Home / State Information / Shared / Working / Region 10 / Newsletters / HUDLines March 2018
Northwest HUDLines
March 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
www.hud.gov/alaska www.hud.gov/idaho
www.hud.gov/oregon www.hud.gov/washington

HUD releases its strategic plan for fiscal years 2018 to 2022
". . .While HUD has existed for more than 50 years, many Americans still struggle to find affordable housing. The housing market, largely recovered from the financial crisis, has stabilized and demand for housing continues to grow. HUD must move away from the policies and programs of the past and develop an innovative approach that anticipates the housing needs of the future, while addressing current needs. This approach will focus on creating strong public-private partnerships that leverage private capital and remove burdensome regulations from our citizens and businesses. We must work to develop a new way of delivering housing assistance to those in need that not only helps them today, but creates a path to self-sufficiency for them tomorrow. . ." – HUD Secretary Ben Carson on releasing HUD’s Strategic Plan for Federal fiscal years 2018 to 2022, February 12, 2018.

President Trump proposes the fiscal year 2019 Federal budget
By now you are almost certainly aware that on February 12th President Trump unveiled his proposed budget for Federal fiscal year 2019, the period that runs from October 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2019. The proposal, of course, includes a HUD budget for the same period of $41.24 billion which or expands support for vulnerable populations including those experiencing homelessness, the elderly & persons living with disabilities while also reflecting the President’s commitment to fiscal restraint with a modest 1 percent increase in discretionary spending over the President’s 2018 proposed budget. This year’s proposal, said HUD Secretary Carson, "lays out a vision for a government that is efficient, effective, and accountable.". For an overview, please visit. If you wish to dig deeper & see what’s proposed program-by-program for HUD, you can find all the details in our Congressional justifications.

Seattle Housing Authority’s Raven Terrace, Low Income Housing Alliance’s Marion West & Northwest Housing Alternatives Hawthorne East in Portland, Oregon among 10 winners of Affordable Housing Finance magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice awards. . .Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority awards $600,000 "healthy homes" grant to Wrangell, Alaska Cooperative Association to upgrade heating, plumbing & roofing in up to 20 older homes owned by Alaskan Native families & prevent "small problems from turning into big ones," reports KSTK. . .Telling Idaho Press Tribune "we need people who will live and work in downtown Caldwell" Idaho, Caldwell Housing Authority executive director Mike Dittenber unveils proposal to build up to 32 units of affordable housing just a five-minute walk from downtown & under-construction Indian Creek Plaza that’s expected to draw more than 300,000 people a year to downtown. . City of Vancouver, Washington has "stepped up," says EPA, so that "no further cleanup is required" at 2 former brownfields sites that can now be removed from EPA National Priorities List. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services awards almost $8.9 million generated by state’s document recording fee for 71 units of new affordable housing for veterans in Klamath, North Bend, Oregon City & Portland. . .At request of fruit & hops growers Yakima, Washington City Council considering zoning changes to permit construction of housing for farmworkers within city limits says Capital Press. . .Having raised $20 million for its Oregon Impact Fund in less than a year, says Portland Business Journal, Oregon Community Foundation has already made its first investments, including $2 million to Network for Affordable Housing, $1 million to Micro Enterprise Service of Oregon & $750,000 to Community Lending Works. . .Nampa, Idaho Planning & Zoning Commission casts unanimous vote to recommend City Council approval of two, 50-unit affordable housing complexes for the elderly -the Vineyard at Broadmore & Mercy Creek, on the site of the former Mercy Hospital- says Idaho Press Tribune. . .Saying the "awards can make a big difference for Oregon communities, particularly smaller rural areas that can use a partner for large infrastructure investments" Business Oregon director Chris Harder announces over $10.2 million in Community Development Block Grants to 2 counties & 12 smaller cities for public works projects, community facilities, microenterprise development & housing rehabilitation.

Northwest leaders honored
 . . .To Julie Johnson of the Lummi Nation of Washington, to the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, to journalist Mark Trahant  of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe in Idaho honored as Distinguished Leaders for giving "unselfishly" of their "time, talent and spirit for the betterment of our peoples" by National Congress of American Indians at 20th annual awards banquet in Washington, D.C.  

HUD launches Tribal Consultation on Indian Home Loan Program
HUD is seeking to consult with Tribal Nations and Tribal Leaders at the beginning of the Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program regulation drafting process in accordance with the Department’s Tribal Consultation Policy. The Section 184 program is a home mortgage product specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families, Alaska villages, tribes, or tribally designated housing entities. Congress established this program in 1992 to facilitate homeownership and increase access to capital in Native American Communities. The program has grown from under 100 loans in 1994 to over 4,000 loans worth over $700 million in fiscal year 2017. However, the regulatory framework that governs program has remained largely unchanged. For more about the Section 184 consultation, see. You may submit comments at 184consultation@hud.gov.

Helping residents control their destinies
HUD has competitively-awarded a total of $2.4 million in Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency grants to the Nampa & Nez Perce Tribal housing authorities in Idaho, Home Forward of Portland & Clackamas & Lincoln County housing authorities in Oregon & Bremerton, Tacoma, Nisqually & Kittitas housing authorities in Washington win $2.4 million in HUD Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency grants. The three-year grants retain or hire staff to assist their residents acquire skills, find jobs, achieve educational goals and, ultimately, attain financial self-sufficiency. "Beyond providing families with a safe, decent, affordable place to call home, the best thing publicly-assisted housing can do is to serve as a launching pad that enables residents to acquire the skills and get the jobs that make them economically self-sufficient and no longer in need of assisted housing," said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris. "Self-sufficiency helps families control their own destinies and affords other families the same opportunity."

Protecting the protectors
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says eight property managers in Walla Walla, Spokane, King, Thurston & Benton counties have entered agreements to stop "improperly" discriminating against veterans holding HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing(VASH) vouchers. "Veterans are protected from discrimination by Washington law," he said. "No veteran should be denied a roof over their head based on how they plan to pay their rent." In making the announcement, the Attorney General noted that "two other housing providers. . .also refused to accept VASH vouchers from veterans" but, to date, have refused to enter into an agreement to stop discriminating. Both have been told he will bring an enforcement action against them if the Legislature enacts "source of income" as a protected class under Washington State fair housing law.

After idea surfaces at housing roundtable convened by Mayor David Bieter, Idaho Statesman says Boise, Idaho is "likely landing spot for Idaho’s first permeant supportive housing for chronically-homeless veterans". . .With a rental vacancy rate of less than one percent, City of John Day, Oregon considering formation of a housing district to "incentivize" housing production within city limits says Oregon Public Broadcasting. . .DESC –the Downtown Emergency Center– celebrates grand opening of The Estelle, 91 units of affordable housing & an on-site Harborview medical clinic in southeast Seattle, Washington. . .IndieDwell of Boise, Idaho unveils 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 650-square-foot homes made from re-purposed shipping containers, reports Idaho Statesman. . .Salem, Oregon housing authority awarded $150,000 from Meyer Memorial Trust to support case manager service coordinator for its homelessness rental assistance program, the "largest Housing First project in Oregon," says Salem Weekly News. . .After 18 years with Housing Authority of Yamhill County executive director Elise Hui resigning & heading with her husband to Florida where he’s taken job with Amazon’s rocket program says Portland Tribune. . .New Portland, Oregon "just cause" ordinance requiring landlords "to provide relocation payments" -of between $2,900 & $4,500 depending on unit size- "when landlords failed to renew the rental agreements of tenants who were in good standing or raised rents more than 10 percent," says Nonprofit Quarterly, offers tenants with "new protections from displacement". . .Yakima, Washington City Council votes unanimously to okay Next Step Housing’s plan to build 80-unit Bicycle Apartments for formerly homeless individuals & families says The Herald. . .BRIDGE Housing, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland Housing Bureau, Home Forward & Oregon Housing & Community Services break ground for RiverPlace Parcel 3, 203 new units of affordable housing for families in southwest Portland. . .The Guardian says predominantly-Aleut community of 500 on St. Paul Island between the United States & Russia may offer lessons for other communities trying to tackle domestic violence. . .Chuck Sheketoff, founder & long-time executive director of Oregon Center for Public Policy steps-down & will be succeeded by former board member Angela Martin. . .KPVI-TV says business owners are "excited" by City of Idaho Falls, Idaho’s plans to revitalize downtown. . .Klamath Housing Authority tells Herald &News it’s won $2 million Oregon Housing & Community Services grant to build 8-unit Liberty Park Village, its second affordable housing complex for homeless veterans & their families. . .Tacoma, Washington Mayor Victoria Woodards named vice chair of National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education & Families.

HUD revises Fair Market Rents for 2018
The February 20th Federal Register announced the revision of Fair Market Rents for fiscal year 2018 "based on new survey data" in eight areas of the United States including Hood River & Wasco counties in Oregon & the Seattle-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area. The revisions take effect on March 22nd.

Deciding where to incentivize investment
Maybe one of the lesser-known provisions of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 proposed by President & enacted by the Congress last year was one which created the Opportunity Zone program which is designed to use tax incentives to spark private investment in Census tracts where 20 percent or more of the residents are in poverty or where the tract’s median family income is 80 percent or less of the area’s median income. Under the Act, the Governor of each state may nominate up to 25 Census tracts for designation as Opportunity Zones. Their nominations must be submitted in April. In Oregon, the state’s Business Oregon agency has established an Opportunity Zone Web site seeking public comment on "a community" –i.e., an eligible Census tract– "would (or would not) like to see their census tract nominated as a potential Opportunity Zone." The site includes a map that allows you to identify all the eligible tracts in Oregon from which the Governor will determine the nominees as well a more detailed description of the program. To allow the Governor a full opportunity to review the public input before she submits her nominations, public comments are due no later than March 14th.

Share your view, shape Idaho’s future. .
Census tracts in 31 of Idaho’s 44 counties are considered eligible to be nominated as Opportunity Zones. Like Business Oregon, the Idaho Department of Commerce is engaged in a similar effort to solicit public comments on which eligible Census tracts in Idaho should be nominated as Opportunity Zones by Governor Otter. The public comment period closes March 2nd.

Serving those who’ve served
Between now & December 31st, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans Training & Employment Services is awarding, on a first-come, first-served basis, Stand Down Grants to help local organizations host events that "assist homeless veterans by providing a wide variety of employment, social, and health services." Eligible applicants include workforce development programs, veterans service organizations, public entities, Tribal governments & non-profits. VETS is offering grants of $7,000 to support one-day Stand Down events & $10,000 for multi-day events.

The cultural infrastructure
The National Endowment for the Humanities has set a March 15th deadline for local & Tribal governments, special districts, non-profits & institutions of higher education to apply for Infrastructure & Capacity Building Challenge Grants of up to $750,000 each. Grants can be used "to provide capital directly supporting the purchase of equipment and software; the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities needed for humanities activities; and collections sharing" & "documentation of cultural heritage materials that are lost or imperiled; the preservation and conservation of humanities materials; & the sustaining of digital scholarly infrastructure." Though requests for up to $750,000 are eligible, the Federal portions of these challenge grants will generally not exceed $500,000. Grant recipients must raise—from nonfederal third-party donors—three times the amount of federal funds offered for grants up to $500,000 and four times the amount of federal funds offered for grants over $500,000.

Can your organization help?
All Home – King County & Seattle’s Continuum of Care – let us know that the Seattle Indian Service Commission is currently conducting a survey to assess the housing needs of American Indian & Alaska Native residents of the County. If you would like to offer those your organization serves an opportunity to participate in the survey, please visit. Any data collected, says the Commission, "will only be reported as a collective, combined total" & information provided by individual respondents will be confidential.

Washington Department of Commerce awards $8 million in HUD HOME Investment Partnership & National Housing Trust Funds to support development of 199 units of affordable housing at Isabella Phase 4 in Vancouver, Washington, Spurling Court Apartments in Ellensburg, Pioneer Street Apartments in Oak Harbor & Father Bach Haven 4 in Spokane. . .Meyer Memorial Trust of Portland, Oregon names Michelle J. DePass as its new chief executive officer succeeding Doug Stamm who has announced his retirement after guiding the Trust "Meyer through enormous growth, innovation and change for 16 years". . .City of Walla Walla, Washington & Alliance on Homeless launch Exist Homeless pilot to "help some individuals who are homeless . .transition out of homelessness" & "hopefully find a job & find more permanent supportive housing" deputy city manager tells Union Bulletin. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services & Northwest Housing Alternatives celebrate grand opening of Pomeroy Place, 20 units of affordable housing for veterans & their families in Aloha, Oregon says Beaverton Valley Times. . .Ellensburg, Washington homeowners charge Kittitas County with violating Fair Housing Act if it goes ahead with demolition of mobile home park reports Daily Record. . .Oregon City, Oregon Council unanimously approves, says Mail Tribune, one-third of one percent excise tax on major residential & commercial construction projects that’s expected to generate "close to" $500,000 to support affordable housing development while Register Guard reports that Eugene city officials are "deep in discussions" about enacting a similar measure there. . .Like cities 1,000 times its size, Baker City, Oregon - population 9,770 - has homeless crisis & also like them people in Baker City are stepping up & reaching out to help them, says The Herald. . .Astoria, Oregon planning commission okays Innovative Housing Inc.’s proposal to transform long-vacant Waldorf Hotel next door to City Hall into 40 units of workforce housing, says Daily Astorian. . .Spokane Housing Ventures tells Methow Valley News its proposal to convert Twisp, Washington motel into affordable housing is "very close" to securing financing. . .Everett, Washington Housing Authority is thinking hard about how its planned revitalization of Baker Street public housing community can help address the needs of the 1,150 students in public schools that don’t have a place to call home, says Herald. . .City of Sisters & Wasco County, Oregon among 8 communities nationwide selected for 2018 Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program, joining 2017 selectees Boise, Idaho, Ashland & Bend, Oregon & Wenatchee & City & County of Chelan, Washington. . .Anchorage, Alaska Assembly & Mayor Ethan Berkowitz debating whether buildings already as high as city’s height restrictions permit should be allowed to install a rooftop garden or greenhouse says The Anchorage Daily News.

Finally, they’re back
In 2017 first-time buyers bought 2.07 million new or existing homes. reports Bloomberg based on data provided by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, up 7 percent over 2016 and "the biggest share since 2000."

"Overcrowding" or "overflowing"?
About 3 percent of American households are overcrowded, reports The Arctic Sounder, with more than one person per room. According to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s 2018 Housing Assessment some 7 percent of households in Alaska are overcrowded. But "those numbers pale in comparison" to what’s happening north of the Arctic Circle where, the Assessment finds, a "whopping" 27 percent of households in both the Arctic Slope & Bering Strait regions are "too full." But not as full as in the NANA region where 39 percent are overcrowded.

Big city thinks small
"We need to grow like a city, or we will sprawl like a suburban nowhere." Kitty Klitzke of Futurewise before the Spokane, Washington City Council as it considered zoning changes to encourage de development of affordable "tiny houses" & "cottages" even in traditionally single-family areas, The Spokesman Review, February 1, 2018. 

Is small just big enough?
"Bend has its own gravity, it’s the magnet. But then people find Sisters. . .In some ways, we’ve been a victim of our own success. . .We can’t compete with Bend or Redmond; we can’t be everything to everybody. You build in Sisters because your heart is telling you to. And those folks become future strong community members." — Patrick Davenport, City of Sisters community development, in "Through boom or bust, Oregon small town rides theme to maintain identity," Bozeman (MT) Daily Chronicle, February 4, 2018.

The not-so-distant past
Most of us probably don’t like to remember when, almost 10 years ago to the day, a big, bad wolf we’d later call the Great Recession knocked at our door & thousands of factories, businesses & stores shut their doors, millions of Americans lost their jobs & their homes & the world’s greatest economy teetered on the edge of ruination. But we should anyway &, thanks to The Kitsap Sun, we can. Recently, it asked REALTORS & housing counselors, association executives & economists in Kitsap County, Washington to share their memories – mostly unpleasant – of when boom went bust. It’s well worth the read, especially, we’d add, for the tale of the dog who was approved for a $500,000 mortgage. And the bowser didn’t even have a job, a savings account or a credit history. Painful or not, we’d urge to give it a look.

Smart phones = smart counts?
The City & County of Spokane, Washington’s Everybody Counts 2018 point-in-time count of the homeless is one of the first in the country to use "smart phones" to "radically reinvent" its collection & reporting data. And, reports The Inlander, it’s allowing the count to cover more territory & better understand, says the count coordinator, "where the trends are going."

Tacoma, Washington’s "new reality"
Some of the fastest-rising rents in the country. A growing number of families in need. Operating costs rising, but outside revenues remaining flat from year to year. Tacoma, Washington Housing Authority director Michael Mirra & News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll talk about the math behind what Mirra calls the " new Tacoma reality." This, he fears, "is not sustainable." Read why.

Saying "no corner of the country has gone untouched by the opioid crisis," USDA launches new Website on resources to help rural communities address the epidemic. . .HUD urges Continuums of Care that "have struggled in" HUD’s funding "competition or" found "managing their homelessness system is overwhelming" to consider joining forces with another Continuum & issues guidance on how Continuums complete a merger. . .Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2018 through Fiscal Year 2022. . .50 years after the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders – aka, the Kerner Commission – first concluded that ""our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal,". . . Working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research reports, says The Washington Post, that "there appears to be a great deal of variation in demand for healthful foods" that tends "other, fairly predictable characteristics, such as income, education, nutrition knowledge - and geographic region," the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. reports that "African Americans are better off in many ways but are still disadvantaged by racial inequality". . .HUD’s Office of Native American Programs publishes new guidance the use of Formula Current Assisted Stock & the use of Indian Housing Block Grant funds to provide rental assistance in Tribal HUD VASH programs. . .LISC– the Local Initiatives Support Corporation – publishes "Understanding the CRA" – Community Reinvestment Act. . .Cook Inlet Housing Authority of Anchorage, Alaska launches brand-new Website. . .HUD publishes guidance on the affirmative marketing responsibilities of HOME Investment Partnership participating jurisdictions. . .Street Roots says OneAppOregon Web site launched by City of Portland, Oregon in December that permits renters to fill-out multiple rental applications but pay just one application fee has already seen 1,500 accounts established "nearly half" have submitted applications

Department of Veterans Affairs now accepting applications for Stand Down grants of up to $7,000 for 1-day & $10,000 for 2-day events for veterans to be awarded on first-come, first-served basis. . .Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to accept its Housing Choice Voucher Lottery in Anchorage, Alaska from March 1st to March 31st. . .Idaho Department of Commerce sets March 2nd deadline to submit comments on which eligible Census tracts Governor Otter should nominate for Opportunity Zone designation. . .HUD sets March 1st deadline to submit nominations for 2018 HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. . .Idaho Rural Partnership sets March 2nd for Idaho communities to apply for a Community Review in 2018 or 2019 during which local civic & business leaders brainstorm with outside experts on their community’s economic, community & housing development future. . .HUD sets March 5th to submit expressions of interest in receiving technical assistance on establishing or implementing homeless & Move On preferences in HUD-assisted multifamily housing. . .The Denali Commission sets March 5th deadline to submit public comments on its 2019 Work Plan. . .SAMSHA sets March 9th deadline to apply for almost $10.4 million through its Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness program. . .HUD sets March 9th deadline to submit nominations for 2018 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. . .Federal Emergency Management Agency sets March 11th as deadline for public to submit comments on it draft National Mitigation Investment Strategy. . .Business Oregon sets March 14th deadline for public to submit comments on which eligible Census tracts Governor Brown should nominate for Opportunity Zones designation. . .National Endowment for the Humanities sets March 15th deadline to apply for Infrastructure & Capaciy-Building Challenge Grants. . .HUD sets March 20th deadline for public housing authorities to apply for a total of $25 million to identify & mitigate lead-based paint hazards in their older housing stock through its Public & Indian Housing Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program. . .Association of Washington Cities sets March 26th to submit nominations for 2018 Municipal Excellence Awards. . .Seattle, Washington’s Downtown Emergency Service Center says registration now open for 2018 Housing First Partners Conference, April 9th to 12th, in Denver, Colorado. . .HUD sets April 17th deadline to apply for total of $43 million in Youth Homeless Housing Demonstration Program funds. . .HUD sets April 20th deadline to register with Brian.sturdivant@hud.gov for 24 CFR Part 58 Environmental Review Training workshop from May 8th to 10th in Seattle, Washington.


Okanogan Housing Authority, USDA, Washington State Housing Finance Commission & HUD host free Keys to Homeownership – Session 1 – workshop, March 2nd, Okanogan, Washington. Contact mika.mclean@usda.gov

Okanogan Housing Authority, USDA, Washington State Housing Finance Commission & HUD host free Keys to Homeownership – Session 2 – workshop, March 3rd, Okanogan, Washington. Contact mika.mclean@usda.gov

Idaho Housing & Finance Association hosts 2018 Conference on Housing & Economic Development, March 5th & 6th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative hosts 2018 National Urbanism Next Conference, March 5th to 7th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

HUD hosts Healthy Homes Fundamentals Webinar for Housing Counselors, March 6th, on-line. Visit

HUD’s Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Environmental Review for HUD-Assisted Properties Workshop, March 6th to 8th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

HUD hosts Best Practices for the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan in the eCon Planning Suite Webinar, March 7th, on-line. Visit

Idaho Affordable Housing Management Association host Best Practices in Physical Inspection, March 8th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

The Council of Development Finance Agencies hosts Reclaiming Brownfields as Transit-Oriented Developments Webinar, March 8th, on-line. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, March 13th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

FHA hosts Single-Family Lender Workshop, March 13th & 14th, San Francisco, California. Visit

HUD Northwest Office of Native American Programs & NAIHC host 24 CFR Part 200 Uniform Guidance Workshop, March 14th & 15th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Advance Tax Credits Workshop, March 14th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Conquering LIHTC Compliance Workshop, March 14th to 16th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco co-hosts 2018 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, March 18th to 21st, Miami, Florida. Visit

HUD’s Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 (Super Circular) Workshop, March 20th to 21st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Federal Emergency Management Agency hosts Mitigation Planning Workshop, March 21st & 22nd, Caldwell, Idaho. Visit

HUD’s Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities hosts Basic Financial Management for Small Tribes Workshop, March 22nd & 23rd, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

HUD’s Northwest Office of Native American Programs hosts Train-the-Trainer workshop on Credit Counseling, March 27th & 28th, Pt. Angeles, Washington. Visit

HUD’s Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Uniform Physical Conditions Standards Workshop, April 3rd to 5th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon & City of Medford host Ghosts From Our Past: A Portrait of Discrimination in Southern Oregon, a Fair Housing Month lecture, April 5th, Medford, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Council & Oregon Historical Society host Housing Segregation and Resistance in Portland, Oregon: Notes from New Research, a Fair Housing Month lecture, April 8th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Apartment Association hosts 2018 Fair Housing Education Conference & Trade Show, April 11th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon & City of Corvallis host Fair Housing – Past, Present & Future, a Fair Housing Month presentation, April 11th, Corvallis, Oregon. Visit

HUD’s Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Indian Housing Law Workshop, April 10th & 11th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation hosts 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference, April 11th to 13th, Bend, Oregon. Visit.

Idaho Apartment Association hosts 2018 Fair Housing Education Conference & Trade Show, April 11th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Seattle, Washington’s Downtown Emergency Center co-hosts Housing First Partners Conference, April 9th to 12th, Denver, Colorado. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus for Rural Development Managers Workshop, April 13th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

HUD’s Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host NAHASDA Essentials Workshop, April 17th to 20th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, April 17th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Wednesday Workshop for Rural Development Managers Workshop, April 18th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Intermountain Fair Housing hosts 50th Anniversary Fair Housing Vision Summit, April 18th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

The Fair Housing Center of Oregon & Oregon Historical Society host The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, April 19th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation hosts ReVitalize Washington: 2018 Preservation & Main Street Conference, April 23rd to 25th, Port Townsend, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Education Express for Rural Development Managers, April 24th, La Grande, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon host Pajama Time: A Fair Housing Month Conversation with Mayor Lucy Vinis, April 24th, Eugene, Oregon. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Associations hosts 2018 Annual Conference, April 24th & 25th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

HUD’s Alaska Office of Native American Programs & Association of Alaska Housing Authorities host Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report Workshop, April 24th & 25th. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Education Express for Rural Development Managers, April 26th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance hosts 2018 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference celebrating 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, April 26th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Annual April REAC Prep Refresher Workshop, April 27th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Fair Housing Council of Oregon & Oregon Historical Society host Making Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act, a Fair Housing Month lecture by Dr. Carter Thomson, April 30th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

# # #

We hope that you will want to continue receiving Northwest HUDLines. We safeguard our lists and do not rent, sell, or permit the use of our lists by others, at any time, for any reason or use for any reason other than to distribute Northwest HUDLines. If you wish to be taken off this mail list, please go here or https://www.hud.gov/subscribe/signup?listname=HUD%20Northwest%20Highlights&list=HUD-NW-HIGHLIGHTS-L or send a note to its editor at Leland.jones@hud.gov

HUD Northwest Twitter Button Image