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Northwest HUDLines
November 2018
HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington
Leland Jones, Editor, (206) 220-5356 or Leland.jones@hud.gov
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VETERANS DAY 2018
"Honoring those who serve"

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 MUCH DONE, BUT MUCH MORE TO DO
The state of veteran homelessness
Veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline according to a new national estimate reported by HUD Secretary Carson & VA Secretary Wilkie as part of HUD's 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report that will be submitted to Congress later this year. According to "point-in-time" counts of the homeless conducted by hundreds of Continuums of Care across the country, there were 5.4 percent, or 2,132, fewer homeless veterans counted across the country January, 2018 than in January, 2017 or just over half the number of homeless veterans reported in the January, 2010 point-in-time count. "We owe it to our veterans to make certain they have a place to call home," said HUD Secretary Carson. "We've made great strides in our efforts to end veteran homelessness, but we still have a lot of work to do to ensure those who wore our nation's uniform have access to stable housing." Closer to home, Alaska continuums reported 8, or 6.5 percent more homeless veterans & Oregon 112, or 9 percent more from 2017 to 2018 while Idaho reported 13 or 5.7 percent fewer & Washington State reported 457 or 21.8 percent fewer veterans over the same period. Some 350 or 9.5 percent fewer homeless veterans were counted in the four states in 2018 than in 2017:
 

Region X State
2017 Sheltered Veterans
2017 Unsheltered Veterans
2017 Total Veterans
2018 Sheltered Veterans
2018 Unsheltered Veterans
2018 Total Veterans
# Change 2017-2018
% Change 2017-2018
Alaska
95
29
124
110
22
132
8
6.5%
Idaho
159
69
228
146
69
215
-13
-5.7%
Oregon
583
668
1,251
600
763
1,363
112
9.0%
Washington
1,094
999
2,093
770
866
1,636
-457
-21.8%
Region X Continuums of Care
2017 Sheltered Veterans
2017 Unsheltered Veterans
2017 Total Veterans
2018 Sheltered Veterans
2018 Unsheltered Veterans
2018 Total Veterans
Total Veterans
Total Veterans
Anchorage
57
12
69
58
4
62
-7
-10.1%
Alaska Balance of State
38
17
55
52
18
70
15
27.3%
Boise/Ada County
112
12
124
98
15
113
-11
-8.9%
Idaho Balance of State
47
57
104
48
54
102
-2
-1.9%
Eugene, Springfield/Lane County
44
120
164
53
120
173
9
5.5%
Portland, Gresham, Multnomah County
262
183
445
265
183
448
3
0.7%
Medford, Ashland/Jackson County
65
30
95
82
34
116
21
22.1%
Central Oregon
26
57
83
24
36
60
-23
-27.7%
Oregon Balance of State
139
240
379
128
346
474
95
25.1%
Hillsboro, Beaverton/Washington County
40
18
58
47
24
71
13
22.4%
Clackamas County
7
20
27
1
20
21
-6
-22.2%
Seattle/King County
636
693
1,329
392
529
921
-408
-30.7%
Washington Balance of State
253
162
415
215
175
390
-25
-6.0%
Spokane City & County
109
9
118
67
29
96
-22
-18.6%
Tacoma/Pierce County
51
85
136
60
80
140
4
2.9%
Everett/Snohomish County
22
43
65
20
32
52
-13
-20.0%
Vancouver/Clark County
23
7
30
16
21
37
7
23.3%


SERVING EVEN MORE WHO'VE SERVED
Boosting resources to end veteran homelessness
As much as HUD & its partners have done in reducing veteran homelessness, there's still lots of work to do. That work will be made somewhat easier thanks to VA Secretary Wilkie & HUD Secretary Carson's announcement in early October of an award of an additional 675 HUD VASH rental assistance vouchers with an annual dollar value of $4,94 million to 27 public housing authorities serving communities across the region. The vouchers will provide permanent, affordable housing to 22 more homeless veterans in Alaska, 20 more veterans in Idaho, 240 more veterans in Oregon & 182 more veterans in Washington state raising the total number of VASH-assisted veterans to 6,000 in Alaska, Idaho Oregon & Washington State "Thanks to the HUD VASH program & the hard work of our partners,, thousands of once-homeless veterans in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington no longer are," said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris. "These additional resources will enable our partners to help even more vets come in from the cold and speed the day when we have fulfilled our nation's commitment to ending veteran homelessness in America."

BRIEF BRIEFS
Kitsap Sun says Bremerton, Washington City Council votes unanimously, says Kitsap Sun, to create "affordable housing capital fund" that sets aside "sales tax revenue from developments that have been approved" for "city's multifamily property tax exemption", . .Business Oregon awards almost $5.6 million in CDBG funds for public works, community facilities, housing rehabilitation & microenterprise projects in the cities of Chiloqin, Tillamook, St. Helens, Independence and Pendleton & Harney to help them address public works, microenterprise, community facilities & housing rehabilitation priorities in their communities. .Pearl Jam donates t$600,000 raised this summer at its 2 jam-packed Home Shows at Safeco Field plus $700,000k from the Raikes Foundation to efforts to address youth homelessness in Seattle & King County, reports The Times. . .Meridian becomes 14th city in Idaho, says Idaho Business Review, to prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. . .The Housing Company, a subsidiary of the Idaho Housing & Finance Association, completes six affordable, modular duplexes for renters in Kuna, Idaho, says KTVB-TV, with all the work done in "just four months". . .Clackamas County Housing Authority breaks ground for 24 units of veteran housing in Oregon City, Oregon says Clackamas Review. . .Juneau, Alaska Assembly unanimously approves $1.8 million for Housing First Collaboration for an expansion of the Forget-Me-Not Manor, a Housing First facility for the highly-vulnerable homeless that first opened last year reports KTOO-FM. . .Saying "preserving properties with federal rental assistance is a proven strategy that helps address the housing crisis". . .Optimists Club of Twin Falls, Idaho celebrates opening of Youth House, says magically.com, a transitional housing facility for young people who've aged out of foster care. . .NeighborWorks Umpqua buys The Rose, an historic apt. building with units of HUD-assisted housing for the elderly in downtown Roseburg, Oregon. . .Kent Reporter says subsidiary of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington to begin construction in March of 80 units of housing for the homeless in city's West Hill neighborhood. . .Tacoma, Washington Housing Authority, Korean Women's Association & Pioneer Human Services partner to bring 61 more affordable housing units backed by HUD project-based vouchers to downtown, says Tacoma Weekly. . .With funding from Klamath County, Oregon, Oregon Housing & Community Services & HUD, says KOBI-TV, Klamath Housing Authority opens 32-unit Sky Meadows housing in Klamath Falls. . .Multnomah County, Oregon's annual "domicile report," reports Portland Mercury, says "at least 79 people who were homeless. . .died last year," a number "nearly unchanged from 2016, when the county reported 80 deaths of people who were homeless at the time they died". . .Everett, Washington Housing Authority okays plans to build 200 new units to replace units in its aging Mt. Baker community while selling the balance of the site – about 30 acres – to Washington State University for a proposed branch campus says The Herald. . .VA Secretary Robert Wilkie attends Anchorage, Alaska "stand down" for homeless veterans, reports KTUU-TV, noting that "We have to do a better job finding those veterans in rural parts of this state who are hard to get to and get them into our VA system."

CONGRATS
Winners All!
Congratulations to Paul Lambros of Plymouth Housing, Andrews Lofton of the Seattle Housing Authority, John Harmon of the Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authority, Melodie Pazolt of the Washington Health Authority, Washington State Representative Nicole Macri, Andrew Sullivan of ARCH – A Regional Coalition for Housing – in King County & Doug Hobkirk & Alice Quaintance with Capitol Hill Housing in Seattle on their selection as 2018 Friends of Housing. "We're deeply inspired by the passion, innovation & tenacity each of these housing leaders has shown," said Karen Miller, chair of the Housing Finance Commission, "We couldn't be happier to honor the people who who've made it their life's mission to create & preserve affordable housing." Hear, hear.

RAH, RAH, REGISTER!
Calling all aspiring designers
HUD has set December 10th as the deadline for 6-person teams – 5 graduate students & 1 faculty member – from accredited education institutions in the United States to register to compete for HUD's 2019 Innovations in Affordable design & planning Award honoring your vision of what the next generation of livable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income will look like. The winning team will receive $20,000, the runner-up $10,000 and the other two finalists $5,000 each. Designs must be submitted by February 4th & the four finalists will be announced two weeks later. Since the annual competition was launched in 2014, no team from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington educational institutions has won. Let's make 2019 our year.

BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
HUD awards a total of $949,951 to Washington Housing Finance Commission, Idaho Housing & Finance Association, Housing Authority of Yamhill County, Open Door Counseling Center & Community Connection of Northeast Oregon to provide HUD-approved counseling services to an estimated 27,000 homeowners, renters & homebuyers. . .City of Spokane signs, Washington signs lease on property to house state's first EnVision Center that, says Spokesman Review, will co-locate "about a dozen service providers" offering an "array of housing, behavioral & employment services" for residents of public & other assisted housing. . .Coeur d'Alene Tribe unveils plans for $15.8 million youth center in Worley, Idaho so "our kids can have a place to call their own" says KREM-TV. . .Non-profit Valiant Seed of Roseburg, Oregon tells KCBY-TV it hopes to celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th b completing 2, 400-square-foot beautifully built custom stick built homes" owned by veterans. . .RurALCAP in Alaska is one of just 8 winners nationwide of $1 million in first-time HUD funds to repair & rehab the homes of eligible veterans. . .Public forum hosted by West Central Mountains Economic Development Council in McCall, Idaho identifies "housing & poor internet services" as "huge" barriers to progress in the McCall, Idaho area says Lewiston Tribune. . .At 93rd annual conference of League of Oregon Cities the City of Independence wins Award for Excellence for its revitalization of a rural community through "attitude, engagement & alignment" while City of Milwaukie wins Good Government Award for its "All Aboard" community visioning process to define the "ideal Milwaukie" in the year 2040. . .Innovative Housing Inc. is partnering with pre-apprenticeship program to incorporate workforce training element in the construction of its 50-unit Magnolia 2 development in northeast Portland, says Daily Journal of Commerce, to "connect low-income youths and adults to living-wage careers in the building industry". . .Low Income Housing Institute, Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan & King County Executive Dow Constantine welcome first tenants to the new, Tony Lee House in the Lake City neighborhood, 70 more units of affordable housing for families with a pre-school thrown-in for good measure. . .Developers seek letter of support from , Alaska City Council for proposed 24-unit affordable housing complex for which ground, developers say, could be broken as Kachemak as next spring, reports KBBI-AM. . .With rent subsidies that are richer, but time-limited, reports The Columbian, the Vancouver, Washington housing authority's School Housing & Stability Project is incentivizing better student attendance & performance while helping parents become economically more self-sufficient. . .Saying its mission is to "use our vast knowledge. .to serve the city," Portland State University launches Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative "to reduce homelessness, understand its root causes & use evidence-based science" to spur action". . .Calling it a "place anyone would want to live," Renton, Washington Mayor Dennis Law & Renton Housing Authority celebrate grand opening of 50-unit Sunset Court apartments, another milestone in revitalization of city's Sunset neighborhood says Renton Reporter.

HUD MOVING-TO-WORK EXPANSION MOVING FORWARD
Promoting innovative & affordable homeownership
HUD Secretary Carson is inviting public housing authorities big, small & any size in between to apply for designation as a Moving-to-Work housing authority that gives authorities greater program flexibility in implementing affordable housing programs that fit their communities' unique needs & encourages housing choice and self-sufficiency among their resident low-income families Currently, there are some 3,200 housing authorities in the United States, 39 of which have been designated as Moving-to-Work authorities including the Alaska Housing Finance Housing Authority, Portland's Home Forward, the King County Housing Authority, Tacoma Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority & Vancouver Housing Authority. Congress has authorized HUD to designate an additional 100 Moving-to-Work authorities over a 7-year period. HUD will do so by creating four cohorts each of which will focus on one policy area - MTW flexibilities, rent reform, work requirements, and landlord incentives - in the hope that "best practices" which h may emerge can be shared with other authorities around the country. The first cohort of 30 new Moving-to-Work authorities will focus flexibility & will consist of housing authorities that administer 1,000 or fewer Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing units combined. Authorities interested in becoming a Cohort 1 Moving to Work Authority should submit a letter of intent application package by January 11, 2019, the requirements for which are described in HUD Notice PIH-2018-17 or at HUD's MW Demonstration Web site.

NOFA-TU-NITY
Advancing fair housing
HUD's Fair Housing Initiative Program has set December 19th as the deadline to apply for three separate grant competitions. HUD expects to competitively award up to 20 Private Enforcement grants of up to $300,000 each. It also expects to award up to 56 Fair Housing Education & Outreach grants totaling $7.45 million of at least $125,000 each. And, finally, it expects to award two Organization Initiative grants of up to $250,000 each. Under the Fair Housing Initiative program funded organizations partner with HUD to help people identify government agencies that handle complaints of housing discrimination. They also conduct preliminary investigation of claims, including sending "testers" to properties suspected of practicing housing discrimination. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability & the presence of children.

NOFA-TWO-NITY
Supporting Native American communities
HUD has set a January 7, 2019 deadline for Federally-recognized Tribes & native tribal organizations to apply for a total of $65 million in Indian Community Development Block Grants. Under the competition, HUD expects to award 75 grants of between $400,000 & $5 million. ICDBG funding helps Tribes & Alaskan Native villages create "decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes." Last year 21 Tribes & Native Villages in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington won some $10.1 million in ICDBG funds

BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue names Washington State native Vicki Christiansen, a University of Washington grad & 26-year veteran of the Washington Department of Natural Resources as the 19th Chief of U.S. Forest Service. . .American Planning Association names Fairbanks, Alaska's selects its recently-revitalized Cushman Street - downtown's main artery - as Great Places in America's 2018 Great Street. . .Vancouver, Washington Housing Authority commissioners vote unanimously, reports The Columbian, to raise Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 payment standards for studio to 3-BR units. . .Zillow Research reports that "home buyers need 7.2 years to save down payments" of 20 percent on the median-priced home, "1.5 years more than in 1988". . .Transitional Living Program funds from HHS, Sitka, Alaska Youth Advocates recruiting volunteer families to open their hearts & doors to their home to provide students who are homeless with housing says KCAW-FM. . .The Oregonian says Mayor Ted Wheeler names Shannon Callahan as director of the Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau & King County, Washington Executive Dow Constantine names Leo Flor to succeed Adrienne Quinn as director of County's Department of Community & Human Development. . .Asking ""What better way to love your neighbor," says Church member, "than provide housing for them". . .Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Lynnwood WA w/support from Jean Kim Foundation opens Shepherd's Village, first sanctioned "tiny home" village in Snohomish County that will provide housing to 6 Edmonds Community College students experiencing homelessness says Everett Herald. . .Business Wire reports that Catholic Social Services of Alaska & Affordable Housing Solutions & REACH Community Development Corporation, both of Portland, Oregon, among 50 winners of Wells Fargo community revitalization grants. . .Walla Walla, Washington County Commissioners okay allocations of $100,000 to support City's "sleep center" for the homeless, Union Bulletin says. . .With estimated 69 percent of its students facing housing instability, Tacoma, Washington Community College is using recently-renovated apartment building to house homeless students says KOMO News. . .King County, Washington Executive Dow Constantine okays enhancements to help highly-vulnerable et off streets including use of former correctional facility as shelter, opening day ctr & using modular units & conversion of Harborview Hall to create overnight dorm-like shelters. . .As part of its development of 2020 to 2025 Consolidated Plan, says KBND Radio, City of Bend, Oregon launches on-line survey for residents' input on "needs & priorities for affordable housing & community development programs". . .Thanks to help from Community Frameworks, USDA & Banner Bank, Catholic Charities Housing Services cuts ribbon on South Hill Park Homes development in Sunnyside, Washington, providing "self-help" homeownership opportunities to 7 families says Yakima Herald.

FACT-ASTIC?
Maybe we should keep this a secret
Good news or not? United Van Lines Movers Study reports that in 2017 Oregon ranked 2nd, Idaho ranked 3rd & Washington ranked 6th as nation's top "moved-to" states . Illinois was the top "moved-out" state.

NOT-SO-FACT-ASTIC
Closing the homeownership gap
"Overall, about 62 percent of Oregonians own homes, and overall the rate of home ownership in the state is slightly lower than in 2000. But state data show stark differences among ethnic groups. In Oregon, about 65 percent of whites and 63 percent of Asian Americans own homes as of 2017. Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of black Oregonians do. The lowest rate of homeownership in the state is among Pacific Islanders, at 26 percent." – Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune, October 28, 2018, in reports on State tries methods to boost minority homeownership, a story about hearing held by Oregon Legislature task force created to "figure out figure out what's keeping Oregonians of color from buying homes when loans and subsidies are available."

QUOTEWORTHY
"Kind of desperate" in paradise
"It's a fairly common cycle. People can get a place to live 8 or 9 months out of the year. . .and then the owner wants to make use of it during the summer. And, so those individuals are without housing for two or three months out of the year. . .They will avail themselves of camping in the state parks or camp in a friend's backyard or camp in a part of the state park that is not meant for camping or on other people's property that is not meant for camping. . .The thing that has changed over the last five years is the level of anxiety people express when they come into our office looking for housing. It's been true that the lack of affordable housing has been an issue here for a long time but there has always been a sense that if you hung in there, like, long enough, you'd find a place. That perception has changed. And I think it is because there is no housing that is available. They've lost hope. It's more often that we'll hear "this is my last chance. I've tried and tried I'm going to have to leave. I can't make it. . .Most of the housing in San Juan County is ownership housing and then the vacation market has further tightened the rental market It used to be that folks could find a place, a small building on somebody else's proper that would be available to rent year-round. Over the past few years we've seen those that used to be year-round rentals have been converted to" seasonal housing. "There's a housing tract on the island that's a combination of either older trailers that install single-pane windows - it's not uncommon for them to be kind of moldy - or, out buildings that may not have indoor plumbing. Certainly buildings. that have not been insulated, again sort of hearkening back to maybe that was only a seasonal dwelling. Now somebody is renting them as a year-round dwelling because they can. The renting market folks are kind of desperate. So, they live in a drafty place where there's no insulation and sometimes you have to pay a lot more for your heat ." Lisa Byers, OPAL Community Land Trust, "Why is Affordable Housing Nearly Impossible to Find on the San Juan Islands," KUOW, October 25th, 2018

NOTE WORTHY
Our nation's leading "change agent"?
"Many of our social programs are based on that theory of social change. We try to save people one at a time. We pick a promising kid in a neighborhood and give her a scholarship. Social programs and philanthropic efforts cream skim in a thousand ways. Or they mentor one at a time, assuming that the individual is the most important unit of social change. . .It could be that the neighborhood, not the individual, is the essential unit of social change. If you're trying to improve lives, maybe you have to think about changing many elements of a single neighborhood, in a systematic way, at a steady pace." David Brooks, The Neighborhood is the Unit of Change," The New York Times, October 18, 2018

WORTH A LISTEN
HUD leadership "unplugged"
Want an up-close look at HUD's leadership? Well, Housing Wire magazine has conducted interviews with seven members of HUD's "top brass" – Secretary Ben Carson, Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude, Assistant Secretary for Housing & FHA Administrator Brian Montgomery, Chief Financial Officer Irving Dennis, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Anna Maria Farías, Ginnie Mae's Michael Bright & Senior Advisor Adolfo Marzol. The questions are insightful, the responses in-depth. Well, worth a listen.

WORTH A READ
Upside to a downside?
Eviction rates in Boise & Idaho are below the national rate. Cause for celebration some say. Not so fast say others. Read why.

DITTO
Stepping-up
Kelly Sanders of Port Angeles, Washington already works a pretty long day. She's a teacher, after all, a class of 6th graders at Roosevelt Elementary. But lately any spare time & energy she's had has gone into transforming a foreclosed, single-family home she purchased into an Oxford House – it would be Clallam County's 7th – so six " recovering drug addicts can have a second chance," The Peninsula Daily News reports. "This is a small community and my heart just breaks for the kids and families affected by addiction, trauma, poverty and homelessness and I wanted to do my part to help with that."

JUST PUBLISHED
HUD publishes Part 2 of its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress incorporating & data from 2017 "point-in-time" counts, Homeless Management Information System reports, American Housing Survey & Voices of Youth count. . .HUD designates 2019 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Census Tracts & Difficult Development Areas. . .USDA posts online Community Assessment Tool for citizens & decision-makers line-up the demographic & economic data about opioid use & abuse in the communities they call home. . .U.S. Department of the Treasury issues proposed guidance on Opportunity Zones created by 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act that that, says Secretary Mnuchin are expected to generate $100 billion in private capital in jobs & economic development in distressed Census tracts. . .Building Changes study finds that the estimated 41,000 homeless students in Washington State perform "significantly below" their housed peers in English-language & mathematics. . .FHA issues Mortgagee Letter 2018-08 to streamline claim payment requirements on Home Equity Conversion Mortgages to "be more responsive to participating lenders & continue our effort to put the program on a more financially viable path" USDA Rural Development & the Office of National Drug Control Policy release Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder & Opioid Misuse. . .Seattle Rainbow Housing reports says "Seattle/King County is falling behind other major metropolitan areas in addressing LGBTQ housing and senior needs" among older LGBTQ members of community. . .Oregon Housing & Community Services publishes 2019 Development Funding Calendar. . .Enterprise Northwest releases new Home & Hope mapping tool that identifies tax-exempt sites owned by public & not-for-profit agencies" in King County, Washington "suited for the development of affordable homes w/ early learning centers". . .Housing Assistance Council posts recording of its October 24th Webinar "Proposed Changes to CRA & What it Means for Rural America". . .University of New Hampshire's School of Public Health team publishes "data snapshot" on where in U.S. the Earned Income Tax Credit is having the most impact on families with children. . .FHA posts FAQs to clarify any confusion about its recently-announced requirement that some Home Equity Conversion or "reverse" mortgage may require a "collateral assessment"(second appraisal).

NOTES TO NOTE
Fannie Mae sets 5 p.m., Pacific deadline on Nov ember 1st (TODAY!) to submit your idea on how its $10 million Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge can address the nation's affordable housing crisis by creating "sustainable communities–those providing residents integrated opportunities for employment, health and wellness, and education. . .Office of the Comptroller of the Currency sets November 19th deadline for submission of public comments on its advance notice of rulemaking which seeks "ideas for building a new framework to transform or modernize the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act". . .Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development sets December 7th deadline for incorporated cities or boroughs to apply for CDBG grants of up to $850,000 for community development projects benefitting low & moderate income individuals. . .HUD sets December 10th for teams from accredited U.S. educational institutions to register for 2019 Innovations in Affordable Housing design competition. . .HUD sets December 19th deadline to apply separately for up to 20 Private Enforcement grants of up to $300,000 each. For up to 56 Fair Housing Education & Outreach grants of at least $125,000 each & for two Organization Initiative grants of up to $250,000 each. . .HUD sets January 7th deadline for Federally-recognized Tribes & Native American organizations to apply for total of $65 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant Funds. . HUD sets January 11the deadline for housing authorities that administer 1,000 or fewer Housing Choice vouchers & public housing units combined to submit a letter-of-interest application package if interested in being one of 30 authorities in Cohort 1 of its Moving-to-Work expansion program. . .FEMA sets January 31st, 2019 deadline for state, local & Tribal governments to apply for total of $235.2 million in Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funds.

COMING UP

Alaska Coalition on Homelessness & Housing hosts 2018 Annual Conference, November 1st & 2nd, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

RCAC hosts Core Competencies for HUD Housing Counselor Certification on. . .Tenacity (Rental) Webinar, November 6th, on-line. Visit

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs hosts Webinar on the Section 184 Home Loan Financing Program for Tribes, November 8th, on-line. Visit

RCAC hosts Core Competencies for HUD Housing Counselor Certification on. . .Homeownership Webinar, November 8th, on-line. Visit

Alaska Municipal League hosts 2018 Annual Local Government Conference, November 12th to 16th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Washington Department of Commerce hosts community workshop of Civilian-Military Compatible Land Use, November 13th, Coupeville, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Fair Housing Trends & Hot Topics – Hoarding & Hoodlums Workshop, November 14th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Washington Department of Commerce hosts community workshop of Civilian-Military Compatible Land Use, November 14th, Oak Harbor, Washington. Visit

Washington Department of Commerce & Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco hosts Washington State Opportunity Zone Conference, November 15th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Affordable Rural Housing Council of Washington hosts Webinar on The Elephant in the Room: Non-Smoking Policies: Best Practices, November 21st, on-line. Visit

Affordable Rural Housing Council of Washington hosts Webinar on Strategic Thinking &Problem Solving, November 27th, on-line. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Contract Administration & Procurement Workshop, November 27th to 29th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Rural Community Assistance Corporation hosts Webinar on How to Start a Housing Counseling Program, November 27th, on-line. Visit

Bureau of Indian Affairs 28th Annual Providers Conference, November 27th to 29th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Rural Community Assistance Corporation hosts Webinar on How to Start a Housing Counseling Program, November 27th, on-line. Visit

Rural Community Assistance Corporation hosts Webinar on HUD Requirements for Housing Counselors, November 28th, on-line. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Tribal Council Workshop, December 4th to 6th, Nome, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association hosts Legal Issues Symposium, December 7th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Project Implementation Workshop, December 10th to 12th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

National American Indian Housing Council hosts 2018 Legal Symposium, December 10th to 12th, Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit

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