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Northwest HUDLines
June 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

 Why we celebrate National Homeownership Month
"When I moved to Washington from California it was to be able to live in a place where I could afford to buy a home, be successful in my career " as a customer service & event coordination & "have it spill over into all aspects of my life because I was not struggling just to make ends meet. I met a wonderful small community & it was one of these participants who recommended me to" Community Frameworks' Built in Bremerton program "because the market was changing so quickly & house prices had doubled in the time that I had lived in Washington." HUD's Self-Help Homeownership Program "is the program that helped fund the home's acquisition & also required homebuyer labor or sweat equity; HUD HOME is the program that provided some down payment assistance. Both programs helped make this dream I had a reality. The sweat equity binds you to the house, helps make it really your own. It allowed me to get acquainted with the home, make it my own, feel the pride in working hard, physical labor to show everyone that I was dedicated to being a homeowner. And without the down payment assistance, I could never have afforded to buy a home. Funded through a variety of sources, including HUD's Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and HUD HOME (via Kitsap County), Community Frameworks' Bremerton and Kitsap County Homeownership programs offer affordable homeownership opportunities to qualified buyers within Bremerton city limits and throughout Kitsap County, Washington. By pairing deferred down payment assistance lending with a first mortgage from a partner lender, a qualified buyer becomes equipped to purchase a home with affordable monthly mortgage payments." – Submitted by Community Frameworks on behalf of Jessica of Bremerton, May, 2019.

"And the survey says. . ."
"The large majority of homeowners don't envy their renter peers," a : Only 8 percent of homeowners wish they were renting instead, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report.

A site worth seeing
Those of us lucky enough to visit Washington, D.C. from June 1st to June 5th will have a chance to get a sneak peak at the future of affordable housing. That's because HUD & the National Association of Homebuilders are co-hosting the Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall of "new building technologies & housing solutions that are making housing more affordable for American families & homes more resilient during natural disasters." Joined by representative from FHA, the Oak Ridge Laboratory, the National Utility Contractors Association ^ HUD's Office of Housing Counseling, 15 "cutting edge" builders from across the country will be displaying their solutions to our nation's affordable housing crisis. We're particularly pleased that two of the developers are from our region – MinMax Spaces of Seattle, Washington & IndieDwell of Boise, Idaho – will be on the Mall along with a full slate of panel discussions & experts from both inside & outside government about where & where we need to go to expand our nation's stock of affordable, sustainable & energy-efficient housing.

A rule to live by
On Wednesday, June 26th, HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Homes will conduct two, free, in-person 3-hour workshops at HUD in Seattle on what the Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment means for owners & managers of public & other HUD-assisted housing. The first Seattle session of the day will be on what the Rule means for units receiving Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA). The second Seattle session will be in the afternoon on what it means for traditional Public Housing & Project-Based Assistance (PIH/PBRA). In addition, HUD has arranged for those who are unable to travel to Seattle or have schedule conflicts to join the training sessions by virtual teleconferences that will be held at our offices in Anchorage, Boise and Portland. If you wish Please register by June 5th to join us at the morning Anchorage TBRA session or to join us at the afternoon Anchorage PIH/PBRA session or, also by June 5h, to join us at the morning Boise TBRA session or to join us at the afternoon Boise PIH/PBRA session &, by June 5th, to join us at the morning Portland TBRA session or to join us at the afternoon Portland PIH/PBRA session.

President Donald J. Trump declares major disaster for Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jefferson & Lane counties in Oregon due to storms, flooding, & mudslides in February, 2019 authorizing public assistance help state & local gov't & Tribes repair or replace damaged facilities & undertake hazard mitigation. . .Idaho Governor Brad Little announces award of $6.3 million in Rural Community Development Block Grant funds to cities of Heyburn, Osburn, Kellogg, Gooding, Athol, St. Maries, Mullan, Kuna, McCall, Mountain Home & Orofino & Custer,, Bear Lake, Blaine & Gooding counties. . .Having pledged $500 million in January to preserve & produce affordable housing fund for Seattle & King County, Washington, Microsoft has outlined its criteria &, says GeekWire, could begin accepting project applications in. . .Jacqueline Pata steps down as executive director of the National Congress of American Indians to return to Juneau & serve as president & CEO of the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority serving the communities of southeast Alaska. . .Washington State Housing Finance Commission okays $237 million in financing to produce or preserve 966 units of affordable rental housing in Shoreline, Vancouver, Spokane, Seattle, Marysville, Federal Way & Mt. Vernon. . .Idaho Legal Aid Services one of 10 organizations nationwide to win HUD Fair Housing Education & Outreach grants to do, says HUD Secretary Carson, the "important work of rooting out unfair policies & practices & enforcing our nation's fair housing laws.". . .With its first development – the Liberty Bank Building – completed & a success, Africatown Community Land Trust gets to work on its second, Africatown Plaza, t oprovide 138 units of affordable housing in Seattle, Washington's Central District. .BRIDGE Housing, Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau, Home Forward, Multnomah County, Oregon Housing & Community Services, Metro & U.S. Bank break ground for 61 more units of affordable housing for families, especially those displaced or at risk of being so in city's rapidly-gentrifying North/Northeast neighborhood. . .Orutsararmiut Native Council seeking Bethel, Alaska City Council approval to develop 40-lot subdivision that, its executive director tells KYUK, "give people a chance that normally wouldn't have an opportunity to actually own their own home or rent". . .Forterra donates $1 million for purchase of 40 upland acres to permit residents of Hamilton, Washington to move from Skagit River floodplain to a new, Net Zero town center with affordable housing, thereby facilitating river restoration by Tribes. . .Homeowner association in Boise County, Idaho & community association in Chelan County, Washington among 40 organizations winning $82 million in USDA Water & Waste Disposal Loans & Grants. . .Eugene, Oregon police department joins Community Supported Shelter to build first of 9 "huts" to provide 90-days of transitional housing for homeless says KVAL-TV. . ."For the first time in more than a decade," says The Columbian, the "Vancouver Housing Authority will directly help families become homeowners" as it considers using a shared-equity approach pioneered by community housing trusts. . .Using HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration initiative, Renton, Washington Housing Authority convert 274 units in 6 complexes from public housing to rent-assisted units, thereby increasing Authority's access to private capital for upgrade & maintenance of its stock.

Capacity-building, life-preserving
In August 2016 a wildfire raging in Lincoln County, Washington jumped the Spokane River to spark what would come to be known as the Cayuse Mountain Fire. In the days that followed it would burn through some 18,000 of the 159,000 acres that comprise the reservation of the Spokane Tribe of Indians & threaten the town of Wellpinit, the Tribe's headquarters. The threat was especially dire since flames consumed the utility poles that brought the electricity to power the pumps that brought up the well water needed to extinguish the fire. Fortunately, the town was damaged, but not destroyed. In the aftermath the Tribe vowed never again. And thanks to the Tribe's Children of the Sun Initiative & generous support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Wells Fargo & HUD, the Tribe is well on the way to keeping its vow. See how.

The future of affordable housing?
Boise, Idaho is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. You won't be surprised, then, that as more and more people arrive it's facing an ever-greater shortage of affordable housing. Like so many other cities these days, Boise's wondering how to keep up with the accelerating demand? A local builder & a local housing non-profit have come up with an intriguing idea. Converted cargo containers. When people walk in" to tour one of their container-now-house, says a unit, LEAP Charities' Bart Cochran says, "it's fun to watch their faces and it's just a bit of surprise because they say like, "Wow, this is a shipping container?" Read more & you'll be pleasantly surprised as well.

What the heck is an O-zond?
With each passing day we seem to be reading & hearing more & more about something called Opportunity Zones. You may wonder what they are. What they'll do. Whether they're of the slightest importance to you & yours. There's a good chance they are. To help you understand why Opportunity Zones matter, we've prepared a birds-eye summary of what they could mean for Alaska, for Idaho, for Oregon & for Washington. We hope you'll find them of interest.

HUD Secretary Carson says HUD will make $5 million available to public housing authorities to purchase & install carbon monoxide detectors as it moves forward with plans to make such detectors mandatory in all public & assisted housing. . .Washington Governor Jay Inslee signs bill increasing renters' "pay-or-vacate" period from 3 to 14 days &, says YakTriNews, "giving judges greater discretion to help people stay in their homes in cases where tenants are behind on their rent. . Congrats to Alaska Legal Services Corporation's Partnering for Native Health initiative, one of just 5 winners of 2019 World Justice Challenge for working in collaboration with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium & Alaska Pacific University "to use legal empowerment & education to improve the health & safety of tribal members". . .Yachats, Oregon celebrates grand opening of Fisterra Gardens Townhomes, 21 units of affordable housing developed under Oregon Housing & Community Services' LIFT – Local Innovation & Fast Track – program in partnership with Our Coastal Village, Inc. . .Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts 2-day Mi Casa, Su Casa Affordable Housing Summit in Nampa, Idaho says Idaho Press. . .Downtown & Main Street organizations in Bellingham, Walla Walla, Port Townsend, Chelan, Ellensburg, Wenatchee & Kent, Washington win 2019 Excellence in Downtown Awards from Washington Main Street & the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. . .USDA awards more than $3 million Community Facilities loan to "extremely isolated" Atka, Alaska in the Aleutians to finance new 3,850 square-foot community health clinic, the only facility of its kind in a 350-mile radius. . .Seattle, Washington's Downtown Emergency Service Center – a pioneer in the Housing First movement – turns 40. . .Nampa & Pocatello housing authorities in Idaho, Home Forward in Oregon, Tacoma housing authority & 36 other authorities across the country have, thanks to their Book-Rich Environment Partnership, now distributed more than 1 million books to children living in public housing. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services' Housing Stability Council okays funding to support Surf View, 110 new units of affordable multifamily housing – the first in 15 years – in Newport &, in collaboration with CASA of Oregon, to preserve the 142-unit Two Rivers Mobile Home Park in Gladstone to "to prevent the displacement of low-income residents". . .New Beginnings Housing LLC building 50-unit - 45 for low-income - of affordable housing called Westview Lofts in Caldwell,, Idaho. . .REACH CDC the Asian Health & Service Center & the Housing Development Center celebrate on opening of the 725Foster, a $24 million project to provide 101 more u units of affordable, intergenerational housing for families & the elderly in southeast Portland, Oregon says The Daily Journal of Commerce". . .With its 32 beds fully-occupied, Juneau, Alaska Housing First Collaborative tells The Empire it's raised enough funds to begin 32-bed expansion in June.

Extending Section 184 comment period
To date, HUD has held one in-person tribal consultation & two national teleconferences to provide an opportunity to tribal leaders & others to have a discussion about HUD's proposed Section 184 Indian Home Loan Program rule. the draft proposed regulations. During these discussions, HUD received several requests to extend the Tribal comment period. In response, HUD has extended this comment period to June 30, 2019. For more, see our April 4th Dear Tribal Leader letter on the subject.

Meeting Tribal housing needs
HUD has set an August 8th deadline for eligible Tribes & Tribally designated housing entities to apply for $198 million in Indian Housing Block Grant-Competitive funds. Up to 80 grants of no more than $5 million each are expected to be awarded. Usually Indian Housing Block Grants are allocated using a statutory formula to virtually every Federally recognized Tribe. For the first time since 2009, this $198 million will be awarded competitively. Funds can be used "to carry out a range of affordable housing activities. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe & healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas, and carry out other affordable housing activities." This notice-of-funding-availability cites a January, 2017 assessment of Tribal & Alaskan Village housing which reported "that in the 2013-2015 period alone, 68,000 new units would have been necessary to help eliminate overcrowding and replace physically deteriorating units"& notes that in this competition HUD "strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families and help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. Additionally, HUD encourages housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions" as well as "necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects that will enable future construction or rehabilitation."

Promoting informed, smart choices
HUD has set a July 1st deadline for agencies operating HUD-approved housing counseling programs as well as state housing finance agencies that, under statute, operate statewide, HUD-approved counseling programs for $43 million in Comprehensive Housing Counseling grants. HUD expects to competitively award up to 43 grants with none to exceed $3 million which will enable grantees to provide counseling "to tenants and homeowners, both current and prospective, with respect to property maintenance, financial management and literacy, and such other matters as may be appropriate to assist program clients in improving their housing conditions, meeting their financial needs, and fulfilling the responsibilities of tenancy or homeownership." HUD will award preference points for applicants located in an Opportunity Zone.

Boosting farmers markets
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set a June 18th deadline for a wide range of organizations to apply for a total of $11.5 million under its View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV. Some 60 grants are expected to be awarded between $50,000 & $500,000 each. The funds are intended to help "develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer to consumer markets to help increase access to & availability &regionally produced agricultural products.: USDA's Farmers Market Directory lists over 8,000 farmers markets in the United States.

Preserving the rural housing stock
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set July 8th deadline for state, county, local & Tribal governments, noon-profits & Tribal organizations to apply for up to 160 Rural Housing Preservation Grants of up to $50,000 each. The funds can be used "to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas" & assist "rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons." USDA encourages applications that will help improve life in rural America. See information on the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture & Rural Prosperity.

Expanding affordable housing partnerships
The Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau has set a June 28th deadline to apply for $77 million for new construction projects, property acquisitions & the rehabilitation of existing buildings for affordable housing. Some $70 million of the available funds come from a property tax levy dedicated to housing that was overwhelmingly approved by city voters in 2016. The solicitation marks the first time first time private & non-profit developers will be able to submit proposals for Bond funding following a constitutional amendment passed last November giving municipalities greater flexibility in the use of general obligation bond funds, including the ability to lend bond funds to private entities & to leverage outside funding sources in Bond projects. At least 1/3 of the produced units will be for households at or below 30 percent of area median income. & all projects will be expected to provide a minimum number of supportive housing units — including two buildings entirely dedicated to them - supportive housing – that will be supported by long-term rental subsidies from Home Forward, the city's housing authority, in the form of 198 project-based vouchers. The Joint Office of Homeless Services established by the City & Multnomah County will provide up to $10,000 per unit annually for supportive housing services.

Oregon & Washington among 20 states included in 2-year – until May 21, 2020 – USDA Section 504 Home Repair Loans & Grant program pilot that "removes the requirement for title clearance, site size restrictions, expands the insurance, escrow & appraisal requirements, & increases the maximum allowable loan & grant amounts" that assist low-income homeowners in rural areas to repair & maintain their homes. . .Lane County & the City of Eugene, Oregon says Register Guard, begin to "pay for an aggressive & expensive roadmap to bring all homeless people living on the streets indoors". . .Once an HQ for a sandstone quarry & now a community space, 100-yr-old Quarry House in Tenino, Washington to be renovated hanks to $350,000 in HUD Community Development Block Grants funds allocated by Thurston County says Nisqually Valley News. . .Youth Rising purchases " old Gospel Mission" in Klamath Falls, Oregon, says Jefferson Public Radio, as site of new emergency shelter for homeless young people. . .Doug Baldwin may be done catching TDs for the Seahawks but, says Daily Journal of Commerce, he's not done serving & giving back to the community as the driving force behind of Renton, Washington fabulous plans to build Family First Community Center. . .City of Boise, Idaho Council votes to go forward with sale of .3-acree city-owned parcel with proceeds, says Idaho Press, expected to be used to support its affordable housing programs Tacoma, Washington Housing Authority executive director Michael Mirra goes back to school, not to get even smarter, says South Sound Business , but to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the 127th annual commencement of the University of Puget Sound. . .Advocates Against Family Violence, New Beginnings, Community Reinvestment Corporation & City of Caldwell, says Idaho Press, break ground for Hope Plaza II, 20 more units of affordable housing for victims of family violence says "Once ubiquitous" & "affordable" to folks who might otherwise be on the streets, single-room occupancy hotels fell into disrepute but now, says The Oregonian, the Portland Housing Bureau seems to be venturing into the SRO business. . .Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan & City's Office of Housing commit $5 million to "permanently support" HomeSight's 68 affordable cooperative housing development in Othello neighborhood that is, reports The Medium, adjacent to light-rail & includes children's health clinic & leadership academy. . .IndieDwell & New Path Community Housing – both HUD partners – among winners of Boise, Idaho's 2019 Building Excellence Awards. . .Tacoma, Washington Council votes unanimously, says The News Tribune, to allocate $1/6m to help Tacoma Mission add 50 beds to its emergency shelter capacity. . .Congratulations to Cascadia Behavioral Health's Garlington Court development in Portland, Oregon, Bellwether Housing's Arbora Court in Seattle, Washington & the Yakima Housing Authority & Washington Office of Rural Farmworker Housing's Consecha Court II in Granger, Washington, winners all of PCBC's 56th annual Gold Nugget Awards. . .Washington Department of Commerce's Community Economic Revitalization Board  awards $6 million in grants & loans to support community & economic development to Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, PUD No. 1 of Kitsap County, Mason County PUD No. 3 &the ports of Bellingham & Sunnyside.

How we doin'?
Since it's National Homeownership Month, how are things going for FHA – the Federal Housing Administration – mortgage, maybe HUD's single-largest program designed to promote homeownership? Well, to date, FHA's helped almost 1.9 million families secure more than $234 billion in mortgages to buy their piece of the American Dream in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington. As of May 2nd, in fact, more than 293,3303 families were FHA-insured mortgages to buy their home. 85 years old, FHA is still helping the dream of homeownership come true.

The warp & woof of where we live
"As we approach the end of the 2010s, the biggest cities in the United States are experiencing slower growth or population losses, according to new census estimates. The combination of city growth declines and higher suburban growth suggests that the "back to the city" trend seen at the beginning of the decade has reversed. These trends are consistent with previous census releases for counties and metropolitan areas that point to a greater dispersion of the U.S. population as the economy and housing market pick back up, perhaps propelled by young adult millennials who may be finally departing dense urban cores as they make a delayed entrance into marriage and the housing market." – William H. Fray, Brookings, May 24, 2019.

Housing First. . .Yea or Nay?
Two of eastern Washington's most prominent & accomplished housing & homeless service providers are squaring-off in a debate in The Inlander on whether the Housing First Model "works." Union Gospel Mission says "no," Catholic Charities says "no." It's worth a read.

How & why it works
"The first intervention we should do is housing. Then from there, we're going to have a lot more success getting someone to overcome their addiction, a lot more success with medical management or working with someone's mental illness, a lot more success on job placement, and financial independence, After some time, just in a healthy space where you feel safe, you just can look at your day a little bit differently. You notice that on people's faces." –Walt Schroeder, formerly the director of Charitable Assistance to Community's Homelessness (CATCH) & now the director of community partnerships for the City of Boise, on why, after a year, the New Path "housing first" facility for the homeless is, says Boise State Public Radio, "a new solution to Idaho homelessness."

Together again
"This is more than just an affordable housing development. Although this is really pretty neat, this is a place of reunification for a mother and her children, as we are under three different roofs right now until we are able to move in on June 3." -- , Nichole Hoynacki, a single mother who, due to homelessness & health issues, has been unable to live with her children for the "majority of the last two years," on why she is so happy to be among the first four families to call LEAP Charities Windy Court community home, The Idaho Press, May 28, 2019

Come June the Census Bureau will retire its American FactFinder platform & transition to a new platform - data.census.gov - that will now serve as the point of entry for your data diving. . ."Maximizing the power of public-private partnerships," .HUD Secretary Carson says FHA will offer incentives-including lower FHA loan application fee & underwriting by designated staff- to multifamily property owners that invest in Opportunity Zones. . .HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals from eligible organizations that "address current research priorities" as long as at least half of the cost of the project is borne by philanthropies or Federal, state or local government agencies. . .HUDUser publishes version 3.0 of Location Affordability Index, an on-line, nationwide database of modeled household housing and transportation costs. . .HUD publishes Promoting Work & Self-Sufficiency for Housing Voucher Recipients: Early Findings From the Family Self-Sufficiency Program Evaluation. . .Latest HUD CityScape features series of articles analyzing effects Fair Housing Act - now 50+ years old- has had on homeownership rates & residential patterns.

Registration now open for the 2019 Northwest Community Development Institute hosted by Idaho Department of Commerce & Business Oregon, July 8th to 12th in Boise, Idaho. . .HUD sets June 3rd deadline for Tribes to submit comments on its proposed changes to the HUD Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program which, in 2017, helped make " over 4,000 loans worth over $700 million". . .USDA sets June 10th deadline to apply for total of $1.5 million in Community Facilities Technical Assistance grants. . .HUD sets June 10th deadline to apply for up to 6 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants to help in transformation of areas with severely-distressed public or HUD-assisted housing. . .HUD sets a June 12th deadline for high-performing housing authorities with 1,000 or more non-elderly, non-disabled public or Housing Choice Voucher units to submit letters of interest in joining a second cohort of authorities expected to join its Moving-to-Work program. . .HUD sets June 13th deadline for housing authorities to apply for up to 12 new Family Self Sufficiency program grants. . .USDA sets June 18th deadline to apply for up to 60 Farmers Market Promotion program grants of between $50,000 & $500,000 each. . .USDA sets June 21st deadline to apply for 50 percent loan/50 percent grant under ReConnect program. . .Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau sets June 18the deadline for private & non-profit organizations to apply for $88 million for the construction, acquisition & rehabilitation of affordable housing units. . .HUD extends consultation period for proposed Section 184 rule to June 30th. . .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. . ,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. . .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. . .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". . .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. . .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.

Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce & Yakima County Development Association hosts workshop on The "Opportunity" in Opportunity Zones, June 3rd, Yakima, Washington.Visit

HUD Northwest Office of Native American Program & National American Indian Housing Council host Property Maintenance Management workshop, June 4th to 6th, Silverdale, Washington. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon & the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association host Housing Opportunity & Discrimination Bus Tour, June 4th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County hosts Opportunity Zone Symposium, June 5th, Everett, Washington. Visit

Preservation Idaho announces its 34th annual Orchids & Onions awards, June 8th, Moscow, Idaho. Visit

HUD Alaska's Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Quick Books Intermediate training, June 10th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

HUD's Office of Housing Counseling hosts Webinar on How to Apply for a HUD Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant, June 11th, on-line. Visit

HUD Alaska's Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Quick Book Advanced training, June 11th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Challenging Behaviors Associated with Untreated Mental Health Conditions Webinar, June 12th, on-line. Visit

HUD Oregon hosts Uniform Relocation Act training for CDBG & HOME Invest Partnership grantees, June 13th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

RCAC hosts workshop on Advanced Sludge Process Control & Reporting, June 13th, Florence, Oregon. Visit

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs hosts workshop on Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)

Competitive Grant notice-of-funding availability, June 18th & 19th, Seattle, Washington. Contact David Boyd or call him at (206) 2206161

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Certified Professional of Occupancy workshop, July 18th to 20th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

RCAC hosts Sustainable Management of Rural & Small Systems workshop, June 19th, Moses Lake, Washington. Visit

HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research hosts Stakeholder HUDdle on Opportunity Zones Webcast, June 20th, on-line. Visit

Association of Idaho Cities hosts 2019 Annual Conference, June 19th to 22nd, Boise, Idaho. Visit

JOIN hosts JOIN Shares: A Community Symposium on Housing First, June 21st, Portland, Oregon.Visit

RCAC hosts Sustainable Management of Rural & Small Systems workshop, June 25th, Salem, Oregon. Visit  

Association of Washington Cities hosts 2019 Annual Conference, June 25th to 28th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division hosts Prevailing Wage Seminar, June 25th to 27th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts 2019 Affordable Housing Conference, June 26th to 28th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

HUD Washington hosts Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment Workshop, June 26th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

HUD offers opportunity to participate remotely in Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment Workshop from its offices in Anchorage, Boise & Portland, June 26th. Visit

RCAC hosts Sustainable Management of Rural & Small Systems workshop, June 27th, Vancouver, Washington. Visit

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs hosts Admissions & Occupancy workshop, June 27th & 28th, the Tulalip Reservation in Marysville, Washington. Visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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