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Northwest HUDLines
October 2018
HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington
Leland Jones, Editor, (206) 220-5356 or Leland.jones@hud.gov
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HAPPY NEW (fiscal) YEAR!

SECOND LOOKS
Protecting FHA Fund from over-valuation
FHA - the Federal Housing Administration - has issued Mortgagee Letter 2018-06 under which - effective October 1st, 2018 & through September 30th, 2019 - FHA will “require a second appraisal be conducted where a collateral risk assessment of the initial appraisal submitted for use in the HECM” - Home Equity Conversion Mortgage “origination determines additional support for the collateral value is required.” . Lenders may not close or approve a HECM until FHA has performed a collateral risk assessment &, if required, a second appraisal is completed. FHA will evaluate the results of this new policy six and nine months after it takes effect t determine if should be continued beyond Federal fiscal year 2019.

REDEFINING THE CHALLENGE
Investing in bricks, mortar & people
“Every one of us here knows that the current model of public housing is unsustainable, in both dollars and common sense. The costs of operating public housing continue to climb, yet, the way subsidies are currently calculated today, dates back to when Reagan was President. So, it's definitely time for them to be adjusted. But our rent reform agenda goes far beyond simply adjusting rents. It centers on three key issues. First, the current policies ensure that the more our residents earn, the more rent they have to pay. Where then, is the incentive to work, or to get a better paying job, or have two parents living together and sharing their wages? There isn't any, which really defies common sense. Our rent reform proposal, therefore, removes these perverse incentives by having a three-year recertification of income -- and removes the requirement that tenants must report any income increases, immediately. One could even say it's like not having to pay taxes for three years. This change will cut down on the major paper trail and encourage HUD-assisted households to earn and save more money and, eventually, achieve self-sufficiency. Which will give us the opportunity to serve another family. To me this is all about fairness - making sure other deserving folks also have a chance to receive federal housing assistance. Second, our proposal will provide local public housing authorities with the flexibility to implement any one of our Choice Rent structures. We believe that local housing authorities, not Washington, should have more control and choice on how best to serve their communities - again, it just makes sense to provide greater flexibility to those officials who best understand the specialized needs of their residents. Third, our policies are aimed toward moving families from a life of dependency to one of self-reliance and greater opportunity. We need to invest not only in bricks and mortar, but in human capital as well.” - HUD Secretary Carson before the National Multifamily Housing Conference, September 14, 2018

CALLING ALL LANDLORDS
Help us improve the Housing Choice Voucher program
In August HUD Secretary Carson announced formation of a Department-wide task force as part of a national campaign to larger campaign to encourage more landlords to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program, the nation's rental subsidy program assisting more than 2 million low-income households each year. Recent studies, however, have shown most landlords do not accept voucher-holders & those who do complain about the program's administrative requirements suggesting, observed Secretary Carson, that HUD has a lot of work to do to engage more landlords, so our Housing Choice Voucher Program can offer real choice to the families we serve,” How much work should become clearer during a series of HUD-hosted landlord forums to, the Secretary added, “to hear directly from landlords about how we can make this critical program more user friendly.” The first of these forums already has been held in Washington, D. C with others scheduled shortly in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and, closest to home, at the public library in Salem, Oregon from 10 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday, October 16th. If you're a landlord who has experience with HUD's Housing Choice Voucher program, we'd like to hear from you, especially about what we can do to get more landlords to say YES by participating in the program. If you can join us in person, register at HUD Landlord Listening Session. But if you can't attend & have ideas of what we can do, please send us your ideas & suggestions by October 19th. Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians depend on the Housing Choice Voucher program & the success of that program depends in large measure on you, the landlord. It's a good program that, together, we can make even better. In person or in writing, we hope to hear from you.

BRIEF BRIEFS
President Donald Trump issues Major Disaster Declaration authorizing public & hazard mitigation assistance to assist state, local & Tribal gov'ts in recovering from severe flooding from May 1st to 13th in Matanuska-Susitna Borough Alaska . ...Mercy Housing Northwest's Mercy Plaza Othello project wins an Affordable Housing Finance magazine's 2018 Readers' Choice Award...A 3-judge panel of 9th U.S. Ct. of Appeals unanimously overturns earlier U.S. District Court's rulings upholding the City of Boise, Idaho ordinance authorize prosecution of in public places & City files appeal urging Court to reconsider its decision...Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau says it is preparing to purchase Westwind Apartments in the city's Old Town neighborhood with funds from its 2016 affordable housing tax levy and convert its current 70 units of single-room occupancy housing with the “pair the new housing with supportive services for individuals exiting homelessness”...Oregon Housing & Community Services' Housing Stability Council reserves almost $5.6 million in LIFT - Local Innovation Fast Track - funding for not-for-profits to build more than 80 single-family homes in Newberg, Bay City, Portland, Sisters, Rogue River, Bend, Florence, Cottage Grove & Philomath...Mercy Housing Northwest & Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan break ground for $46 million, 84 unit of affordable housing for low-income & homeless families thanks to funds from City & $30 million from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation says Seattle Times...Portland< Oregon Landmarks Commission oks Northwest Housing Alternatives' plan to preserve historic Buck-Prager Building - built in 1918 as Portland Women's Hospital but more recently slated for tear-down - as part of its plan for 148 apartments for elderly & low-wage workers in Northwest, says Oregonian...HHS' Health Resources & Services Administration awards s more than $1.5 million in rural health policy grants to increase access to substance abuse treatment facilities in La Grande, Lebanon, Lincoln City, Lakevie4w & Pendleton in Oregon & Ellensburg, Elma & Newport in Washington...Olympia, Washington City Council approves funding for emergency services for the homeless. including a new encampment & expansion of two existing shelters, says The Olympian, the first use of proceeds from a Home Fund approved by city voters in February...Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines names Banner Bank of Everett, Washington & a “Get Real Financial Literacy Fair” collaboration of four Alaska Federal credit unions - Tongass, Alaska USA, Union 1 & Northern Skies - & three Hawaiian credit unions - Pacific, Hawaiian & Hawaiian Tel - as among nine2018 Strong Communities competition finalists.

CONGRATS
Herman gets his due
A Hall of Fame. Baseball's got one & so does football, basketball & hockey. Heck, even rock n' roll has one. So why not affordable housing? Lo & behold it does & the Washington State Housing Finance Commission's Kim Herman has just been named as one of the four members of the Affordable Housing Finance Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. Congratulations on an honor well-earned.

ENABLING THE DISABLED
HUD awards additional “mainstream” vouchers for persons with disabilities
HUD has awarded 19 housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington almost 1,000 additional “mainstream” rental vouchers for non-elderly persons with disabilities. Today's announcement will provide 50 additional rental vouchers to non-elderly persons with disabilities in Alaska, 142 vouchers in Idaho, 366 vouchers in Oregon and 408 vouchers in Washington State with a total annual dollar value of $$7,212,410 in HUD rent subsidies. Mainstream vouchers provide funding to housing agencies to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; homeless; or at risk of becoming homeless, “With tight housing markets in virtually every community in our region, these are especially welcome funds,” said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris, “providing almost 1,000 additional households with non-elderly members with disabilities the resources they need to live in and make contributions to the communities they call home..” The grants were part of a national announcement of $98.5 million to 285 local housing authorities across the country to provide assist 11,931 additional non-elderly. 

STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY CITY VOUCHERS AWAREDED AMOUNT
ALASKA Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Anchorage 50 $421,110
    AK TOTAL 50 $42,110
IDAHO Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Pocatello 22 $116,094
  Boise City Housing Authority Boise 45 $263,915
  Ada Co. Housing Authority Boise 25 $146,598
  Idaho Housing and Finance Association Statewide 50 $215,448,
    ID TOTAL 142 $526,607
OREGON Housing Authority of Clackamas County Oregon City 41 $329,440
  Housing Authority of Portland Portland 99 $859,079
  Housing Authority & Comm Services of Lane Co. Eugene 33 $190,278
  Housing Authority of Jackson County Medford 35 $180,173
  Housing Authority of Yamhill County McMinnville 45 $325,772
  Housing Authority of Washington County Hillsboro 45 $425,580
  Mid-Columbia Housing Authority The Dalles 28 $170,188
  Central Oregon Regional Housing Authority Redmond 40 $273,812
    OR TOTAL 366 $2,754,322
WASHINGTON Seattle Housing Authority Seattle 79 $813,906
  Housing Authority of King County Seattle 99 $894,363
  Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver Vancouver 40 $361,298
  Housing Authority of Snohomish County Everett 50 $628,200
  Housing Authority of Thurston County Olympia 50 $298,698
  Housing Authority of City of Spokane Spokane 90 $513,906
    WA TOTAL 408 $3,510,371
    REGION X TOTAL 966 $7,212,410


HEALTHY HOUSING BOOST
Healthy homes for healthy villages
Three organizations serving Alaskan Natives were among 13 nationwide to win a total of $12 million in first-ever HUD Healthy Homes Tribal Production grants to protect children and families from health and safety hazards in their homes. The Organized Village of Kake and the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority each won $1 million while the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium won $868,236. Healthy Homes Tribal Production grants will assist and protect families by targeting health hazards in 1,300 low-income homes nationwide - including more than 100 in Alaska - with significant home health and safety hazards Given Alaska's climatic conditions, a particular focus of the efforts there will be on issues related to recurring mold and mildew as well as respiratory ailments that result for poor ventilation in addition to Healthy Homes organizational capacity-building and community outreach and education. The grants, said HUD Secretary Carson, show “HUD's commitment to collaborate with tribal communities to ensure that their housing is healthy and safe." HUD Assistant Deputy Secretary Matthew Franklin & HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris visited Juneau, Alaska to make the announcement. “Healthy Home” is “not just going in and repairing homes,” said the Tlingit Haida authority's Joyce Niven at the press conference. “It's educating people about managing their homes in a healthy manner.”

HOMER SWEET HOME
Getting the lead out
So, what does a “healthy home” actually look like? Well, you could ask Healthy Home, the mascot of the City of Pocatello Lead Safety & Healthy Homes Program, but he doesn't talk. So, why not ask Aly & Josh Potter, owns of the first of 82 that, under a $1.5 HUD Lead Based Paint Reduction grant, will be certified as lead-safe. So, what would they say. Here's a hint - "It means so much that we have the reassurance that our kids are safe in the home," HUD, the City of Pocatello & Healthy Homer are happy too. See why.

BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government names Tacoma Housing Authority & Tacoma Community College's College Housing Assistance Program one of 2018's Top 25 Government Innovations. . Alaska Housing Finance Corporation celebrates grand opening of Vista Rose II, 78 units of affordable housing for those 55 or older in Wasilla says The Frontiersman...City of Vancouver, Washington celebrates grant opening of the 30u Meriwether Place, the first affordable housing complex completed using funds from a local property tax levy approved widely by voters in November, 2016 The Columbian reports...Housing Authority of Snohomish County celebrates grand opening of Trillium Court in Mountlake Terrace, Washington that, says MLT News, it bought in 2015 and has now converted into 40 affordable units for the elderly...HUD awards $450,000 Indian Community Development Block Grant k "imminent threat" grant to Village of Selawik, Alaska to restore water & sewer system badly-damaged by freeze last winter that, if not repaired, threatens Village's long-term sustainability...Telling KPIC-TV that “Preserving properties with federal rental assistance is a proven strategy that helps address the housing crisis,” NeighborWorks Umpqua says it's bought 40-unit Rose Apartments for the elderly & persons with disabilities in downtown Roseburg, Oregon, adding that “rental assistance, more people would be at a high risk of homelessness”...Transitions makes plans to welcome first residents - homeless women & their kids - of Home Yard Cottages, 24 affordable cottages that, Transitions' board chair Steven Jarvis tells Spokesman Review, are “a giant step forward to end homeless in Spokane,” Washington...Fairbanks Native Association & Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska win $6.2 million from HHS' Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to “combat opioid addiction & improve access to mental health services for youth & young adults”...Adrienne Quinn, director of Kin County, Washington's Department of Community & Human Services since 2012, will resign later this fall to accept distinguished practitioner position at University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance...HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris travels to western Washington with staff from Northwest Office of Native American Programs to meet with leaders of the Quileute, Makah, Lower Elwha Klallam & Jamestown S'Klallam Tribes...Puget Sound Regional Council honors the Downtown Emergency Service Center's The Estelle & the Low Income Housing Institute's The Marion West, both located in Seattle, Washington, with Vision 2040 Awards as “innovative projects & programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows...Saying modular housing "may play a key part " in meeting King County/Seattle affordable housing shortage, County Executive Dow Constantine announces County is buying first modular units to house up to 100 people affordably...Saying they will “set the stage for long-term economic growth & community health in rural Oregon., Business Oregon awards almost $5.6 million in HUD Community Development Block Grant funds for public works, community facilities, housing rehabilitation & microenterprise projects in the cities of Chiloqin, Tillamook, St. Helens, Independence and Pendleton & Harney County.
 
! ! ! BREAKING NEWS ! ! !
Promoting innovative & affordable homeownership
Freddie Mac to expand support for shared equity & will start purchasing Community Land Trust Mortgages to facilitate preservation of affordable housing in low- to mid-income market. We were “able to take a fresh look at existing mortgage products in this space, listen to the needs in the housing industry & collaborate with leading organizations to bring this innovative offering to market,” says Freddie Mac vice president Mike Dawson.

NEWS TO USE
New rents in effect
HUD publishes fiscal year 2018 Fair Market Rents effective October 1st, 2018.

GOT VIEWS?
The Department on Homeland Security has announced its intention to propose a rule to “clearly define long-standing law to ensure that those seeking to enter and remain in the United States either temporarily or permanently can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits” “Under long-standing federal law, those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,,” said Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen. The benefits which are will be the focus of the rule include “are federal, state, local, or tribal cash assistance for income maintenance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid (with limited exceptions for Medicaid benefits paid for an "emergency medical condition," and for certain disability services related to education), Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), institutionalization for long-term care at government expense, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, and Public Housing.” The Department has released the proposed rule in advance of its publication in The Federal Register. Once it is published in The Register, the Department says, the public will have 60 days to comment on it.

NOFA-NEWS
Consistent w/ Executive Order 13777 - Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda - effective September 5th, 2018 USDA's Rural Utilities Service will restrict publication of Notices of Funding Availability to www.grants.gov & its Web site.

NOFA-TU-NITY
XOXOX
The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development sets December 7th deadline for incorporated cities or boroughs to apply for Community Development Block Grant funds of up to $850,000 for community development projects benefitting low & moderate income individuals& families. Some $2.6 million in grants is expected to be awarded this year. Applications should be submitted to the Department's Fairbanks office.

BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
U.S. Treasury's Community Development Finance Institutions program awards over $7.3 million in financial assistance to 15 community development financial institutions in Alaska(2), Idaho(1), Oregon(8) & Washington(4) to provide "vital financial services and lending to low-income communities"...Washington Department of Commerce awards $9.9 million in Housing Trust Funds to preserve 1,179 affordable housing units in 23 complexes in 10 communities - Longview, Yakima, Shoreline, Kent, Seattle, Vancouver, Tacoma, Parkland, Spokane, Auburn & Bellingham...Spokane Housing Ventures tells Spokesman Review its work on 48-unit Jayne Auld Manor affordable housing will begin "early next year" in city's Hillyard neighborhood...City of Anchorage Alaska acquires 2 lots near shelter & soup kitchen from local auctioneer who has said "for years" that facilities "have hurt his business." Acquisitions may ultimately may be used to expand "services for the homeless says Anchorage Daily News...RAD - HUD's innovative Rental Assistance Demonstration initiative - celebrates preservation of its 100,000th housing unit by using HUD resources to leverage some $5.5 billion in private investments...In April, 2018 Cascadia Behavioral Health celebrated completion of the first-half of its new Garlington Campus in Portland, Oregon - 52 units of affordable housing for low-income families & people with disabilities - & in September completed the other half with the opening of an integrated, “soup-to-nuts” health clinic to integrated health clinic with “mental health, substance use recovery, primary care, and wellness programs says The Lund Report...Recently-formed interfaith organization Family Promise of Clark County, Washington will open a day center for homeless families this fall at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Camas says Post Record...City of Springfield, Oregon doubles funding to St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County & Catholic Community Services of Lane County to support their collaboration with faith-based organizations operating eight overnight parking programs for the homeless says Register Guard...Washington Department of Commerce awards $2.8 million in grants & ow-interest loans to spur high-speed broadband service & $500,000 for economic feasibility studies to promote business & job growth in Jefferson, Klickitat, Mason, Skagit, Snohomish and Whitman counties...The City Council, media & general public get one last look, reports Idaho Falls Post Register, at the 90-year-old Bonneville Hotel in downtown the day before City finalizes its purchases & moves forward with a re-do expect to be completed next fall.

“AND THE SURVEY SAYS...”
The view from Central Oregon
A Housing for All regional consortium survey that generated 772 responses found, reports KTVZ-TV, that 84 percent of Central Oregon believes that housing affordability is a “serious problem” while 46 percent found it the shortage of affordable rental housing was a serious problem for the extremely low-income & 38 percent said it was for middle-income residents. Some 62 percent of the 92 employers responding said their employees have problems finding housing & 73 percent “indicated that the availability of housing is a “serious” problem or “somewhat” of a problem for recruiting employees.”

FACT-ASTIC?
Is the rental market finally cooling-off?
For the first time since 2012, reports Zillow Research, in August, 2018 the nation's median remained year-over' year from 2017. “The median rent nationwide is $1,440,” in August 2018 was “unchanged from a year ago - marking a sixth consecutive month of slowing and 27 months of sub-3 percent annual growth

NOT-SO-FACT-ASTIC
The overcrowding crisis
“The overcrowding rate here in the Bering Strait region is one of the highest in the state, with an estimated 27 percent of households being classified as overcrowded or severely overcrowded. That's more than 4.3 times the state-wide average and more than 8.3 times the national average,” Senator Murkowski said. “I think it is important to point out that overcrowding in Indian Country is often the expression of what is actually homelessness, with families taking in relatives or community members who otherwise could not find affordable housing options. It is not uncommon for a household in rural Alaska to have multiple generations or multiple families living in them.” - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski at a first-ever U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs field hearing on housing overcrowding among Alaskan Natives, Savoonga, Alaska, August 27th, 2018.

NOTABLE & QUOTABLE
After 16 years directing Northwest Housing Alternatives Martha McLennan reflects on challenges ahead?
“We've got these resources-what we've got to do is get them out quickly to do as much as we can. Cost increases are just kicking us. Is that grumpiness about cost increases going to reduce the quality of the housing that we've developed? Are we going to build things that aren't as durable or that risk overcrowding or not meeting peoples' needs in some way? That's something that we need to be cautious about. A lot of the housing we need right now is large family housing. Where people used to find a duplex or single-family home that had three bedroom or four bedroom capacity, they can't find that anymore. And the market doesn't build 3 and 4 bedroom stuff-it's harder to finance it. So what are we going to do? One of the things I love about this industry is it's always a puzzle-blending new financing sources, building in new communities. So as we see an aging population and singles - people in their young adult years - how many multi-family buildings do we need, and what's the mix that's going to work for people aging, for people downsizing, for families growing up? And how do we have an eye on the long term because we're not going to stop needing this housing in 15 years or 20 years or even 30 years. So how do we build good quality stock that meets those needs for the long term rather than rushing to less expensive solutions but that aren't durable? We could build little tiny units but then where are the families going to go? So one of the lessons from my years here is you think, “Thirty years of affordability, that's a long time!” But no, it's not. That 30 years comes due. Having the eye to the long term is really important. It feels like this stress between, there's somebody on the streets now - get them into something, anything. And the underlying structural problem is that their income capacity may be limited for a long time or permanently and so they're not just going to need this for a month or two years or ten years. So, what's this going to look like?” - Northwest Housing Alternatives es from an interview conducted in July 2018.

QUOTEWORTHY
Boise-terism
“If we are to be a community with equality of opportunity, then what is more fundamental to opportunity than a place to live that you can afford?” - Boise, Idaho Mayor David Bieter on September 12th in his 2018 State of the City address in which he proposed a “robust slate” of five local policies to expand supply of affordable housing, including creation of a $22 million housing land trust, expansion of the City's “successful” downtown housing incentive, leveraging both public & private land to attract housing investments, maximizing land-use & zoning regulations to “incentivize” the construction of housing & collaborating with other public partners to find “new resources & tools” to produce affordable housing.

NOTE WORTHY
Is homeownership back in style?
“Between Q4 2006 and Q2 2016, renters accounted for all new households in the United States - over that time, the number of owner households nationwide fell by 1.76 million while the number of renter households increased by 9.72 million. But over the past two years, the trend has reversed and rentership has been on the decline. From Q2 2016 to Q2 2018, the number of renter households has declined by 754,000 while the number of owner households has increased by 3.13 million” -- Aaron Terrazas,” The Decade-Long Growth in Rentership Is Slowly Reversing,” Zillow Research, September 10, 2018.

WORTH NOTING
Housing-nomics
"We've come close to closing our doors due to the employee shortage on Orcas Island," Washington, “said Lisa Rios of Mijitas restaurant. "Three of the last six seasons, we haven't had enough staff to open our outdoor kitchen for lunch and haven't been able to stay open seven days a week. It's vital that our restaurant be fully open during the summers so we can get through our winters." - Restaurant owner Lisa Rios in “Bus Businesses hurt by affordable housing shortage,” The San Juan Islander, September, 2018.e

JUST PUBLISHED
Describing it as the “premier source of data on housing costs and quality” over the last 45 years, HUD Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude announces release of the 2017 American Housing Survey by the U.S. Census * HUD...Seattle Women's' Commission & the Housing Justice Project of the King County Bar release Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle, a first-ever, in-depth look at what happens when a tenant receives an unlawful detainer, step 1 in the eviction process...HUD Policy Development & Research's The Edge takes in-depth look at Bridge Meadows' community in Beaverton Oregon,, its second intergenerational housing complex in the Portland metropolitan area that offers foster kids a chance for a family & seniors a "golden opportunity" have a second one in their golden years...Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University publishes “Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard”...HUD's August, 2018 Housing Market Update now on-line...Fall issue of Housing Assistance Council's Rural Voices takes a look at What Broadband Means for Rural America...If you missed HUD's September 20th national broadcast on Landlord Participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, it's now available on Webcast.

NOTES TO NOTE
.Alaska Housing Finance Corporation sets October 5th deadline to apply for Special Purpose GOAL funds...HUD sets October 10th deadline to submit comments concerning amendments to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule...Okanogan County, Washington Housing Authority sets October 10th deadline to apply for Housing Choice Voucher waiting list...HUD Oregon sets October 19th deadline for Oregon landlords who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program to submit their ideas on what HUD can do to get more landlords to participate in the program...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...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
Department of Children, Youth & Families & the Office of Homeless Youth host Listening Session on their Family & Youth Crisis Systems, October 2nd, Kent, Washington. Visit

Washington Housing Finance Commission & Washington Department of Commerce hosts 25th annual Housing Washington Affordable Housing Conference, October 2nd to 4th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native Americans Programs host Admissions & Occupancy Workshop, October 2nd to 4th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native Americans Programs host Board of Commissioners Training, October 3rd & 4th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Office of Rural Health hosts 35th annual Oregon Rural Health Conference, October 3rd to 5th, Bend, Oregon. Visit

American Planning Association of Washington hosts Annual Conference, October 4th & 5th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
 
Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, October 9th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native Americans Programs host NAHASDA Essentials Workshop, October 9th to 12th, Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit

Idaho Apartment Association hosts 2018 Economic Forecast & Conference, October 9th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Hoarding & Housing: Setting Up for Success, October 10th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

Affordable Housing Management Association of Washington hosts Tenant Selection Basics: Screening, preferences, income targeting, and rejecting applicants Webinar, October 10th, on-line. Visit

Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association hosts Annual Conference, October 10th to 12th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Idaho Association of REALTORS hosts annual Idaho REALTORS Conference, October 10th to 12th, Boise, Idaho. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Advanced Workshop, October 10th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

USDA Rural Development Washington & HUD Seattle host Basics of Affordable Homeownership Workshop, October 11th, Olympia, Washington. Visit

Oregon Association of Counties hosts Annual Conference, October 13th to 15th, Eugene, Oregon. Visit

Mental Health Association of PDX hosts first-ever Oregon Housing Conference on Supportive Housing for People with Mental Illness & Addiction, October 15th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

HUD hosts Landlord Listening Session Improving its Housing Choice Voucher Program, October 16th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness & HUD host Rapid Re-Housing Institute for Continuum of Care & Emergency Solutions Grant recipients, October 16th & 17th, San Diego, California. Visit

National Human Services Data Consortium hosts Annual Conference, October 17th & 18th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association hosts Annual Planning Conference, October 18th, Bend, Oregon. Visit

HUD San Francisco's Multifamily Hub hosts Industry Meet & Greet for Assisted & Insured Property Agents & Owners including properties in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington, October 18th, San Francisco, California. Visit.

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Conquering RD Compliance, October 18th to 20th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

RCAC hosts Core Competencies for HUD Housing Counselor Certification on...Housing Affordability Webinar, October 23rd, on-line. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Fair Housing Trends & Hot Topics - Hoarding, Harassment & Hoodlums, October 24th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit

RCAC hosts Core Competencies for HUD Housing Counselor Certification on...Financial Management Webinar, October 25th, on-line. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Personal Isn't Professional Workshop, October 26th, Salem, Oregon. Visit

RCAC hosts Core Competencies for HUD Housing Counselor Certification on...Fair Housing Webinar, October 30th, on-line. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native Americans Programs host Audit Preparation Workshop, October 31st to November 1st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

RCAC hosts Core Competencies for HUD Housing Counselor Certification on...Avoiding Foreclosure & Eviction, Webinar, November 1st, on-line. Visit

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

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

Washington Association of Counties hosts Annual County Leaders Conference, November 13th to 15th, Tacoma, Washington. Visit

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

Alaska Municipal League hosts 2018 Annual Conference, November 14th to 16th, Anchorage, Alaska. 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

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