits & Tribes to apply for 7 grants. The funding will be used to provide person-centered support & assistance for victims/survivors of labor (4 grants) or sex trafficking (3 grants) & too individuals at-risk Applications for this competition are due March 30th.   Currently, the Office also is accepting until March 2nd applications from Tribal victim services agencies in Washington state for grants of up to $140,000 each to fund culturally  specific services for people hurt or harmed in their communities.

City of Boise, Idaho Council enacts $30 cap on fees to submit rental applications says Post Register. . .Oregon Coast Community Action celebrates grand opening of Deep Springs Terrace, 11 units of HUD-assisted permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans in North Bend that, says The World, is "the first low-income housing development to open on the South Coast in almost 20 years". . .With help from USDA Idaho, Clearwater Economic Development Association & Avista, more than a dozen small cities in north-central Idaho are developing strategies to address affordable housing shortage says Moscow-Pullman Daily News. . .In 2017, says KGW-TV, the City of Longview Washington invested $5 million in HUD Community Development Block Grant funds for "widening sidewalks, improving lighting & making the historic downtown section more appealing" & today, it adds, businesses are moving into downtown. . .From on the ropes to "financially stable" & owning her own home, Tina Milbrat of Redmond, Oregon tells The Spokesman how Housing Works Oregon's HUD-funded Family Self Sufficiency program has changed her life. . .City Council of Ellensburg, Washington clears the way for development of 18 room affordable homes on 3-acre city-owned parcel deemed surplus says Daily Record. . .White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon publishes first-ever 80-page Little Help Book with "about four hundred resources" for Lane County's unhoused population says KLCC-FM. . .Governor Jay Inslee names Rich Nafziger, economist & currently associated with Seattle University's Institute for Public Service, & Albert Tripp, city manager of Airway Heights, to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. . .Even with less than 17,000 residents, rural Idaho County in central Idaho is facing a housing shortage, the Ida-Lew Economic Development Council tells The Free Press, reporting that "one of the biggest obstacles local employers" in a position to expand "are encountering is a shortage of workforce housing". . .Anacortes, Washington voters will head to the polls on February 11th to decide whether to hike, under state law, local sales tax by 1/10th of 1 percent to generate estimated $650,000 a year for affordable housing says GoSkagit.com. . .Alaska Legal Services one of 12 legal services corporations nationwide to receive funding from  Legal Services Corporations it will use to support "delivery of legal services to individuals affected by disasters," in this case in aftermath of 2018 Cook Inlet earthquake.

The right direction
Housing Wire reports that new report finds that nationally the 493,066 foreclosure filings in 2019 were "down 21 percent from 2018 & down 83 percent from a peak of nearly 2.9 million in 2010 & filings now are at the lowest level since tracking began in 2005."

"There are currently 218 million-dollar cities in the U.S. — cities with a typical home value of $1 million or more — three more than at the end of 2018 and 74 more than there were five years ago," Zillow Research reported in January.

Trees matter
"The patterns of the lowest temperatures in specific neighborhoods of a city do not occur because of circumstance or coincidence. They are a result of decades of intentional investment in parks, green spaces, trees, transportation & housing policies that provided ‘cooling services,' which also coincide with being wealthier & whiter across the country" – Portland State University professor of urban studies & planning Vivek Shandas & co-author of The Effects of Historical Housing Policies on Resident Exposure to Intra-Urban Heat: A Study of 108 US Urban Areas reported in The Oregonian, January 20th, 2020

Growing pains
Local ranchers used to drive their cattle down the main street of Star, Idaho. With more than a five-fold population increase, that's no longer the case, says The Wall Street Journal, after a visit that revealed once-small, now-booming Star is facing big-city problems.

Making the connection
The Federal Way, Washington Coalition Against Trafficking hosts a January panel on how homelessness leads to sexual exploitation, exploitation leads to trafficking says Federal Way Mirror.

Is a sudden rash of restaurant closings a "leading indicator that gentrification in Seattle is on death watch? Maybe says The Stranger. Or is it that delicacies like smoked alligator just isn't catching on?

HUD launches GIS mapping to show you where HUD & USDA have affordable housing investments in Opportunity Zones across the country. . .Georgetown University's Elena Derby & Joint Committee on Taxation look at whether living in tax-credit-subsidized housing helps or hurts kids' earning power & educational prospects. .McKinsey & Company explores question of "why does prosperous King County, Washington "have a homelessness crisis?". . .The Hill posts a video of its January 14th conversation on The Right to a Roof: Tackling Homelessness. . .HUD HOME Investment Partnership program launches "interactive, self-paced" Building HOME on-line training to help new & current programs "get a comprehensive understanding of" HOME "tips" on "implementation for each of the key HOME activities". . .FHA – the Federal Housing Administration - issues Mortgagee Letter 2020-1 reiterating compliance protocol for maintaining energy performance under FHA green Mortgage Insurance to be considered for Mortgage Interest Payment reduction. . .U.S. Department of Transportation launches interactive, on-line detailed maps of major transportation infrastructure - highways, bus & light rail systems, airports, ports & rail lines - located in or near Opportunity Zones across the country. . .National Association of Home Builders has just launched an app - The Pocket Guide to Fair Housing Act Accessibility - to "help homebuilders, contractors, & designers determine if the FHA's accessibility requirements apply to their housing project."

U.S. Department of Justice sets February 3rd deadline to apply for a total of up to $13.5 million in Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking. . .HUD sets February 6th deadline to apply for almost $10.5 million in Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Private Enforcement Initiative funds, almost $7.5 million in FHIP Education & Outreach funds & $500,000 in FHIP Fair Housing Organization Initiative funds. . .USDA sets February 9th deadline for high-school seniors & current college freshmen, sophomores & seniors attending Tribal colleges & universities & pursuing careers in agriculture & natural resources to apply for 2020 Tribal Scholars program. . .HUD & National Environmental Health Association sets February 17th deadline for letters of intent to apply & March 10th as nomination submission date for the 2020 HUD Secretary's Health Homes Award competition. . .HUD & Council on Foundations have set February 18th to apply for the 2020 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. . .Sound Transit sets February 25th deadline respond to request for applications for up to $14 million to develop transit-oriented affordable housing in Bellevue, Washington. . .Washington Department of Commerce has set a February 28th deadline for cities to apply for grants of up to $100,000 to support "actions intended to encourage production of more housing & a greater variety of housing types". . .U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has set March 2nd deadline for state & local governments, public & Tribal housing authorities & non-profits to apply for its Homeless Providers Grant & Per Diem program. . .Washington Department of Commerce Office of Crime Victim Advocacy has set March 2nd deadline for Tribal victim services agencies for grants of up to $140,000 each to fund culturally  specific services for people hurt or harmed in their communities. . .Bureau of Indian Affairs has sets a March 2nd, 2020 deadline for Federally-recognized Tribes & Tribal organizations to apply for competitive Tribal Resilience Program funds to "build resilience through adaptation& coastal planning & related travel". . .HUD sets March 16th deadline to submit comments on proposed rule establishing new design & construction standards as safe harbors in terms of compliance with Fair Housing Act's accessibility standards. . .HUD has set a March 16th deadline to submit comments on a proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. . .USDA has set a March 16th deadline to apply for up to $550 million its second round this fiscal year of USDA Re-Connect broadband funding. . Washington Department of Commerce's Office of Crime Victims Advocacy will open a $3.5 million Human Trafficking Services a & Outreach competition inviting non-profits & Tribes to apply by March 30th for 7 grants – 4 in labor trafficking & 3 in sexual trafficking. . .Business Oregon sets April 30th deadline for eligible local governments to apply for 2020 HUD Community Development Block Grant funds for community facilities, housing rehabilitation, public works & micro-enterprise development.. . .U.S. Department of Labor VETS program sets December 31st, 2020 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.


Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection hosts South Seattle Home Fair, February 1st, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Mayor Ted Wheeler & City of Portland host Community Conversation on Homelessness, February 1st, southeast Portland, Oregon. Visit

HUD hosts Opportunity Zones 101 for Public Housing Authorities Webcast, February 4th, on-line. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Self-Monitoring Workshop, February 4th & 5th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development hosts Community Conversation on Oregon Housing Initiatives, February 11th, Redmond, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Smart Growth & University of Idaho College of Law kick-off their 2019 Citizens Planning Academy monthly series, February 6th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, February 11th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

HUD hosts American Housing Survey Webinar to discuss most recent findings on how well Americans are prepared for the next disaster, February 12th, on-line. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Advanced Workshop, February 12th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association hosts Webinar on Planning for Pollinators in the Pacific Northwest, February 13th, on-line. Visit

Mayor Ted Wheeler & City of Portland, host Community Conversation on Homelessness, February 13th, north central Portland, Oregon. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host NAHASDA Essentials Workshop, February 11th to 14th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Alaska Municipal League hosts Winter Conference, February 18th to 20th, Juneau, Alaska. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts HOME, Part 2 Webinar, on-line, February 19th, on-line. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host workshop on Housing Policy, February 19th to 21st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University hosts FEMA pilot workshop on Executing Strategies to Rapidly Rehabilitate Housing, February 21st, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association hosts Webinar on Feminist Cities: Gender Mainstreaming & Substantive Equity, February 21st, on-line. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Preparing for the New REAC & NSPIRE Rules Workshop, February 21st, Salem, Oregon. Visit

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs host workshop on NAHASDA - Native American Housing & Self-Determination Act – Essentials, February 25th to 27th, Silverdale, Washington. Visit

Idaho Chapter of American Planning Association hosts Wildfire Workshop, February 26th, Lewiston, Idaho. Visit

Housing Land Advocates host 2020 annual conference on Intersections: Housing, Transportation & Affordability, February 28th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Housing & Finance Association hosting Housing & Economic Development Conference, March 2nd & 3rd, Boise, Idaho. Visit

HUD hosts How to Become a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency Webinar, March 3rd, on-line. Visit

Mayor Ted Wheeler & City of Portland, host Community Conversation on Homelessness, March 3rd, north Portland, Oregon. Visit

Mayor Ted Wheeler & City of Portland, host Community Conversation on Homelessness, March 7th, southwest Portland, Oregon. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts workshop on Tax Credit Fundamentals, March 10th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Washington State housing Finance Commission hosts workshop on Advanced Tax Credits, March 11th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus Class for Rural Development Managers, March 12th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

NAYA Family Center hosts Housing to Homeownership Fair, March 14th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host workshop on Contract Administration & Procurement, March 17th to 19th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Conquering Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance workshop, March 18th to 20th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus Class for Rural Development Managers, March 26th, Grants Pass Oregon. Visit

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