|HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington|
|Leland Jones, Editor, (206) 220-5356 or Leland.email@example.com|
Keeping pace with the market
As you know, HUD's in the homeownership business thanks to the Federal Housing Administration single-family insured mortgages on one- to four-unit homes. FHA mortgages are a powerful tool, especially for buyers new to the market and maybe even buying their first home. FHA usually requires a very modest 3.5 percent down payment. Buyers can get help from their families or other programs to help assemble the down payment. And they don't need a gold-plated credit score. No surprise, more than 44,000 Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington families took out FHA-insured mortgages in 2019 & as of the end pf November there were more than 284,000 active FHA mortgages totaling more than $60 billion in the four states. In December FHA announced the maximum mortgage it will insure in markets in across the county. On December 3rd, it issued Mortgagee Letter 2019-19 setting higher limits effective for forward mortgages & Mortgagee Letter 2019-20 on new limits for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages assigned case numbers on or after January 1st. 2020. In most markets the maximum FHA mortgage on a 1-family home will rise from $314,827 to $331,760. In higher-priced ones like Portland metro it'll rise to $491,050 & in Seattle metro to $741,750. For 2020 the new limits where you live, visit.
The U.S. Treasury & the IRS have issued the final rules for Opportunity Zones created by the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act that, says Secretary Mnuchin, will provide "clarity & certain" to investors creating "sustained economic growth in communities that have been left behind."
It's P.I.T. time
On or about January 20th, 2020, volunteers & staff with the nation's more than 300 HUD-funded Continuums of Care will fan-out very late at night & very early in the morning in the communities they serve to conduct the annual point-in-time count of the homeless. Though only a "snapshot," the data collected is invaluable in helping Continuums better understand better serve the needs of the homeless. If you have the time to spare, the Continuums would love your help in making sure they get as full & accurate as possible. To find out the exact details of the 2020 point-in-time count where you live, check-in with our Continuums in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington. Thank you for any help you can provide.
BY THE NUMBERS
Homelessness in 2019
Ahead of the release of HUD's 2019 Annual Homelessness Report to Congress, HUD Secretary Ben Carson has certified data related to the study, included the January,2019 point-in-time counts conducted by hundreds of HUD-funded Continuums of Care. While the rest of the country experienced a combined decrease in homelessness in 2019, significant increases in unsheltered and chronic homelessness on the West Coast, particularly California and Oregon. Overall, Continuums reported that 567,715 people were homeless, representing an overall 2.7 percent increase from 2018 but a nearly 11 percent decline since 2010. Meanwhile, homelessness among veterans and families with children & unaccompanied youth declined from 2018 to 2019 2.1 percent, 4.8 percent & 3.6 percent respectively, "As we look across our nation, we see great progress," the Secretary commented, "but we're also seeing a continued increase in street homelessness along our West Coast where the cost of housing is extremely high,"
The U.S. Supreme Court says it "will not review an appellate decision" - in a case that originated in Boise, Idaho - "that makes it harder for cities to keep homeless people from sleeping on the streets," says the Associated Press...HUD Secretary Carson announces award of more than $35.8 million in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery funds to help Alaska communities "continue the recovery process of rebuilding their homes, restoring their businesses and repairing their critical infrastructure" damaged or destroyed by 2018 Cook Inlet quake...City-commissioned feasibility study conducted by Burlington Associates of Vermont concludes City of Boise, Idaho in "solid position" to form $20 million community land trust that could build up to 125 news affordable housing units on city-owned parcels by 2024 says Idaho Press Tribune...Community Frameworks of Spokane & Bremerton, Washington wins another $1.1 million in HUD self-help homeownership funds to help, says Secretary Carson, "make the dream of home ownership a reality" for 60 more families in Idaho, Montana, Oregon & Washington...Cook Inlet Housing, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation & Municipality of Anchorage celebrate opening of Elizabeth Place in "the heart of downtown" that may, says Alaska Public Media, "be the key to unlocking further growth" in the area...Seattle Times visits Chief Seattle Club's Eagle Village which opened in November as the first housing for homeless Native Americans in Seattle & & reports that already Native-led organizations across the country are looking at it as a model...Pocatello, Idaho City Council unanimously passes ordinance permitting Mayor Blad to send letter to Secretary of State Pompeo affirming its consent to serving as resettlement location for refugees fleeing war, persecution or natural disasters says Idaho State Journal...Spokane, Washington Community Resource Center, one of the nation's first HUD EnVision Centers &, says HUD Secretary Carson is a "national model," takes its game to the next level thanks to $1.7 million State's Economic Opportunity for All grant that will enable up to 250 families achieve incomes at 200 percent of poverty
SERVING MORE WHO'VE SERVED
Vouchers for vets
HUD has announced the award of an additional 491 HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers valued at $4,262,357 to 22 housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state to provide permanent, affordable housing for veterans who are currently or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. In prior funding cycles, more than 40 housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington have been awarded 6,497 HUD-VASH vouchers to Alaska(308), Idaho(349), Oregon(2,215) and Washington(3,625) housing authorities. With these awards, HUD has awarded some 7,000 vets will have affordable housing in through HUD VASH vouchers that since 2008 have been provided to housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington.
|Public Housing Authority||Partnering VA Medical Facility||Award Amount||New VASH Vouchers|
|Alaska Housing Finance Corporation||Anchorage||$53,701||7|
|Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello||Pocatello||$20,822||5|
|Idaho Housing and Finance Association||Boise||$20,742||5|
|Idaho Housing and Finance Association||Boise||$232,310||5|
|HOME FORWARD (Housing Authority of Portland)||Portland||$1,026,168||115|
|HOMES FOR GOOD (Housing Authority & Community Services of Lane County)||Eugene||$198,432||33|
|Housing and Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County||Dallas||$145,170||20|
|Housing Authority of Yamhill County||McMinnville||$115,430||11|
|Klamath Housing Authority||Klamath Falls||$23,036||5|
|Linn-Benton Housing Authority||Albany||$60,266||10|
|Coos-Curry Housing Authority||North Bend||$53,952||10|
|Seattle Housing Authority||Seattle||$519,480||60|
|Housing Authority of King County||Seattle||$733,972||67|
|Housing Authority of City of Tacoma||Tacoma||$180,780||25|
|Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver||Vancouver||$385,740||50|
|Housing Authority of City of Renton||Renton||$63,522||5|
|Housing Authority of City of Pasco and Franklin County||Pasco||$89,203||13|
|Housing Authority of Snohomish County||Everett||$219,528||20|
|Housing Authority of City of Yakima||Yakima||$45,870||10|
|Housing Authority of City of Walla Walla||Walla Walla||$25,980||5|
|HA Of Chelan Co and the City of Wenatchee||Wenatchee||$25,058||5|
|Housing Authority of Okanogan County||Omak||$23,195||5|
|HUD REGION X TOTAL||$4,262,357||491|
The HUD-VASH awards in HUD Region X were part of a national announcement of a total of $29.3 million in HUD-VASH Vouchers to 216 public housing authorities across the country to provide rental assistance to an additional 3,300 military veterans. "President Trump has made ending veteran homelessness a priority and with his leadership we have continued to see it decline. Our nation's veterans have given so much for our country and freedom," said HUD Secretary Carson. "It is our duty to make certain every single veteran has a place they can call home." There ""may be no other group more worthy of receiving assistance to insure that they have a safe, affordable place to call home," added HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris.
BOOSTING TRIBAL HOUSING
More resources to preserve & produce Tribal housing
HUD has competitively awarded $38,958,348in Indian Housing Block Grant funds to 12 Tribes, Native Alaska villages and Tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.to preserve and expand their affordable housing inventories. Five awards were made to Alaska, two to Oregon and five to Washington (see list below). More than half of the Federally recognized Tribes and Native Villages in the United States are in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, each of which is annually receive IHBG grants allocated by formula. Today's IHBG competitive grants are over and above the approximately $147 million in IHBG formula funding that was awarded by formula in fiscal year 2019 to the almost 300 Tribes and Villages in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. The IHBG competitive awards in Alaska and the Northwest were part of a national announcement awarding $197,392,782 to 52 Tribes and TDHEs nationwide. "HUD is excited for this new opportunity to better serve Native American communities through our government-to-government relationship with the Tribes," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "I look forward to seeing the new housing units and renovations the Tribes will complete with this much needed investment in affordable housing."
|AK||Aleut Community of St. Paul Tribal Government+||St. Paul Island||$2,481,226|
|AK||Aleutian Housing Authority+||Anchorage||$2,530,496|
|AK||Cook Inlet Housing Authority||Anchorage||$5,000,000|
|AK||Copper River Basin Regional Housing Authority||Glennallen||$5,000,000|
|AK||Native Village of Fort Yukon||Fort Yukon||$1,520,000|
|OR||Coquille Indian Housing Authority+||Coos Bay||$1,274,985|
|OR||Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians||Roseburg||$3,775,933|
|WA||Colville Indian Housing Authority||Nespelem||$5,000,000|
|WA||Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation||Cusick||$1,000,000|
|WA||Muckleshoot Indian Tribe dba Muckleshoot Housing Authority||Auburn||$5,000,000|
|WA||Swinomish Housing Authority||La Conner||$1,375,708|
|WA||Yakama Nation Housing Authority+||Wapato||$5,000,000|
|REGION X TOTAL||$38,958,348|
IHBG winners with an "+" at the end of their names are located within Opportunity Zones created by the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
Helping families lead independent lives
On New Year's Eve, HUD Secretary Carson the award of $ 5,478,466 to 37 Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington public housing authorities to support programs promoting economic self-sufficiency for families living in their public housing units or receiving HUD Housing Choice Vouchers. HUD, he said, "is committed to working with our local partners to connect families with the opportunities and support they need to succeed at every level." The winners include:
|PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY||FSS AMOUNT|
|Alaska Housing Finance Corporation||288,000.00|
|Idaho Housing and Finance Association||$288,279.00|
|Ada County Housing Authority||$125,027.00|
|Boise City Housing Authority||$125,029.00|
|Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority||$103,727.00|
|Nampa Housing Authority||$44,742. 00|
|Linn-Benton Housing Authority||$144,000.00|
|Housing Authority of the City of Salem||$296,482.00|
|Central Oregon Regional Housing Authority||$148,564.00|
|Housing Authority of Jackson County||$142,929.00|
|Housing Authority of Yamhill County||$235,979.00|
|Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County||$228,117.00|
|Northeast Oregon Housing Authority||$105,024.00|
|Housing Authority of Washington County||$136,847.00|
|Columbia Gorge Housing Authority||$60,912.00|
|Mid-Columbia Housing Authority||$60,912.00|
|Housing Authority of Clackamas County||$129,468.00|
|Housing Authority & Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County||$72,000.00|
|Northwest Oregon Housing Authority||$45,761.00|
|Pierce County Housing Authority||$138,000.00|
|Housing Opportunities of SW WA (Longview Housing Authority)||$98,387.00|
|Housing Authority of the City of Tacoma||$197,662.00|
|City of Kelso Housing Authority||$69,688.00|
|King County Housing Authority||$366,906.00|
|Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee||$48,943.00|
|Housing Authority of Skagit County||$58,556.00|
|Peninsula Housing Authority||$94,170.00|
|Housing Authority of Island County||$57,928.00|
|Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County||$27,143.00|
|Housing Authority of Thurston County||$147,211.00|
|Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver||$215,063.00|
|Seattle Housing Authority||$456,236.00|
|Housing Authority of the City of Yakima||$129,286.00|
|The Housing Authority of the City Bremerton||$67,927.00|
|REGION X TOTAL||5,478,466.00|
The awards were part of a national announcement of more than $79 million to nearly 700 public housing authorities across the country. These funds will help residents of public housing and voucher-assisted housing increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on public assistance and rental subsidies.
BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
Washington State Department of Commerce awards $91.6 million in state Housing Trust Funds & HUD HOME Investment Partnership funds to support development of 2,326 affordable rental units & 97 new homes for first-time buyers multifamily rental units...Seattle City Council joins King County, Washington Council in giving "green light" to proposal to create a regional homelessness authority says Seattle Times...For the past 18 months, says KTVB-TV, this Boise, Idaho family of 6 had lived in an attic but come Christmas Day, 2019 they spent their first day in their new, 4-bedroom home at Windy Court, LEAP Charities innovative project to transform cargo containers into affordable, energy-efficient homes...Washington State Department of Commerce awards $1.7 million to "provide services aimed at helping students & families experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied students." in Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver & Yakima...Housing Works - central Oregon's public housing authority - unveils plans for Midtown Place in Redmond providing 47 more units of affordable housing & put more "feet on the street, to help revitalize our downtown" reports The Bend Bulletin...A non-profit formed by a couple from Kelso, Washington, both veterans & both employed by Veterans Administration. hope to move homeless veterans into Clark County transitional home called My Brother's Keeper where "so they know they have each other's backs like in the military," says The Columbian...USDA's ReConnect pilot program awards funds to provide broadband service to more than 900 homes & businesses in Yakutat, Alaska & Grant & Wheeler counties in Oregon...Describing it as a "a true partnership to deliver on affordability in our city," Mayor Jenny Durkan says City of Seattle, Washington will spend a record $110 million this year on to add almost 2000 more affordable housing units...Hoping to expand workforce housing in tight market, says KTVZ-TV, Mid-Oregon Credit Union in Bend, Oregon launches program with "interest rate subsidies of up to 2.5 percent for rental properties that maintain affordable rental rates for five years after loan funding"...Thanks to the efforts of the City of Spokane, Habitat for Humanity of Spokane & private landlords four long-neglected "zombie homes" are being brought back to life as affordable housing says Spokesman Review...Thanks to the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, Washington up to 35 young people who are homeless will have a place to stay safe & warm on cold nights this winter says Bellingham Herald...Marion & Polk counties, Oregon get HUD's okay to form their own HUD-funded Continuum of Care to "get more money" to serve their homeless residents says Statesman Journal. . City of Tacoma, Washington & Low Income Housing Institute celebrate opening of city's first "tiny home" village for the homeless with 22u for 35 people near Peoples Park says KOMO-TV...U.S. Army veteran in Nampa ID donates $100,000 from the sale of his home to Boise Rescue Mission program that "help veterans in need" says KTVB-TV...Portland Homeless Family Solutions opens Family Village in S.E. Portland, Oregon providing 24-hour shelter & mental health care, skills classes, rehousing assistance & other services for up to 25 homeless families says Oregonian
Can the Community Reinvestment Act work better?
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation & the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have announced a proposed rule to update Community Reinvestment Act regulations that have not been substantively modified in nearly 25 years. Among the major changes will be an additional definition of "assessment areas" tied to where deposits are located-ensuring that banks provide loans and other services to low- and moderate-income persons in those areas.as well as a clarification of what qualifies for credit under the CRA, to enable banks & their partners to better implement reinvestment & other activities that can benefit communities. Public comments on the proposal will be accepted for 60 days after its publication in The Federal Register.
Increasing flexibility & accessibility at USDA
USDA's Rural Housing Service has set a January 24th deadline for public comments on its proposal to "update and improve the direct Single-Family Housing loans & grants programs to "increase program flexibility, allow more borrowers to access affordable loans, better align the programs with best practices, & enable the programs to be more responsive to economic conditions and trends." Pro, con or somewhere in between, if you've got views, share them!
Fighting the good fight
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. All told, HUD expects to award up to 90 FHIP grants.
Housing the trafficked
U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Victims of Crime sets February 3rd deadline for state & local governments, Tribes & non-profits to apply for a total of up to $13.5 million in Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking. The anticipated 18 awards of up to $500,000 each may be used to provide transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of a newly developed or existing transitional housing program or short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance & assistance with related expenses." Funded projects "must also include support services designed to enable victims of human trafficking & any dependents to locate &secure permanent housing &find employment."
The U.S. Department of Interior's 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."
Helping the families of those who serve
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sets January 31st deadline for existing grantees to seek renewal funding under its Supportive Services for Veterans Families program.
Seeking an agricultural future?
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.
Oregon Housing & Community Services has set sets January 23rd as deadline for eligible organizations providing down payment & closing cost assistance to apply for total of $8.1 million in down-payment assistance grants.
Looking to partner
Teaming with King County & ARCH - A Regional Coalition for Housing - Sound Transit sets February 25th deadline respond to request for qualified entity & development team to apply for to $14 million to develop transit-oriented affordable housing at Spring District/120th Street area of Bellevue, Washington.
BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
Poll of Portland Oregon voters likely to vote in 11/20 by GBAO Strategies of Washington, D.C. finds that 16 percent want to "enforce anti-camping laws to stop homelessness," says Willamette Week, while "twice as many" more affordable rentals & expanded mental health services...Washington State Housing Finance Commission okays more than $331 million in financing to produce or preserve more than 1,000 units of affordable housing in Kent, Richland, Lynnwood, Seattle & Spokane Valley...Habitat for Humanity Spokane dedicates four more self-help homes in Deer Park, Washington as part of planned 14-unit homeownership community to be called Hope Meadow says KPBX-FM. .Boise Regional REALTORS community foundation for contributing $16,000 to 16 area non-profits including LEAP Charities, CATCH Idaho, Boise Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, NeighborWorks Boise & Habitat for Humanity of Boise says Idaho Press Tribune, Portland, Oregon's City of Portland OR's Smart City PDX initiative launched in 2017 to use technology to reduce pedestrian & traffic injuries & fatalities earns it a Newsweek Momentum Award as one of "world's smartest city" award...In "effort to solve the long-standing homeless problem & address high recidivism at the county jail," says The Herald, Yakima, Washington City reestablishes human services department & names Esther Magasisas director...Hayden Homes of Redmond, Oregon says in 2020 its new Hayden Opportunity Fund will award $150,000 to 3 local governments in Idaho, Oregon & Washington to support "excellent leadership in partnering...to create innovative solutions that spur a new wave of housing availability...National Urban Housing & Economic Community Development "opens door" to townhouse homeownership completing 20 units in northeast Portland priced at none than $295,000, "well below the median sales price of $410,000" in the city says Portland Tribune...
The challenge remains
Fair Housing Council of Oregon in Portland issues report based on testing that finds that from January 2018 to February 2019 rental applicants still "encounter adverse differential treatment on the basis of Source of Income, race, and national origin".
NOTABLE & QUOTABLE
Making a milestone
Bend, Oregon "appears to be chipping away steadily its goal to help facilitate the creation of 3,000 housing units by the end of 2021, with no signs of slowing down soon. This year, the Bend City Council set this goal to address Central Oregon's housing crisis. Since the beginning of the fiscal year in July, that has resulted in 354 units of residential housing, with another 1,300 under construction and about 550 in the permitting stage," - Brenna Viser reporting in The Bend Bulletin, December 24th, 2019.
Road to recovery
"Alaskans are resilient, but the reality is, the road to recovery is not a short one. This federal assistance will go a long way towards meeting continued needs for long-term recovery. We are thankful for the input of Alaskans who worked to develop thoughtful recovery plans & for HUD for recognizing the importance of coming alongside us to meet these needs-helping Alaskans & our communities recover. From day one, we were assured by the administration that Alaskans would have what they need to deal with & recover from what was a devastating earthquake. We are pleased to see that promise being carried out." - A joint statement by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan & Congressman Don Young, all of Alaska, on the award of more than $35 million in HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds in the aftermath of the 2018 Cook Inlet earthquake, December 4, 2019.
WORTH A READ
Ezra Hammer, director of policy and government relations for the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland tells Oregon Business that builders "are forced to build only the most expensive types of housing." Read why.
WORTH A WATCH
Know your rights...and responsibilities
Fair Housing Council of Oregon posts pretty short, but very informative video on how-to's of verifying a request for a Reasonable Accommodation and/or Reasonable Modification under the Fair Housing Act.
WORTH A LISTEN
Getting it right
KNBA-FM looks at overcrowded housing in Alaska's isolated rural communities & examines whether a 2020 Census undercount would make the crisis even worse. "I think it's common in a lot of households, not just in rural Alaska, to have multigenerational homes," says Census representative. "The emphasis I think, should be on essentially ensuring that every resident gets counted that resides in that household."
WORTH A VISIT
Looking to grow jobs & small businesses in the communities you serve? Well, HUD's Section 3 program could be the key. See why.
U.S. Census issues American Community Survey five-year estimates (2014 to 2018)...U.S. Treasury & the IRS have issued final Opportunity Zone rules that, says Secretary Mnuchin will provide "clarity & certain" to investors creating "sustained economic growth in communities that have been left behind"...Speaking of which, Urban Land Institute explores how Opportunity Zone tools can "boost affordability" in hot housing markets...Urban Land Institute takes a look what a lack of housing for farm workers means for food security in the United States...If you missed HUD's December 11th webinar on our Notice of Funding Availability for fiscal year 2019 Project-Based Rental Assistance for Section 811 projects to provide additional supportive housing to very low-income people with disabilities it's now available for viewing on-line.
NOTES TO NOTE
FEMA sets January 31st, 2020 deadline for states & Federally-recognized Tribal gov'ts to apply for $160 million in Flood Mitigation funds to "to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive floods"...ALSO, FEMA sets January 31st. 2020 deadline for states, Federally recognized Tribal governments to apply for total of $250 million in Pre-Disaster Mitigation funds to "reduce overall risk to the population & structures from future hazard events"...HUD has set February 3rd, 2020 deadline for Federally recognized Tribes & Alaska Native villages to apply for a total of $65 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant funds...HUD sets February 10th, 2020 deadline for eligible non-profit organizations to apply for a total of $75 million in capital advance funds under its Section 811 Supportive Housing for Very Low-Income Persons with Disabilitiesprogram...HUD sets December 31st, 2020 deadline to accept "unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities" from academic institutions, units of local governments, Tribes, non-profits & others...White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing sets January 21st deadline for public to submit comments in response to its request for information...Oregon Housing & Community Services has set sets January 23rd as deadline for eligible organizations providing down payment & closing cost assistance to apply for total of $8.1 million in down-payment assistance grants...USDA's Rural Housing Service has set a January 24th deadline for public comments on its proposal to "update and improve the direct Single-Family Housing loans & grants programs...U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sets January 31st deadline for existing grantees to seek renewal funding under its Supportive Services for Veterans Families program...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...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. .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."...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.
Enterprise Community Partners & Wells Fargo host Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge Webinar on Challenge Overview, January 7th, on-line. Visit
HUD hosts first of four Building HOME Webinars, January 15th, on-line. Visit
HUD hosts fiscal year 2019 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Capital Advance) Notice of Funding Availability Webinar, January 15th, on-line. Visit
Enterprise Community Partners & Wells Fargo host Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge Webinar on Challenge Application Review Overview, January 16h, on-line. Visit
Alaska Association of REALTORS hosts Leadership Conference 20/20, January 16th to 20th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit
Oregon Homebuilders Association, Oregon Bankers Association & Oregon Association of REALTORS host Oregon Housing Economic Summit, January 16th, Salem, Oregon. Visit
HUD hosts Webinar on Housing Counseling Webinar: Certification Rule & its Application to Public & Indian Self-Sufficiency & Housing, Housing Choice Voucher Programs, January21st on-line, Visit
HUD hosts second of four Building HOME Webinars, January 22nd, on-line. Visit
Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection hosts North Seattle Home Fair, January 25th, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians hosts 2020 Winter Conference, January 27th to 30th, Portland, Oregon. Visit
HUD Oregon hosts Basics of Fair Housing Workshop, January 29th, Portland, Oregon. Visit
HUD holds the second of four classes under the four-class 2020 Building Home Webinar Series, January 15th, on-line. Visit
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Conquering HUD Multi-Family Compliance Workshop, January 29th to 31st, Salem, Oregon. Visit
HUD holds the third of four classes under the four-class 2020 Building Home Webinar Series, January 22nd, on-line. Visit
Idaho Association of Cities hosts 2020 Water Summit, January 22nd, Boise, Idaho. Visit
Northwest Indian Housing Association hosts its Winter Meeting, January 28th & 29th, Bow, Washington. Visit
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians hosts annual Winter Convention, January 27th to 3oth, Portland, Oregon. Visit
HUD hosts 2020 ConnectHomeUSA - The 2020 Census Webinar on the how-to's of supporting a full, accurate 2020 count, January 28th, on-line. Visit
HUD holds the fourth of four classes under the four-class 2020 Building Home Webinar Series, January 29th, on-line. Visit
Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts HOME, Part 1 Webinar, on-line, January 29th,on-lne Visit
Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection hosts South Seattle Home Fair, February 1st, Seattle, Washington. Visit
Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Self-Monitoring Workshop, February 4th & 5th, Anchorage, Alaska. 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
Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Advanced Workshop, February 12th, Seattle, Washington. 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
Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Preparing for the New REAC & NSPIRE Rules Workshop, February 21st, Salem, Oregon. Visit
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