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

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Identifying regulatory barriers to housing
Saying "for many Americans, access to affordable housing is becoming far too difficult," on June 26th President Donald Trump signed an executive order to establish a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing and named HUD Secretary Carson as chair of the Council. In addition to HUD, the Council will include representatives from the Departments of Treasury, Interior, Agriculture, Labor, Transportation & Energy, EPA, the Office of Management & Budget & the Council of Economic Advisors. It will "work with Federal, State, local, tribal, & private sector leaders to address, reduce, and remove the multitude of overly burdensome regulatory barriers that artificially raise the cost of housing development & help to cause the lack of housing supply." The President, said the Secretary following the signing, "is prescribing a powerful treatment that correctly diagnoses the source of America's affordable housing condition," adding that "removing overly burdensome rules and regulations will reduce housing costs, boost economic growth, & provide more Americans with opportunities for economic mobility."

Stepping-up protection against lead
HUD Secretary Carson joined EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to announce that EPA is establishing tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and windowsills in pre-1978 homes & facilities occupied by children to protect them from the harmful effects of lead exposure. For floors the lead-dust standard is being lowered from 40 micrograms of lead per square foot (µg/ft2) to 10 µg/ft2 & from 250 µg/ft2 to 100 µg/ft2 on windowsills. Lead-contaminated dust from chipped or peeling lead-based paint is one of the most common causes of elevated blood lead levels in children. Infants and children are especially vulnerable to lead paint exposure because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults do, and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. They can be exposed from multiple sources and may experience irreversible and life-long health effects. Lead dust can be generated when lead-based paint deteriorates or is disturbed. The EPA action, the Secretary said, is an "important step forward," said Secretary Carson. "We will look to complement the EPA move by using this new standard to update the lead safety requirements for pre-1978 housing."

They're back
With the arrival of summer, the risk of wildfires increases s exponentially, especially in the Northwest & Alaska. The best protection against them is preparation before they erupt where you live. HUD's prepared state specific Be Prepared! Resource pages for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington. We hope you find them of value.

At the request of Governor Brad Little, President Donald J. Trump declares a major disaster from storms, flooding, landslides & mudslides from April 14th to 17th Federal funding to assist state, county, city & Tribal governments repair or replacement of damaged facilities in Adams, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Valley counties & the Nez Perce Tribe. . .Calling it an "exceptional win," for the "first time ever" .the City of Spokane, Washington's Police Department is "granted receivership to turn five former nuisance homes into affordable housing" says KXLY-TV. . .Based on the success of Hope Village tiny home community in Medford, Oregon, the City of Grants Pass is planning for a similar 10- to 15-unit transitional housing village for the homeless says KTVA-TV. . .After more than a decade of controversy, City of Seattle, Washington Council votes unanimously to go forward with Mayor Durkan's/ plans to build 235 units of affordable rental & homeownership housing at Ft. Lawton, a former U.S. Army post, in city's Magnolia neighborhood & overlooking Puget Sound Crosscut reports. . .City of Boise, Idaho Council votes unanimously, says .Idaho Statesman, to "relax city regulations" on backyard cottages increasing allowable size to 700 square feet & allowing 2 bedrooms per cottage- to expand stock of affordable housing. . .The Northwest African American Museum opens Warren Pope's examination of "the historical & contemporary realities of redlining & displacement" - Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines – to run until September 8th in Seattle, Washington. . .Washington Governor Jay Inslee awards $5.8 million in Economic Security for All grants to help more than 650 families in Connell, Kelso, Spokane & Tacoma get out of poverty. . .The Pacific Companies of Eagle, Idaho, says Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, was the nation's number one developer of affordable housing in 2018, starting 15 projects with 2,501 units. . .Rasmuson Foundation president & CEO Diane Kaplan wins 2019 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy from Grantmakers in Health for leading "Alaska's largest philanthropy dedicated to improving life for Alaskans". . .Pierce County YWCA expects to break ground in July for 55-unit affordable housing complex for victims of domestic violence in Tacoma, Washington says The News Tribune. . .After decades of development that drove long-term residents out of the Alberta neighborhood in north/northeast Portland Oregon, Prosper Portland is "making amends" says Oregon Public Broadcasting, with new Alberta Commons providing "affordable commercial space to local minority-owned businesses". . .Liberty Bank Building & Mt. Baker Village, both in Seattle, Washington, named as finalists for Affordable Housing Finance Magazine's 2019 Readers' Choice Awards.

Helping Tribes & Villages meet their priorities
Twenty-two Federally recognized Tribes & Native Villages in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington have been competitively awarded a total of almost $11.7 million in Indian Community Development Block Grants to assist them in meeting their housing, community & economic development priorities. These grants, said HUD Secretary Carson in announcing the awards, "will generate other investments from public & private sources to create economic opportunities, improve housing conditions & create jobs in Indian country." Established in 1977, eligible ICDBG activities include housing rehabilitation & land acquisition to support new housing construction & under limited circumstances, new housing construction; infrastructure construction, e.g., roads, water and sewer facilities & single- or multi-purpose community buildings; & a wide variety of commercial, industrial, agricultural projects, which may be recipient owned and operated or which may be owned and/or operated by a third party. This year's awardees include:






Arctic Village

Arctic Village



Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc




Hydaburg Cooperative Association




Igiugig Village




Ketchikan Indian Corporation




Kokhanok Village




Metlakatla Housing Authority




Native Village of Kwigillingok




Native Village of Nanwalek




Organized Village of Saxman




Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council




Petersburg Indian Association




Village of Venetie




Yakutat Tlingit Tribe








Fort Hall Housing Authority




Nez Perce Tribe







Burns Paiute Tribe




Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon

Grand Ronde







Kalispel Tribe of Indians




Lummi Nation Housing Authority




Spokane Indian Housing Authority




Yakama Nation Housing Authority







How best to expand HUD's Tribal Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program?
HUD's Office of Native American Programs wants to hear from you. It's in the process of expanding its HUD Tribal Veterans Affairs Supportive Program which, at present, is enabling 26 Tribal housing authorities to provide rent subsidies to members who are or are at risk of homelessness. Consistent with HUD's government-to-government consultation policy with Federally recognized Tribes & Villages, Deputy Assistant Secretary Heidi Frechette has sent a letter to Tribal leaders asking for their thoughts & ideas on a series of questions about the what's & why's of moving forward to expand. If you've got views, please send them to tribalHUDVASH@hud.gov. And, in advance, thanks for your input.

Well of course you do. So, let me be a bit more precise. As you're probably aware, the 2019 Washington Affordable Housing Conference will take place from September 30th to October 2nd in Spokane, Washington. It's a great conference, setting attendance records every year. And, yes, you can register to attend now. What makes the conference especially great is its annual presentation of Friend of Housing Awards to folks from Washington state who've gone the extra mile, climbed the highest mountain, tamed the wildest animal or come up with the world's best recipe for spaghetti all for the cause of expanding & preserving Washington's affordable housing stock. And if you're receiving this e-letter you for sure have a friend who is a Friend of Housing. So, why don't nominate them for a 2019 Friend of Housing Award. The deadline is July 12th. So, do it today and we'll make a promise – no winner will have to share their recipe for spaghetti.

U.S. Economic Development Administration designates Opportunity Zones created by 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act as Investment Priority, to "significantly increase. . .number of catalytic Opportunity Zone-related projects that EDA can fund to spur greater public investment in" Zones. . .RurALCAP self-help housing program is ready & set to go forward building 8 affordable, Arctic-sustainable homes in Nome, Alaska, says KNOM-FM, but is seeking help finding suitable sites. . .Committed to closing the state's affordable housing gap "one apartment at a time," Washington State Housing Finance Commission okays $190 million in financing to preserve or produce 773 affordable housing units in Mill Creek, Monroe, Orcas Island & Seattle. . .USDA awards funding for technical assistance on long-term economic development strategies to organizations serving Canyon & Owyhee counties in Idaho, the, cities of Cottage Grove, Hines & Baker City in Oregon & Clallam, Jefferson & Pend Oreille counties in Washington State. . .KBND Radio says City of Redmond, Oregon appears ready to sell 2-acre parcel north of downtown for development of 48 units of affordable housing. . .City officials in Athol, Idaho tell The Coeur d'Alene Press that a $500,000 Idaho CDBG grant wouldn't have been awarded for a water system upgrade if city voters hadn't approved a bond issue & without the two the city's water system would "collapse" if the fire department "would collapse if A.F.D. "ran all the nozzles at the same time". . .City of Spokane, Washington pilot response team to speed clearing & clean-up of illegal homeless encampments & referring campers to available resources, reports KREM-TV, already has cut response time to complaints about campers on public lands within city limits from 13 to just 4 days. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services'  Housing Stability Council allocates $44m to Home Forward & East Group Ltd. to acquire & upgrade 85 Stories Group 6 scattered-site project, preserving 315 affordable homes for Multnomah County families at or below 60 percent of area median income. . .City of Nampa, Idaho & Nampa Housing Authority celebrate opening of 50-unit Mercy Creek affordable housing complex for the elderly that was built on the site of an affordable complex destroyed by fire in 2016 says KTVB-TV.

Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Opens in Anchorage
Beginning July 1st the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is accepting applications from eligible households to be placed on its waiting list for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for use in privately-owned rental housing in Anchorage Alaska. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2019. To be eligible, a family of four can earn up to $52,450 – 50 percent of area median income – and will pay 28.5 percent of their gross income to rent in their first year of the program. The share of income applied to rent will increase over the next four years of tenancy. Applications received will be randomized & a lottery will be held to determine an applicant's placement on the list. After July 31st, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation does not expect to open its to new applications for 18 to 24 months.

Meeting Tribal housing needs
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. The funds assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to develop comprehensive programs to identify and remediate housing issues that contribute to health and safety issues in urban, tribal communities. Funding can be used to identify & remediate healthy home hazards in privately-owned, low-income rental or ownership units, especially where children or the elderly. Up to 12 grants are expected to be awarded.

Getting the lead out
HUD has also set an August 9th deadline for state, local & Tribal governments & others to apply for a record $324 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Program grants to "maximize the number of children under the age of six years protected from lead poisoning by assisting grantees in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify & control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned target housing." Up to 70, 5-year grants of between $1 & 9.1 million each are expected to be awarded. This year, HUD has added a category of cities and counties that have "high impact neighborhoods" with high concentrations of both pre-1940 housing, low-income families, & high rates of young children with elevated blood lead levels. "Your home is a haven from the outside world," HUD Secretary Carson said in announcing the funding opportunity. "You shouldn't be worried about the hidden dangers that could affect you and your family,"( Watch an extended version of the Secretary's remarks).

Are there better ways?
HUD has set a July 11th deadline for a wide range of organizations to apply for total of $7 million for up to 11 Lead & Healthy Homes Technical Studies grants ranging from $300,000 to $1 million each to "improve existing methods for detecting & controlling key housing-related health & safety hazards; to develop new methods to detect and control these hazards; & to improve our knowledge of these key housing-related health & safety hazards."

Helping kids, helping communities
The U.S. Department of Labor's Economic Development Administration has set an August 6th deadline for non-profit organizations, educational institutions, state or local housing development agencies, certain Native American organizations, workforce development agencies, community action agencies to apply for $85 million in YouthBuild funding. The program offers an opportunity for at-risk young people to complete their high school education while learning construction skills generally by expanding a community's affordable housing stock. Up to 75 grants of between $700,000 & $1.5 million are expected to be awarded. YouthBuild was initially a HUD program, but was transferred to the Labor Department. It's estimated that since 1994, more than 19,000 homes have been built by 92,000 YouthBuild students.

Expanding the stock
The Washington State Department of Commerce has set a September 18th deadline to submit step 2 applications for $92.5 million Washington Housing Trust Fund, HOME Investment Partnership & National Housing Trust Fund funding from HUD to "create new affordable housing" or to "undertake activities resulting in an increase" in the state's affordable housing stock. Funding for renovations or rehabilitation are not available under this funding availability. In appropriating the funds, the Legislature did establish a 1:1 match requirement.

Upgrading smaller communities
On July 1st, Business Oregon began accepting applications from eligible cities & towns for Community Development Block grant funding. All applications are due by September 30th. A Webcast outlining application requirements is available for viewing but requires advance registration to do so.

With "Oregon families are facing unprecedented housing need," Oregon Housing & Community Services' Margaret Salazar says 2019 session of Oregon Legislature appropriate "record $336.5 million to address needs across the housing spectrum – from homelessness to stable rental housing to homeownership". . .Nine communities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington win almost $4.6 million in EPA Brownfields grants to "transform contaminated sites into community assets that," says Administrator Andrew Wheeler & "create jobs & jumpstart economic development" & "improve public health". . .Telling The Sequim Gazette it's a "golden opportunity to see the new facility & see how this can help our community," Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe opens new, 6000 square foot, $2.6 million Public Safety & Justice Center funded, in part, by HUD Indian Community Development Block Grant funds, in Blym, Washington. . .City of Bremerton & Kitsap County, Washington agree to retain ECONorthwest for countywide analysis of affordable housing to determine the "gap between available affordable housing and needed units". . .St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County unveils plans for 52 more units of affordable housing in Eugene, Oregon says KVAL-TV. . .Survey by Homes.com finds that 86 percent of GenXers want to someday, somehow own a home says National Mortgage Professional Magazine. . .All Home, City of Seattle & King County kick-off End Youth Homelessness to insure all young 18 to 24 in county have access to safe, stable housing by June 2021 says KING-TV. . .Olympia, Washington City Council begins making decisions on first affordable housing projects to receive total of $1.3 million from city's Home Fund created, says The Olympian, last year when voters passed increase in sales tax. . .City of. Nam pa, Idaho installs new playground equipment in two city parks thanks to HUD Community Development Block Grant funds says KIVI-TV. . .Bellwether Housing of Seattle, says Planetizen, launches first crowdsourced affordable housing fund in the country. . .Community Council "deep dive" into Walla Walla, Washington housing market, repots Union Bulletin, finds that more than 40 percent of renters & homeowners "spend a disproportionate amount of their income to cover their monthly leases & mortgages". . .Idaho Department of Commerce reports that City of Nezperce completes CDBG-funded construction of 5-bay emergency services facility & City of Grangeville completes CDBG-funded construction Kids Klub. . .Fulfilling a pledge she made in her State-of-the-City address last February, Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan tells Capitol Hill Times that 1,500 low-income Seattle Housing Authority residents will receive free ORCA Opportunity cards allowing them "unlimited" use of the city's transit system.

The National Low-Income Housing Coalition's 30th anniversary Out of Reach report is out & as in years past the news is not very good. Earning the state's minimum wage, it estimates, an Alaskan must work 78 hours a week to afford "a modest one-bedroom apartment" renting at Fair Market Rent. In Idaho & Oregon it's 67 hours. And in Washington it takes 75 hours. Nationwide it requires 103 hours – or two-and-half 40-a-week jobs. "Nearly every U.S. county," it concludes, "lacks an adequate supply of affordable & available homes for low-income renters."

Buckle up!
Planning a road trip anytime soon? Well, you might be interested to know that, according to Allstate America, Boise, Idaho is second only to Brownsville, Texas as the safest of 200 American cities in which to drive. Anchorage, Alaska ranks 27th safest, Eugene, Oregon 34th, Spokane, Washington 87th, Salem, Oregon 102nd, Vancouver Washington 114th, Bellevue, Washington 132nd, Tacoma, Washington 149th, Seattle, Washington 155th & Portland, Oregon 181st, So what's in last place & least-safe driving city? Baltimore, Maryland.

A dream deferred
In June Unison released its 2019 Housing Affordability Report. The news isn't so great for American families trying to assemble a 20 percent down-payment to obtain a conventional mortgage. Nationally, it takes a family at median income 14 years to assemble a 20 percent down payment. It takes even longer in "hot" housing like Portland, Oregon where it takes 23 years & Seattle where it takes 27. CityLab tries to make sense of the what's & whys behind the numbers.

Can cutting carrots cut homelessness?
". . .With no income and without a home, (Todd) McGee found himself drifting. "It was like a washing machine out of balance," he said. "I couldn't keep those plates anymore; everything just started falling apart." All he could focus on was finding food and a place to stay for the night. "It's exhausting," he said. About seven weeks ago, McGee joined FareStart's Adult Culinary Program. He's training to be a prep cook. He said through the program, he's learning more than kitchen skills. "I've been learning really how to focus on a task and not be distracted by other students and thoughts from the past," he said. . ." -- This Seattle Culinary Program Helps People Get Out Of Homelessness, KUOW-FM, June 26, 2019.

Is kindness contagious?
"We're just so pleased, It's the first time we've done this. We've got maybe 600, 700 people around town. We hoped 200 or 300 would be a good number. But it looks like we're going to double or more than double that." Boise's "going to change in ways, but if we can keep that (kindness), & even make it better, and for my daughter & for her children, things are in good shape," -- Boise Mayor David Bieter on city's first-ever celebration of Boise Kind Day, The Idaho Statesman, June 22, 2019.

Fighting fire with fire
A recent study by U.S. Forest Service researchers has "confirmed that naturally occurring wildland fire helps create fire-resilient landscapes that limit the start and spread of subsequent fires."

Is the grass greener?
Among renters, finds Zillow Research, "45 percent regret renting rather than buying — more than five times the share of homeowners (8 percent) who regret buying instead of renting."

"It's more than a department store, it's a frame of mind, it's a way to beat the winter doldrums. There are no replacements or replicas in Anchorage." -- Diana Maioriello on her reaction to the announcement that Nordstrom's would close its last store in Alaska, The Anchorage Daily News, June 27, 2019.

. . .HUD publishes fiscal year 2019 income limits for CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS, Neighborhood Stabilization Program & the National Housing Trust Fund, all effective June 28th. . .Based on four years of data, National Association of REALTORS releases its "first ever" Profile of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Buyers & Sellers in the nation's homebuying market rate Bank of San Francisco publishes Climate Adaptation Investment & the Community Reinvestment Act. . .Unison 2019 Home Affordability Report looks at how long it takes some at area median income to save enough for a 20 percent as in "conventional" down payment on a house. . .Affordable Housing Finance magazine features Q & A with Oregon Housing & Community Services Margaret Salazar. . .Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies releases The State of the Nation's Housing 2019 finding that "housing production still falls short of what is needed, which is keeping pressure on house prices & rents and eroding affordability". . .Archived Webcast of HUD's June 20th panel discussion on Opportunity Zones & HUD now on-line. . .Portland State University issues study on the importance of self-esteem in helping homeless young people 18 to 24 .get their lives back on track. . .LISC, Ford Foundation & Council of Development Finance Agencies publish the Navigating Opportunity Zones Playbook . Navigating the Opportunity Zones playbook to on achieving "double bottom line: fueling inclusive local economies. . .that benefit the people who live and work there & providing a solid return to investors". . .If you're a bit confused about the laws affecting housing policies that were enacted in the last session of the Washington State Legislature, Will James of KNKX recently provided concise, but comprehensive summary of changes.

HUD sets July 1st for HUD-approved housing counseling agencies & eligible state housing finance agencies to apply for $43 million in Comprehensive Housing Counseling program funds. . .USDA sets July 8th deadline for state, county, local & Tribal governments, noon-profits & Tribal organizations to apply for up to 160 Rural Housing Preservation grants. . .HUD sets July 11th to apply for a total of $7 million in Lead Technical Studies grants. . .Washington State Housing Finance sets July 12th deadline to submit nominations for Hoousing Washington's 2019 Friend of Housing Awards. . .USDA sets July 12th deadline to apply for 100 percent loan under ReConnect program. . .Housing Oregon sets July 8th deadline to submit nominations for its 2019 awards gala in September. . Economic Development Administration sets August 6th deadline to apply for YouthBuild grants of up to $1.5 million. . .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 Grant s 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. . .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". . .Washington State Department of Commerce has set a September 18th deadline to apply for $92.5 million Washington Housing Trust Fund, HOME Investment Partnership & National Housing Trust Fund funding from HUD to "create new affordable housing.". . .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. . .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.

RurALCAP hosts 36th annual Rural Providers Conference, July 8th to 12th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Northwest Community Development Institute convenes for its 2019 session, July 8th to 12th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

HUD hosts Webinar on its recently announced Notice of Funding Availability for 2019 Lead Hazard Reduction grants, July 9th, on-line. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals workshop, July 9th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report Training, July 9th & 10th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

RCAC hosts Core Competencies for HUD Certification workshop, July 9th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Oregon Housing & Community Services hosts 3rd annual Veterans Convening, July 10th, Independence, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts two workshops on Advanced Reasonable Accommodations & Eviction Prevention Techniques, July 10th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit 

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Advanced Tax Credits workshop, July 10th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Webinar on new regulations under the Violence Against Women Act, July 10th, on-line. Visit

HUD Alaska hosts Fair Labor Standards & Davis-Bacon Workshop for Contractors, July 11th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

Cold Climate Housing Research Center opens for public tours, July 11th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts workshop on Hoarding & Housing: Setting Up for Success, July 11th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit

HUD Alaska hosts Fair Labor Standards & Davis-Bacon workshop for local governments & managers of CDBG, HOME & Public & Indian Housing programs, July 11th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

RCAC hosts RD Apply workshop, July 16th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Hope Community Resources & ARC of Anchorage host 2019 Disability Pride Day, July 21st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

RCAC hosts Safe Drinking Water Act workshop, July 25th, Keizer, Oregon. Visit

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians hosts 2019 Tribes & First Nations Climate Change Summit, July 30th & 31st, Airway Heights, Washington. Visit

Oregon Housing & Community Services hosts 3rd annual Veterans Convening "to build off of strategies & best practices to end Veteran homelessness," July 30th, Independence, Oregon. 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

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

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 working 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

RCAC hosts Private Well Assessment and Outreach Workshop, August 29th, Twin Falls, Idaho. Visit

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