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Northwest HUDLines
November 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

Addressing impediments to mortgage lending
HUD Secretary Ben Carson & Attorney General William Barr have signed a memorandum of understanding between their two agencies offering guidance & clarification on the appropriate use of the Fair Claims Act for violations by Federal Housing Administration – FHA - lenders so that the Act's requirements, Secretary Carson explained, "do not impede or discourage lenders from offering affordable FHA-insured loans to credit-worthy borrowers. "In taking these steps, we are fulfilling an important element of our Housing Finance Reform Plan & making clear to all responsible lenders that FHA's mortgage program is a program they should participate in. At the same time, HUD will not tolerate irresponsible or fraudulent lenders who defraud borrowers & taxpayers." The memorandum, Attorney General Barr noted, "sets forth a robust and collaborative process for deciding when to pursue False Claims Act cases to remedy material & knowing FHA violations."  It is intended, said the announcement, to "address concerns that uncertain and unanticipated FCA liability for regulatory defects led to many well-capitalized lenders, including many banks and credit unions statutorily required to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they do business, to largely withdraw from FHA lending." In a speech to mortgage bankers in Austin, Texas, Bloomberg reported, Secretary Carson remarked that "depository institutions, which represented nearly half of FHA's lender base in 2010, represent just 15 percent today" & "that at least part of the reason for the decade-long decline in depository participation is because of the uncertainly about how federal agencies apply the False Claims Act."

Opening the door to private capital for housing authorities
A recent analysis of HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration program to increase the access of public housing authorities to private investment capital reported that "a total of 956 public housing projects with 103,268 units of public housing converted. . .These projects raised a total of $12.6 billion of capital through a variety of sources, an average of $121,747 per unit."  That's an average of $121,747 of available capital for each unit converted to RAD.  Closer to home, as of October, 2019 the RAD Resource site showed almost 3,100 of those converted  units are owned and operated by housing authorities in Salem, Lane County, Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon,  Everett, Grays Harbor County, Yakima, Vancouver and Tacoma, Washington and the Idaho Housing and Finance Association.. To date, the conversions have generated $192.8 million in construction investments and created some 3,700 direct and indirect jobs. Another 1,240 units are in the "pipeline" to be converted. "RAD is working," said HUD Secretary Carson of the evaluation.  "Our aging public housing stock is at extreme risk of being lost.  The capital needs of these properties are beyond what we can hope to get from Congress. RAD provides us the solution to preserve this critically needed housing so it remains permanently affordable for future generations."

President nominates Montgomery
President Donald Trump has announced that he intends to nominate Brian D. Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of Housing & Development, a position in which he serves in an acting capacity.  The White House announcement  noted that Mr. Montgomery "has served as head of the Federal Housing Administration – FHA - twice, and under three different administrations," and adds that "with more than 30 years of experience in both the public & private sectors, including his first term as Commissioner from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Montgomery brings to HUD a deep knowledge of housing issues & vast experience spearheading large-scale policy initiatives."

Hoping to "bridge the gap" in the state's demand for affordable family & elderly housing, Washington State Housing Finance Commission okays financing for 820 additional units in Auburn, Everett, Lacey , Onak, Seattle &  Spokane & for new YWCA in Kent, Washington . . .Saying "we intend to succeed," Rasmuson Foundation, Primera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Providence Health of Alaska & Weidner Apartment Homes, says Anchorage Daily News, pledge $40mil to reduce homelessness in Anchorage, AK says . .City of Yakima, Washington tells The Herald "2,460 participating landlords are reaping multiple benefits from" its Crime Free Rental Housings program "including safer &  more satisfied tenants, lowered maintenance costs. . .& less officer time spent on crisis control". . .Katrina Wehr of Silvercreek Realty Group in Meridian named 2019 REALTOR of the Year by Idaho REALTORS. . .Good news for The Bard, &  farms of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon that, in a very tight rental market, has signed a long-term lease for 34 units of housing affordable for its actors & for which ground has just been broken says Fox 26. . .City of Spokane & Volunteers of America for Eastern Washington awarded $940,000 Washington Department of Commerce Anchor Community Initiative grant to " to fund services for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness". . .With funding from Oregon Housing & Community Services LIFT – Local Innovation Fast Track – program, Housing Works, central Oregon's housing authority, breaks ground for Red Canyon Apartment community with 67 units of affordable housing in Redmond & 24 in Madras says KLCC-FM . . .Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says lawsuit brought by his office has forced Real Estate Investment Network LLC to "dissolve & pay up to $85,000 for scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity" in sale of their homes. . . With 25 years of housing & neighborhood development under its belt, the next challenge for  NeighborWorks Pocatello in Idaho could be transformation of a vacant elementary school into affordable family housing says LocalNews8. . .Led by City of Hoquiam, municipalities in Grays Harbor County Washington considering pooling sales tax funds designated for affordable housing in single fund to  increase "leverage" to "increase the availability of affordable housing," reports Daily World. . .Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Peace Health, Pacific Source Foundation & Trillum Health Care pledge $2.7 million says KEZI-TV, towards $13 million, 54-unit Commons on MLK for the homeless & medically-fragile in Eugene, Oregon. . .City of Boise, Idaho Housing & Finance Association & Capital City Development, says KIVI-TV, celebrates grand opening of Adare providing 134 new, affordable units of workforce housing says KIVI-TV.

Preparedness pays-off
Over the past few decades the City of Mt. Vernon, Washington about 60 north of Seattle and the Skagit River that runs through downtown have had an up and down relationship that's particularly challenging for residents & businesses when, come the spring, the river's up & overflowing its banks. In September the city celebrated completion of a flood wall & public promenade that will keep the River in check, the downtown high and dry, boost the economy & save businesses a lot of money. Read how.

From Newtok to Metarvik
Also challenged by rising waters, residents of Newtok, Alaska are on the move to higher, drier ground 9 miles away to make their home in the brand-new village of Metarvik. The Anchorage Daily News reports on the progress to date & the work still to be done.

Creating a safe harbor
Wondering how to protect residents of your oceanfront community against a tsunami.? Well, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Mitigation Minute suggest that the City of Newport on Oregon's Pacific coast has some lessons worth considering.

Myth busting?
HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has been around more than 50 years & is one of HUD's most popular programs.  Over the decades, though, it's gotten a bit of a reputation for being a "big city" program. It's not true.  Recently, the Washington Department of Commerce awarded $10.5 million in CDBG funds to support infrastructure projects in 25 smaller communities across the state.  If you think CDBG's a program just for big cities, think again.

Moving to the next level
The City of Twin Falls Idaho is one of the fastest-growing cities in one of the nation's fastest-growing states, in large part because of companies moving to town & creating new jobs, some of them on sites improved using Idaho Community Development Block Grant funds from HUD. Thanks to the job growth which has led to the population growth, the City has decided to become an CDBG "entitlement community" eligible for annual funding & no longer having to compete against 190-plus other Idaho communities for CDBG funds. Read how & why.

Idaho Housing & Finance Association one of five organizations nationwide recognized by Mortgage Bankers Association with 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Residential Leadership Award for its Finally Home homeownership education program which "which helps first-time homebuyers during the homebuying process". . .Saying "homelessness reaches far into" city's "enrolled student populations," Tacoma Housing Authority unveils plans for $10 million expansion, says KIRO-TV, of its pioneering programs at McCarver Elementary in Hilltop neighborhood & Tacoma Community College to help homeless students stabilize housing & stay in school. . .The organization that launched pathbreaking Quixote Village in Olympia, Washington breaks ground for tiny home village for 35 homeless veterans in Orting, Washington says KOMO-TV. . .Bend, Oregon City Council okays funding for affordable housing projects to be developed by Kor Community Land Trust & Central Oregon Veterans Community Outreach says KTVZ-TV . .Kitsap County, Washington Human Services hosts two forums on, reports The Sun, "early stages" of planning navigation center to help "people move on to permanent supportive housing and to be as self-sufficient as possible". . .Homes4Good unveils plans for Legion Village for veterans in Cottage Grove to be funded by Lane County, Oregon says The Sentinel. . .Nitze Stagen breaks ground for Canton Lofts in Seattle's Pioneer Square area to,provide 80 units of workforce housing. It's the city's first Opportunity Zone project under the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act says The Times. . .Barb Higinbotham, executive director of Community In Action in Ontario, Oregon, joins Oregon Housing & Community Services Housing Stability Council . .City of Asotin, Washington wins $139,000 from U.S. Department of Agriculture to upgrade water line to & reduce "hard" water for 1,251 residents. . .House Beautiful says Friday harbor, Washington is one of the 53 "most beautiful" small towns in U.S.. . .Just across the street from its spheres in downtown Seattle, Washington, Amazon's 8-story "state of the art" shelter for homeless families – Mary's Place in The Regrade - is nearing completion & "is expected to be the largest family shelter in Washington State, reports CityLab. . .Chris Harder, director since 2016 of Business Oregon which, among other activities, administers the state's CDBG program for smaller & rural communities, announces that he is stepping down. . .Cook Inlet Development & Covenant House in Anchorage, Alaska, NeighborWorks Boise & Northwest Real Estate Capital in Boise, Idaho, Access in Medford, NAYA Family Center in Portland & Northwest Housing Alternatives in Milwaukie, Oregon & Bellwether Housing in Seattle & Habitat for Humanity among 62 non-profits nationwide to win total of $9 million in Wells Fargo Foundation Local Housing Affordability grants.

A new approach to supportive housing
. . .to Home Forward, Native American Youth & Family Center, Homes4Good, Northwest Housing Alternatives, NeighborWorks Umpqua, Housing Authority of Douglas County, ADAPT, United Community Action Network, Columbia Care Services, Community Development Partners, Housing Authority of Clackamas County, Warm Springs Housing Authority & Lake Health District on being selected by Oregon Housing & Community Services as first cohort to participate in its Permanent Supportive Housing Institute, the first step in implementing the $50 million Permanent Supportive Housing investment made in the State Legislatures 2019 session.  "Too many of our community members are struggling to find and maintain housing," said director Margaret Salazar.  Permanent supportive housing "is a proven model that changes lives to break the cycle of homelessness."

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For affordable housing well done
. . .Congrats to the 2019 winners of the Housing Washington Affordable Housing Conference's Friends of Housing Awards –the late Chris Santoro with, most recently, AVS Communities, Nathan Gorton of the Washington Association of REALTORS, the Bremerton Housing Authority Community Connection Team comprised of Carol Zborowski, Tasha Walton & Charlette Riley, Resident Owned Communities (ROC) Northwest,  Rob Van Tassell of Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington, Estela Ortega of El Centro de la Raza & Julie Honekamp of the Spokane Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP).  "We are proud to honor those who have dedicated their careers to creating and preserving affordable homes for everyone," said Karen Miller, chair of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission which has sponsored the conference for 26 years.

Speak up!
The Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau sets December 4th deadline for the public to comment on its proposed Permanent Administrative Rules for its Fair Access in Renting - or FAIR – Ordinance.  Don't be shy!

HUD re-opens a funding stream
HUD has set a February 10th deadline for eligible non-profits to apply for a total of $112 million under its Section 811 Supportive Housing for Very Low-Income Persons with Disabilities.  It is the first time in some 9 years that HUD has had a Section 811 funding competition.  This year's competition will award $75 million in up to 30 Capital Advance grants of no more than $2.5 million "for the development of permanent supportive rental housing for very-low-income persons age 18 years or older" as well as $37 million for Section 811 project rental assistance.  "Very simply," said HUD Secretary Carson in announcing the opening of the competition, "we need more permanent supportive housing to assist persons living with disabilities. The funding we offer today will support existing developments and, for the first time in nearly a decade, help to produce new affordable housing at a time we need it the most.".

Keeping families together
HUD has set a December 17th deadline for public housing authorities with existing Housing Choice Vouchers to apply for a total of $20 million in Family Unification Program funds which enable them, in partnership with local public child welfare agencies, provide rental vouchers to "families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care" – such as foster care – "or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care; and Youth at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age" (i.e., have not reached their 25th birthday) "who left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days" & "are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older."  Authorities must have an executed memorandum of understanding with the child welfare agency as well as the local Continuum of Care as described in the funding announcement.  Up to 40 grants may be competitively awarded with none larger than $1.2 million.

Getting wired
The Washington State Department of Commerce's Public Works Board has set a November 14th deadline for cities, towns, counties, Tribes, port districts & others to apply for planning & feasibility study grants for broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.  Up to 10 grants of no more than $50,000 each are expected.

Housing & helping rural vets
The Housing Assistance Council has set a November 15th deadline for noon-profit housing development organizations to apply for grants of up to $30,000 funded by The HomeDepot Foundation bricks-&-mortar projects that assist low-income, elderly and/or disabled veterans in rural areas with home repair & rehab needs, support homeless veterans, help veterans become homeowners, and/or secure affordable rental housing."

Fawn Sharp, president of the Quinault Tribe in Washington state, elected president of the National Congress of American Indians says KUOW-FM. . .Housing Authority of Yamhill County, Oregon, Open Door Counseling & Community Connect of Northeast Oregon, the Washington State Housing Finance Commission & Idaho Housing & Finance Association win total of $721,067 in HUD Housing Counseling grants to serve, said HUD Secretary Carson, "on the front lines of helping individuals and families to find affordable rental housing or make more informed homeownership choices,". . .Spokane, Washington Mayor David Condon & City Council agree to convert former Pura Vida building into 24/7 warming shelter for single men & women says The Inlander. . .To address city's "unmet housing needs" the City of Nampa, says Idaho Press, hopes to " build a partnership with Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority, to qualify" it "as Section 8 housing &  allow it to purchase new property for additional units". . .Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Oregon Housing & Community Services, Luke Dorf & Oregon Metro break ground for 48-unit Red Rock Creek Commons in Tigard, Oregon says The Times. . .IndieDwell, the Caldwell, Idaho firm which converts cargo containers into affordable homes at LEAPCharities HUD-assisted Windy Court in Boise, named as finalist for the Ivory Prize in Affordable Housing says Idaho Press. . .ReBuilding Together of Rogue Valley, Oregon wins Office of Rural Health Elder Service Innovation grant to create a more efficient in-home fall risk assessment & mitigation program Washington Department of Commerce expands Spokane Community Empowerment Zone so " industrial property well-suited to manufacturing development projects will be eligible for special tax incentives associated with the CEZ & federal Opportunity Zone designations". . .Lester Friedman, Coldwell Banker Bain  in Bend &  Don Livingood, with Windermere Van Vleet in Jacksonville win 2019 Oregon Association of REALTORS Distinguished Service Awards. . .Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians host Tribal Opportunity Zone Summit in Shelton, Washington. . .Green Home Communities tells The News Tribune that the first of its up to 50 affordable 950 to 1,250 square foot "net zero ready" cottages priced at under $300,000 near Tacoma Washington's Blueberry Park  should be completed by mid-November. . .Second Home program which encourages volunteers to "take in" unaccompanied, homeless young people nearing graduation to expand into western Washington County, Oregon says Forest Grove News Times. . .New HousingWork Station II in Everett, Washington  takes "transformation to next level" with not just 64 units of affordable housing plus, says KING-TV,  offering residents on-site job training in culinary skills, landscaping & retail furniture sales. . .National Council of State Housing Finance Agencies confers Rental Housing Encouraging New Housing Production award on Oregon Housing & Community Services for its Local Innovation Fast Track affordable housing program.

"Property located within a half mile of Eugene's public transit system is worth 24% more than similar properties not in close proximity to public transportation."  Nationally, "median sales prices of homes near public transportation were 4 percent to 24 percent more valuable than similar homes in the regions surveyed" Eugene, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul & Phoenix.  "In addition, one in three households near transit reported not owning a vehicle while all households near transit spent between $2,500 and $4,400 less annually on transportation." –Study published by National Association of REALTORS & the American Public Transportation Association, October 18, 2019.

Clearing the air in Alaska
"These four grants & the important work they will do would be possible without the strong partnerships we have in this great State of Alaska, This year, Alaska's award recipients account for 70 percent of HUD's Tribal Healthy Homes Production Grant funding nationwide. That really says something about the effectiveness of HUD's partnerships with Alaska Native Tribes; organizations such as the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Cold Climate Housing Research Center, regional and public housing authorities, and the State of Alaska." – Colleen Bickford HUD Alaska Field Office Director commenting on the competitive award of $3.5 million in HUD Tribal Healthy Homes Production grants to four organizations serving Alaskan Natives – the Kenaitze Salamatof Tribal Designated Housing Entity, the Native Village of Buckland, the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority & the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, October 3, 2019  "Alaskan communities face unique challenges," added HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris, "& we are confident these grants will develop innovative &effective ways to address the health and safety hazards that beset their housing stocks."

Laying down a challenge
"With robust partnership, leaning on the best practices of Housing First, and asking for your help, shouldn't we work to be the first community in America to end family homelessness?  The first one where every family is either in stable housing or is working with our team to find it." –Boise, Idaho Mayor David Bieter in his 2019 State of the City address in which he unveiled a plan – Our Path Home – to end family homelessness, September 18, 2019.

Doubling down against youth homelessness
"This partnership between local, state, and federal stakeholders is a leading example of utilizing resources to spur new programs aimed at addressing Alaska's homeless youth. While many existing programs are adult led, this youth led grant can change the course of our homeless youths' lives to become productive members of society by focusing on training and education rather than food and I look forward to seeing the evolution of this grant and the many ways it will propel our youth to a brighter and safer future" –Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announcing that Alaska had won a $1.6 million Youth Homelessness Demonstration grant, the second it has won over the past three years, October 24, 2019.

While we sleep. . .
Ever wonder what it's like at a tiny home village for the homeless deep into the night. KUOW's Kate Walters pays a visit to a village in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington on a Sunday night.  Sleep, no surprise, was an issue.

HUD Secretary Carson joins Treasury Secretary Mnuchin & Federal Housing Finance Agency director Calabiria in testifying on housing finance reform before U.S. House Financial Services Committee. . .HUD Exchange posts Web page on Lead Safe Housing Rule amendments. . .Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University publishes Housing America's Older Adults 2019. . .Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues final rule on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.. .HUD economists publish National Housing Market Summary for second quarter of 2019. . .FHA posts series of self-paced, pre-recorded, on-line training sessions outlining the why's, what's & how's of new condominium approval process . . .Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis' Center for Indian Community Development study finds that "Native American home buyers living on reservations are far more likely to have high-priced mortgages than non-Native Americans outside reservations". . .Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington posts The Hard Truth About Chronic Homelessness in Downtown Spokane, Washington. . .Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University posts The Potential for Shared Equity & Other Forms of Down Payment Assistance to Expand Access to Homeownership. . . The Sightline Institute explains the role that community land trusts can play in helping communities address affordable housing shortages. . .HUDUser posts the fiscal year 2020 Qualified Census Tracts & Difficult Development Areas for purposes that are used to effectively "target Low Income Housing Tax Credits". . .City of Spokane, Washington & Spokane Housing Authority Community Resource EnVision Center launches Web site

HUD sets November 4th deadline to apply for Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants. . Washington Public Works Board sets November 14th deadline for cities, towns, counties, Tribes, port districts & others to apply for planning & feasibility study grants for broadband infrastructure in unserved areas. Housing Assistance Council sets November 15th for non-profits to apply for grants of up to $30,000 to support bricks-&-mortar affordable housing for rural veterans. . .Washington Department of Commerce sets November 16th deadline for non- & for-profit organizations, public entities & Tribes to apply for behavioral health funding. . .FHA Mortgagee Letter 2019-14  sets November  30th deadline for its mortgagees to implement recent updates for the evaluation and use of FHA's Loss Mitigation Home Retention Options for Borrowers whose insured mortgage and/or employment is in a Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Area". . .Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau sets December 4th deadline for the public to comment on its proposed Permanent Administrative Rules for its Fair Access in Renting - or FAIR – Ordinance. . . HUD has set a December 17th deadline for public housing authorities with existing Housing Choice Vouchers to apply for a total of $20 million in Family Unification Program funds . . .U.S. Department of Labor VETS program sets December 31st deadline for state & local workforce development groups, veterans service organizations, public agencies, Tribal governments & non-profits to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to conduct veterans Stand Down events. . .FEMA sets January 31st, 2020 deadline for states & Federally-recognized Tribal gov'ts to apply for $160 million in Flood Mitigation funds to "to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive floods". . .ALSO, FEMA sets January 31st. 2020 deadline for states, Federally recognized Tribal governments to apply for total of $250 million in Pre-Disaster Mitigation funds to "reduce overall risk to the population & structures from future hazard events" . . .HUD has set a December 31st, 2020 deadline to accept "unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities" from academic institutions, units of local governments, Tribes, non-profits & others.

HUD hosts Webinar on Housing Counseling & HOME, CDBG & Other HUD Community Planning & Development Programs, November 4th, on-line. Visit

Fannie Mae & the Runstadt Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington host Innovate Housing: New Ideas on the Future of Housing, November 5th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Cold Climate Housing Research Center hosts Universal Design workshop to discuss retrofitting homes to increase accessibility, November 6th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

Association of Alaskan Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Project Implementation Workshop, November 5th to 7th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Alaska Coalition on Housing & Homelessness & Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness & Anchorage hosts 2019 Housing & Homelessness Conference, November 5th & 6th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Basic Landlord-Tenant Law for Affordable Housing Providers Workshop, November 6th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

FDIC's Native American Banking series to host Webinar on Utilizing USDA's Loan Guarantee Programs to Finance Tribal Projects, November 6th, on-line. Visit

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance hosts Washington Conference on Ending Homelessness, November 6th & 7th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

HUD hosts Webinar on Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) formula modernization, November 7th, on-line. Visit

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts About Bullying-Bulling Among Seniors Webinar, November 7th, on-line. Visit

Build Small, Live Big "small home" summit kicks-off, November 7th & 8th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

University of Alaska, Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development & U.S. Census Bureau host 8th annual Anchorage Population & Economic Data Conference, November 7th, Anchorage, Alaska.  Visit

Association of Alaskan Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native American Programs host Tribal Council Workshop, November 13th & 14th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Idaho Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Limited English Proficiency Webinar, November 14th, on-line. Visit

Representatives from HUD, the U.S. Small Business Administration & Health & Human Services participate in How to Partner with Federal Government Programs Workshop, November 13th, Renton, Washington. RSVP with rosestrong1@aol.com

Washington Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Blended Occupancy (Section 8 with Housing Credit and HOME) Webinar, November 13th, on-line. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Conquering RD Compliance Workshop, November 13th to 15th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Native American Indian Housing Council hosts Pathways Home Work on implementing homebuyer education programs, November 18th to 19th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

In collaboration with HUD & U.S. Interagency Council on Homeless, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hosts West Coast National Permanent Housing Conference, November 19th& 20th, Hollywood, California. Visit

Alaska Municipal League hosts annual Local Government Conference, November 18th to 22nd, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

HUD's Northwest Office of Native American Programs & National American Indian Housing Council host Pathway Home, a "train-the-trainer" workshop on developing & delivering a comprehensive homebuyer education program, November 18th to 22nd, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Cold Climate Housing Research Council hosts Fall Back to Basics workshop, November 19th, Fairbanks, Alaska.Visit

Washington Association of Counties hosts annual County Leaders Conference, November 19th to 21st, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium hosts annual Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, November 19th to 22nd, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Cold Climate Housing Research Council hosts Fall Back to Basics workshop, November 20th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

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

American Planning Association Chapter of Oregon hosts 2019 Legal Issues Workshop, December 6th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

NeighborWorks hosts Portland Training Institute, December 9th to 13th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

HUD Washington hosts Section 3/SPEARS Workshop, December 12th, in-person or remotely, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities hosts Needs Assessment Training, December 17th & 18th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

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