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Northwest HUDLines
June 2018
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
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National Homeownership Month

A PROCLAMATION
May 31, 2018
"During National Homeownership Month, we affirm the joy and benefits of homeownership. For millions of Americans, owning a home is an important step toward financial security and achieving the American Dream. My Administration is committed to fostering an economic environment in which every family has the opportunity to enjoy the sense of pride and stability that can come with owning a home. Our Nation's economy is experiencing tremendous growth. I signed into law historic tax reform that cut taxes for middle class Americans and small businesses. My Administration has also slashed unnecessary and burdensome regulations that stunted economic growth. As a result of these actions, Americans are keeping more of their hard-earned paychecks, unemployment rates are at historic lows, and more Americans are entering the workforce. Consequently, owning a home is becoming more attainable for many Americans. Numerous benefits are associated with homeownership. Owning a home gives Americans, a place to call their own, and a place of comfort and safety where they can raise their families. Homeowners also support local businesses, have a strong vested interest in their communities, and foster bonds of friendship with others who live and work in their neighborhoods. A home is more than a place to live — it is also an investment in family, in community, and in the long-term prosperity of our great country. This month, we celebrate those Americans whose success and determination have helped make them homeowners. Their dedication to their families and communities, and to achieving a brighter and more secure future, is an inspiration to each person who is pursuing their own American Dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2018 as National Homeownership Month. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second." President Donald J. Trump, The White House

WELCOME HOME
Senate confirms Brian Montgomery's nomination
Our celebration of National Homeownership Month is made more special by the news late last month that the U.S. Senate had confirmed, by a vote of 74 to 23, President Trump's nomination of Brian Montgomery as U.S. Senate votes 74 to 23 to confirm Brian Montgomery, President Trump's nominee to serve as HUD's Assistant Secretary for Housing & Administrator of FHA, the Federal Housing FHA Administrator. This is his second tour in this capacity, having served in the post during the Presidency of George W. Bush & for five months during that of President Barack Obama. He also has served as HUD's Acting Secretary during the transition between those two new Administrations. Simply put, Assistant Secretary Montgomery knows the territory. "We are excited to welcome him back to the Agency," said HUD Secretary Carson. "FHA's work is critical to HUD's mission of advancing sustainable homeownership opportunities and quality affordable housing for all Americans. Brian understands this better than anyone and will be ready on day one to address the challenges of today's housing market."

BRIEF BRIEFS
Governor Jay "Butch" Otter of Idaho announces award of $7.1 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to 16 counties & cities to support water & waste system upgrades, downtown revitalization, health care, senior center & public safety projects prioritized by communities. . .Building Changes awards $3.2 million in 3-year Washington Youth & Families Fund grants to Serenity House of Clallam County, The Coffee Oasis in Kitsap County, the REACH Center in Pierce County, the Council for the Homeless in Clark County & Catholic Charities of Spokane, Washington to support their "innovative solutions" to putting "more young people & families on the path from homelessness to stable housing". . .Anchorage Assembly votes unanimously, reports Chugiak-Eagle River Star, in favor of resolution endorsing project first proposed in 2009 to build Vet's Village to house "as many as 100 homeless veterans" in Eagle River if funding is secure. . .Idaho Press says Nampa City Council okays $128,000 in HUD Community Development Block Grant fund to buy land to extend Stoddard Pathway along old rail line. . .Old, empty Joyce Hotel in Portland, Oregon's West End gets new life as Housing Bureau "kickstarts" its transformation into up to 69 units of affordable, single-room occupancy housing. . .Coalition of non-profits opens registration for October 15th Oregon Housing Conference on supportive housing for people with mental illness & addiction. . .With more than 2,700 HUD-funded "self-help" homes already under its belt, HUD awards an additional $1.5 million in "sweat equity" homeownership funds to Community Frameworks of Spokane & Bremerton, Washington to help families in Idaho, Oregon, Washington & Montana "roll-up their sleeves" & build the home of their dreams. . .Cities of Sequim, Kenmore, Walla Walla, Lakewood & Friday Harbor win 2018 Washington Association of Washington Cities Municipal Excellence Awards. . .Again this year, reports KNOM-FM, Bering Straits, Alaska Regional Housing Authority offering grants of up to $10k to each of the 17 Tribes it represents to fund crime & drug prevention programs for young people. . .The Meyer Memorial Trust of Portland, Oregon announces almost $2.6 million in grants to some 55 organizations, including $773,000 Housing Opportunities awards to 12 affordable housing organizations. . .The cities of Firth, in Idaho & Newport & South Bend in Washington among 81 projects in 35 states awarded USDA loans & grants to upgrade water & waste management infrastructures. . .Affordable housing "goes big" – really BIG - in Seattle, Washington as Bellwether Housing & Plymouth Housing announce they're moving forward with 300-unit affordable housing development, the largest in the city's history on First Hill parcel donated by Sound Transit reports The Capitol Hill Seattle blog. . .Some 58 percent of respondents to the City of Boise, Idaho's annual citizen survey, reports Idaho Statesman, would vote for a two-year property tax levy to support affordable housing.

HEALTHY-BRATION!
Healthy homes=healthy families=a healthy America
June is National Healthy Homes Month, that was kicked-off by HUD Secretary Carson at a conference at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he launched a Protect our Kids! Initiative - a Department-wide enforcement campaign to get landlords and sellers of older homes to fulfill their responsibilities to disclose lead-based paint hazards in their properties. The campaign will also work on ensuring that all federally assisted homes are lead-safe. It's an effort that's long been the focus of HUD's Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control & long a cause near & dear to Secretary Carson who, during his time as a surgeon at Johns Hopkins, spent hundreds of hours of his free time working in east Baltimore, working to make its homes and, as a result, its families healthier. "While lead poisoning is entirely preventable, we continue to see far too many children being exposed to lead hazards in their own homes," he said at the National Healthy Homes Month kick-off. "All of us have a responsibility to protect kids, and that includes those who rent or sell older homes that may contain potentially harmful lead." We hope you'll join us in meeting that responsibility.

! ! ! NEWS ALERT ! ! !
HUD posts fiscal year 2018 rent limits for the HOME Investment Partnership & National Housing Trust Fund. They are effective June 1, 2018.

! ! ! ALERT TWO ! ! !
HUD posts loan limits for Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program that took effect May 1st.

HOW MUCH WENT WHERE?
Following the money
Interested in knowing where – and how much – HUD Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant, National Housing Trust Fund & Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS/HIV dollars from HUD went in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington in Federal fiscal year 2018 (October 1st, 2017 to September 30th, 2018)? Point, click & see for yourself at here

GOT VIEWS?
"HUD remains committed to making sure housing-related policies and practices treat people fairly," HUD Secretary Carson has announced that the Department will formally seek the public's comment on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case of Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. HUD's Disparate Impact Regulation establishes a framework for establishing legal liability for racially neutral practices that have discriminatory effects on classes of persons protected under the Fair Housing Act. HUD shortly will seek public comment on whether that regulation is consistent with the Court's 2015 decision.

GOT SITES?
Brownfield scars to greenfield communities
At the request of the Washington State Legislature, beginning June 1st, the Healthy Housing Remediation Program launched by the Toxic Clean-Up Program of the Washington State Department of Ecology & the Housing Trust Fund of the Washington Department of Commerce will begin asking nonprofit organizations to identify hazardous waste sites that, after clean-up & remediation, would be suitable for affordable housing. The list that results from the solicitation will be submitted to the Legislation for funding consideration during its 2019 Session. For more, contact the Department of Ecology's Scott O'Dowd at (360) 407-7195 or Scott.odowd@ecy.wa.gov or the Department of Commerce's Tina Hochwender at (360) 725-3087 or Tina.hochwender@commerce.wa.gov

BRIEF BRIEFS TOO

HUD awards $48.8 million in capital funds to upgrade & preserve public housing owned by 47 housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington. . .Alaska Governor Bill Walker issues order to expand "the duties of the Council to coordinate services & resources across state agencies to implement Alaska's Plan to End Long Term Homelessness, focusing on housing stability, increased employment and income, & meeting the needs of specific homeless sub-populations". . The first Tribe to launch a HUD Tribal VASH rent subsidy program for veterans, at risk of homelessness Yakama Nation celebrates new Yakama Warriors Association Veterans Center in Toppenish, Washington says KNDO-TV. . .Cities of Twisp, Ellensburg, Kennewick, Renton, Kent & Spokane & Skagit County & Quinault Indian Nation win 2018 Washington Smart Communities Awards. . .Oregon State Treasury issues $40 million in first-ever "sustainability bonds" to support affordable housing construction statewide, says Oregon Business, three times more subscriptions from investors than there were bonds to buy. . .Seattle City Council votes 9-0, reports The Seattle Times, to okay- & Mayor Durkan signs - "head tax" of $275 per year per employee at city's almost 600 largest employers to fund services & housing for homeless w/ "sunset" in 5 years. . .With $500,000 from HUD, says Peninsula Daily News, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe & Clallam County "two-way partnership" will "open the doors" to new $2 million justice center by year's end. . .Low Income Housing Alliance & Vulcan Inc. unveil plans to build 30-unit "tiny house" village in Yesler neighborhood of downtown Seattle, Washington, reports Puget Sound Business Journal. . .Non-profit The Coffee Oasis to open supportive housing for victims of sex trafficking in Kitsap County, Washington says The Sun. . .in undisclosed location in Kitsap County, Washington. . .Bridge Meadows, New Avenues for Youth and the City of Portland's Housing Bureau celebrate opening of Dorothy Lemelson House providing 15 units of ".trauma-informed affordable housing" for at-risk young people in foster care. . .City of Tacoma, Washington to launch "streamlined" & "more agile" single-family permitting process effective June 1st. . .The "hardest-to-house among Anchorage's homeless community" – an estimated 330 people -- "each cost the public about $48,000 each year as they cycle through jail cells, shelters, illegal camps & emergency rooms, a new study shows," reports Anchorage Daily News. . .Housing Works, central Oregon's housing authority, announces appointment of former Cupertino, California city manager David Brandt to succeed Thomas Kempner who retired in March as chief executive officer beginning in July says Bend Bulletin. . .Anacortes, Washington Family Center breaks ground for 20 units of affordable housing for families, says go.anacortes, "the final piece" of the nonprofit's campus that already has emergency shelter & transitional housing.

NOFA-TUNITY
Making our homes healthier
HUD has set a June 13th deadline for local governments, Tribes, nonprofits, public housing authorities, independent school & special districts, public & private & institutions of higher education & for-profit & small businesses to apply for up to 11 grants under its Lead Technical Studies & Healthy Homes Technical Studies program. The grants are expected to range from $300,000 to up to $700,000 for the lead hazard & up to $1 million for the healthy homes grants. The lead hazard studies grants are intended "to gain knowledge to improve the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of methods for evaluation and control of residential lead-based paint hazards" while healthy homes studies grants are intended "to advance the recognition and control of priority residential health & safety hazards and more closely examine the link between housing & health.". HUD is "especially interested" in studies that "advance our knowledge on priority healthy homes issues by addressing important gaps in the science related to the accurate and efficient identification of hazards & the implementation of cost effective hazard mitigation. Cost sharing & matches are not expected of recipients.

NOFA-TWO-NITY
HUD to select five more Choices Neighborhoods Implementation grantees
HUD has set a September 17th deadline for local governments, Tribe, public housing authorities, nonprofits & others to apply for Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grants Some $145 million is available in this year's competition, but no grant may exceed $30 million. The program's funding is intended to leverage "significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation."

NOFA-THREE-NITY
YouthBuild competition opens
The Employment & Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor has set a September 18th deadline for public & private non-profit agencies, workforce development boards, educational institutions, community action agencies, a state or local housing development agency & others to apply for YouthBuild grants to help disadvantaged & educationally at-risk young people learn construction skills building homes while completing their educations. A total of $85 million is available & the Department expects to award up to 85 grants, ranging from $750,000 to $1.1 million each. The Department expects to serve 5,250 young people ages Grant recipients are expected to provide a 25 percent match using non-Federal funds.

NO-FOUR-TUNITY
Special purpose housing funds available in Alaska
The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has set a June 22nd registration deadline & an October 5th application deadline for a Special Purpose GOAL – Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living – funding opportunity intended to "expand long term supportive housing for Alaskans who have few, if any, housing options due to chronic homelessness, disability and/or histories that present barriers to accessing mainstream housing." Funded projects are not intended to provide treatment facilities or correctional facilities but "long term supportive housing that includes an occupancy agreement." The Corporation's GOAL funds are available in collaboration with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority & the Municipality of Anchorage & is in part made possible by HUD Section 811 supportive housing for very low-income persons with disabilities & National Housing Trust Fund.

NO-FIVE-TUNITY
The National Endowment for the Arts has set an August 9th deadline for local governments, Tribes, nonprofits, independent school & special districts & institutions of higher education to apply for grants of up to $200,000 under the Endowment's Our Town creative placemaking program. The program support placemaking or knowledge building projects that "integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes." A wide range of activities are eligible including art festivals & artist-in-residence programs, arts festivals, performance & public art, the design of cultural facilities. Recipients are expected to provide a match equal to the amount of the grant award.

BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announces Future Ready Oregon pilot projects in five rural communities – Donald, Pacific City, Warm Springs, & Harney & Lincoln counties – in which her Regional Solutions Team & Oregon Housing & Community Services have identified actions to insure affordable homes for 115 families & help growing communities meet their workforce needs. . .Prompted in part by a King County, Washington Auditor's report, County Executive Dow Constantine & Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan sign memorandum of understanding to "increase the effectiveness, reach, & efficiency" of allocation & delivery in $114 million a year on services to the homeless says Seattle Times. . .Thanks to "surreal" effort by Raul Marquez, a student the Salem-Keizer, Oregon McKay High School who raised "over $400k" in donations, United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley buys house & converts it to10-bed shelter for homeless youth 11 to 17 says KPTV-TV. . .Some 600 homeless & housing advocates, reports The Yakima Herald, attend Washington Low Income Housing Alliances annual conference on ending homelessness in Yakima, Washington. . .Tacoma, Washington Department of Public Works' rehabilitation of 80-year-old Tacoma Avenue South Bridge takes prize as American Public Works Association's project of the year. . .Medford, Oregon's non-profit Forever Homes "Vehicles for Change" isn't junking old school buses, but converting them at a cost of $15,000 to $18,000, says KOBI-TV, into homes for the homeless. . .Washington Department of Commerce's Community Economic Revitalization Board awards total of $2.25 in grants & low-interest loans to Adams, Grant, Mason, Skamania & Walla Walla counties to help them plan their economic futures. . .Alaska Forum & King County & city of Tacoma, Washington each win $200,000 EPA Environmental Workforce Development &Job Training grants that will train a total of 168 & help them complete three state environmental workforce certifications. . .Business Oregon announces that its Oregon Growth Fund will partner with new non-profit – XX Celebration – to get "existing gender disparities in access to capital by offering loans to women-owned businesses". . .New $10.4 million Tri-City Union Gospel Mission in Pasco, Washington won't just be "a place to stay overnight," says Tri-City Herald, but also gives them "a place to beat addiction, to get back on their feet, to change their lives". . .Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau "kickstarts" transformation of Joyce Hotel in city's West End neighborhood into an expected 69 units of affordable, single-room occupancy housing says Oregon Business. . .Seattle, Washington Symphony composer-in-residence Alexandra Gardner, says Seattle Times, collaborates with young peoplefrom New Horizons shelter to create score performed by Symphony at Seattle Art Museum. . .Thanks to $720,000 from Oregon Housing & Community Services, Medford, Oregon City Council is considering purchasing & refurbishing up to 3 foreclosed homes requiring that they remain in city's affordable stock for at least 15 years says KTVI-TV.

FACT-ASTIC
In May, the Salvation Army celebrated its 120th year of service to the people of Alaska. Reports the Anchorage Daily News . It's a celebration well-deserved, a celebration well-earned. Consider the services it provided in just one year, 2017 - 71,000 bed/nights of shelter. 35,000 toys & gifts to children. 10,000 clothing items. 410,000 meals. May it be around to celebrate its 240th.

NOT-SO-FACT-ASTIC
"About 26,000 Alaska children" – or 36 percent of the state's children – "live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level. . .One fifth of Alaska children lived in homes without enough food this past year (38,000 children). . .A third of children lived in households with a high housing cost burden (58,000 children). . .Approximately 11,000 children live in families with incomes less than $12,000 a year." – 2018 Kids Count Economic Well-Being by the Alaska Children's Trust.

QUOTEWORTHY
Words from the wiser
"People rightfully say: we are and must be a better city than this. Thousands of people are living outside of our system and unsheltered. We all see some of the worst imaginable conditions – people are living among rats, needles, human waste, and garbage. And every three days, someone without a home dies in this City. We must act to move people off the streets and into safer, more stable places where they can more easily access the services they need." – Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan announcing plans funded by the sale of ity property for a 25 percent expansion of city's shelter capacity over next 90 days to serve additional 522 people each night, May 30, 2018.

QUOTE TO NOTE
Congratulations are to Cook Inlet Housing Authority and Weidner Apartments for their joint effort to provide housing and support for some of Anchorage's homeless. It's a small but important step forward between public and private partnership that perhaps other landlords in Anchorage will take to heart. It's similar in intent to the Section 8 housing voucher system that allows qualified renters to integrate into market housing through a federal subsidy program managed by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. The integration of lower income and homeless into market housing allows for many social benefits and creates an opportunity for upward social mobility not available in "projects." This new program also recognizes the need for other than monetary assistance when it comes to socially integrating mixed income tenants, including job training and internship opportunities. It's a significant partnership and should be applauded for its commitment to the community to help take some homeless out of camps and off street corners. . ." -- Connie Yoshimura is the Broker/Owner of Dwell Realty, "Inside Real Estate: Landlords' housing for homeless a positive in spendy market," Alaska Journal of Commerce, May 9th, 2018

WORTH A READ
A homebuilder's view
It's National Homeownership Month. For maybe it might be of value to those of us in the housing sector to get into the head of one of the folks who builds the homes that people buy. Meet Corey Barton of Boise, Idaho. Early on he dreamed of racing motorcycles but, given all the bumps & bruises, slides & spills associated that craft, he realized he couldn't afford. that. Inspired by his mom & a story about a man who built a house a day, ultimately, he became a homebuilder & now is the nation's 47th- & Idaho's largest homebuilder. All of which he talks about in great and, frankly, fascinating detail in lengthy interview with John Sowell of The Idaho Statesman

JUST PUBLISHED
The White House issues Executive Order signed by President Trump on the Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative. . .Housing Assistance Council issues report on Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Mortgage Finance in Indian Country. . .United Way of Skagit County survey reports that in 2016, says go.skagit.com, "percent of Skagit County households could not afford basic living costs". . .National Fair Housing Alliance study, reports Inman news, finds that 57 percent of fair housing discrimination complaints in 2017 were based on disability, 19 percent on race, 9 percent on family status, 6.8 percent on national origin & 6.7 percent on gender, 1.5 percent on color & 1.3 percent on religion. .Though "originally intended to be helpful to local governments in meeting their obligations under the Fair Housing Act to 'affirmatively further fair housing," HUD has withdrawn its Local Government Assessment Tool after months of technical evaluation found it "confusing, difficult to use, and frequently produced unacceptable assessments" . . FHA posts Mortgagee Letter 2018-04 concerning Annual Revisions to Base City High Cost Percentage, High Cost Area and Per Unit Substantial Rehabilitation Threshold for 2018 for FHA-insured multifamily mortgages.

NOTES TO NOTE
HUD sets June 4th deadline to apply for the position of Field Office Director in its Miami, Florida office. . .Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sets June 4th deadline for public to submit comments on its public reporting of consumer complaints. . .USDA Rural Utilities Service sets June 4th deadline to apply for Distance Learning & Telemedicine grants of up to $500,000 each. . .HUD sets June 12th deadline for public housing authorities, local governments, Tribal entities & nonprofits to apply for up to 6 grants of no more than $1.3 million each under its Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. . .HUD sets June 13the deadline to apply for some $7 million in Lead Hazard & Healthy Homes Technical Studies grants. . .Due to "inadvertent error" the Federal Housing Finance Agency extends deadline for submitting comments on its proposed rule governing Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program until to June 12th HUD sets June 18th deadline for public housing authorities to apply for a total of $100 million in Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers. . .Alaska Housing Finance Corporation sets June 22nd deadline to register for 2018 Special Purpose GOAL funding competition. . .HUD & Veterans Affairs sets June 25th deadline for eligible nonprofits to apply for a total of $13.7 million in their Veterans Housing Rehabilitation & Modification Pilot program. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services has set June 25th deadline to apply for $8 million in LIFT Homeownership Production funding. . .The Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development sets June 25th deadline for Oregon local governments to seek assistance wo separate initiatives – $1.7 million for housing needs planning and $300K for economic opportunities analyses and infrastructure assessment. . .HUD sets July 24th deadline for public housing authorities to apply for $30 million in Family Unification Housing Choice Vouchers. . .EPA extends deadline to July 31st to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act. . .National Endowment for the Arts sets August 9th deadline to apply for Our Town creative placemaking grants. . .HUD sets September 17th deadline to appl for up to 5 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants. . .Department of Labor sets September 18th deadline to apply for some 85 YouthBuild grants of between $700,000 & $1.1 million. . .Alaska Housing Finance Corporation sets October 5th deadline to apply for Special Purpose GOAL funds.

COMING UP

Pacific Northwest NAHRO & Vancouver Housing Authority hosts Housing Quality Standards Workshop with certification exam, June 4th to 6th, Vancouver, Washington. Visit

Oregon Housing & Community Services, Oregon Association of Counties & Oregon League of Cities co-host Regional Housing Workshop, June 4th, Coos Bay, Oregon. Visit pp. 1-2

Habitat for Humanity Spokane kicks-off its 2018 Blitz Build, June 4th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board hosts Workshop on its new Rural Broadband Loan Program, June 4th, Sequim, Washington. Visit

HUD's Rural Gateway hosts Pee-to-Peer conference call on HUD's Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification notice of funding availability, June 5th, conference call. Visit

HUD's Healthy Homes Month Webinar series broadcasts How am I going to Pay for This? Healthy Homes for Residents with Limited Financial Resources, June 5th, Webinar. Visit

Oregon Housing & Community Services, Oregon Association of Counties & Oregon League of Cities co-host Regional Housing Workshop, June 5th, Medford, Oregon. Visit pp. 1-2

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board hosts Workshop on its new Rural Broadband Loan Program, June 5th, South Bend, Washington. Visit

Oregon Housing & Community Services, Oregon Association of Counties & Oregon League of Cities co-host Regional Housing Workshop, June 6th, Cottage Grove, Oregon. Visit pp. 1-2

Oregon Community Trees hosts annual Urban & Community Forestry Conference, June 7th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

HUD's Healthy Homes Month Webinar series broadcasts Bridging the Cultural Divide-The Role of Community Health Representatives/Workers in Environmental Public Health, June 7th, Webinar. Visit

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board hosts Workshop on its new Rural Broadband Loan Program, June 11rh, Ephrata, Washington. Visit

Oregon Housing & Community Services, Oregon Association of Counties & Oregon League of Cities co-host Regional Housing Workshop, June 11th, Salem, Oregon. Visit pp. 1-2

HUD's Healthy Homes Month Webinar series broadcasts Assessing Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Household Hazards for Native Americans, June 11th, Webinar. Visit

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board hosts Workshop on its new Rural Broadband Loan Program, June 12th, Newport, Washington. Visit

HUD's Healthy Homes Month Webinar series broadcasts Teaching the Next Generation Healthy Homes Principles, June 12th, Webinar. Visit

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation hosts Fair Housing Accessibility First Workshop, June 13th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

HUD hosts FHA Lenders Training, June 12th & 13th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association hosts Westbound: A One-Day Exploration of Growth focusing on communities west of Portland, Oregon, June 13th, Beaverton, Oregon. Visit

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board hosts Workshop on its new Rural Broadband Loan Program, June13th, Pomeroy, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts annual affordable housing conference, June 13th to 15th, Bend, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Housing & Community Services hosts a second Homeless Veterans Providers & Partners Convening, June 14th & 15th, Salem, Oregon. Visit p.4

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs & National American Indian Housing Council host Promoting a Path to Self Sufficiency for tribally-designated housing entities, June 18th & 19th, Suquamish, Washington. Visit

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs & National American Indian Housing Council host Environmental Review for New Housing Construction, June 19th & 20th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

HID Healthy Homes Month Webinar series broadcasts Healthy Homes Youth App, Presenter: Gina Peek, June 18th, Webinar. Visit

Spokane Housing Ventures hosts "brainstorming" session with Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, USDA Rural Development & Washington Housing Finance Commission, June 19th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

HUD Healthy Homes Month Webinar series broadcasts Protect Your Homes -The Top 5 Wind, Flood, and Fire Damage Defenses, June 20th, Webinar. Visit

Idaho Association of Cities hosts 73rd annual conference, June 20th to 22nd, Boise, Idaho. Visit

HUD hosts roundtable conversion on regulatory barriers in affordable housing, June 21st, Washington, D.C. & via Webcast. Visit

Oregon Business hosts Water & Wastewater System Infrastructure Financing Workshop, June 21st, Pendleton, Oregon. Visit

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs & National American Indian Housing Council host Environmental Review for Housing Rehabilitation, June 21st & 22nd, Portland, Oregon. Visit

HUD Washington hosts Advanced Tribal Consultation for Part 58 & Part 50 Environmental Reviews Workshop, June 25th, Seattle, Washington. To register, contact Deborah.peavlerstewart@hud.gov or Brian.sturdivant@hud.gov

Pacific Northwest NAHRO & Vancouver Housing Authority host Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy, Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation with certification exam, June 25th to 29th, Vancouver, Washington Visit

Association of Washington Cities hosts its annual convention, June 26th to 29th, Yakima, Washington. Visit

HUD Healthy Homes Webinar series broadcasts Hoarding, June 27th, Webinar. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Basics of the Low-Income Tax Credit Workshop, June 28th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, July 10th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Advanced Tax Credits Workshop, July 11th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Idaho Department of Commerce & Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority host Northwest Community Development Institute, July 9th to 13th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

HUD hosts Prevailing Wage Compliance Workshop for government contract administrators, July 18th, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Annual Rural Development Workshop, July 13th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Business hosts Water & Wastewater System Infrastructure Financing Workshop, July 19th, Winston, Oregon. Visit

CASA of Oregon & Office of Rural Farmworker Housing hosts 2018 Farmworker Housing Conference, July 25th to 27th, Hood River, Oregon. Visit

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