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Northwest HUDLines
September 2018
HUD e-Briefs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington
Leland Jones, Editor, 206/220-5356 or Leland.jones@hud.gov
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WELCOME
HUD has new leadership in Oregon
HUD is pleased to welcome Tony Ramirez, a 20-year HUD veteran who has served the past 14 years as director of HUD's Reno, Nevada field office, as our new Oregon Field Office Director. Given HUD's many innovative and effective partners in Oregon, he's a lucky man. On the other hand, given his considerable experience with HUD, Oregon's lucky too.

MOVING FORWARD
HUD hopes to hear from you
In early August the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a legal challenge to HUD's previously-announced plans to consider amending the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) final rule that was adopted in 2015. That process is now moving forward with, a few days earlier, HUD's publication of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in The Federal Register seeking public comments by October 15th on, in particular, changes that will minimize regulatory burden while more effectively aiding program participants to plan for fulfilling their obligation to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act; create a process that is focused primarily on accomplishing positive results, rather than on performing analysis of community characteristics; provide for greater local control and innovation; seek to encourage actions that increase housing choice, including through greater housing supply; and more efficiently utilize HUD resources. HUD is also reviewing comments submitted in response to the withdrawal of the Local Government Assessment Tool and will consider those comments during HUD's consideration of potential changes to the AFFH regulations. "HUD believes very deeply in the purposes of the Fair Housing Act and that states, local governments, and public housing authorities further fair housing choice," said HUD Secretary Carson in announcing the solicitation of public comment, "HUD's 2015 rule often dictated unworkable requirements and actually impeded the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing. It's ironic that the current AFFH rule, which was designed to expand affordable housing choices, is actually suffocating investment in some of our most distressed neighborhoods that need our investment the most. We do not have to abandon communities in need. Instead we believe we can craft a new, fairer rule that creates choices for quality housing across all communities."

CALLING ALL LANDLORDS
HUD launches campaign to recruit landlords to participate in HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program
HUD's Housing Choice Voucher program is Program is the nation's largest rental subsidy program assisting more than two million low-income households each year live in affordable housing. Recent research, however, indicates, says HUD, that “most landlords do not accept voucher-holders, & those who do complain about the program's administrative requirements & . housing authorities which manage the program at the local level. Which is why HUD Secretary Carson has announced formation of a HUD Landlord Task Force & charged it with hosting a number of forums across the county to hear directly from landlords on ways to increase their participation in the program. The research, the Secretary says, “tell us that we have 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. We will be traveling the country to hear directly from landlords about how we can make this critical program more user friendly.” The “listening forums” intended to reveal how HUD might make its primary rent subsidy program more accessible &acceptable, specifically in higher opportunity neighborhoods where landlord participation is lowest. Beginning in September, forums are expected to be held in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City & Salem, Oregon. Following the forums, the Task Force policy recommendations to the Secretary on changes to increase landlord participation. To learn more about what the research has found about landlord participation in HUD's Housing Choice Voucher rent subsidy program, you may want to attend - in person or via Webinar - a September 20th HUD seminar on the topic.

BRIEF BRIEFS
President Donald J. Trump issues a Declaration of Major Disaster requested by Confederated Tribes of the Colville in WA state in response to severe flooding on the Colville Reservation from May 5th to 28th, 2018...Washington State Housing Finance Commission okays $108.4 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits & tax-exempt bonds or notes for construction or preservation of 568 affordable housing units in seven projects in 10 projects in Airway Heights, Des Moines, Kent, Parkland, Puyallup, Redmond, Royal City & Seattle...Oregon Housing & Community Services awards $171 million in low-income tax credits, HOME funds & other state & local funds for preservation or construction of 796 “much-needed” affordable housing says director Margaret Salazar in Beaverton, Bend, Central Point, Eugene, Lebanon, Milton-Freewater, Molalla, Portland, Redmond, Roseburg, Salem, Silverton & Veneta...With one “tiny home” village for the homeless under construction in Port Orchard, Washington & another planned for southern part of county, Home for All & Kitsap County host 4 public meetings across county to explain its plans for additional villages says Kitsap Sun...Portland, Oregon City Council votes unanimously, says Oregonian local zoning code “make it more difficult to redevelop mobile home parks” that's expected to affect 56 parks that are home to 3,000 residents...Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Idaho & Alaska Native Villages of Stebbins, St. Michael, Unalakleet, Newtok & St. Paul, repots Solar Power World, are among 15 winners nationwide of U.S. Energy Department grants to “harness...undeveloped energy resources to reduce or stabilize energy costs"...KUOW reports that, with a declining congregation, the University Christian Church in Seattle, Washington is for sale, but not its parking lot which will be transferred, the congregation decided, to the non-profit Bellwether Housing to develop Arbora Court, 133 units affordable housing...Idaho Statesman takes an in-depth at 23 completed, underway or proposed developments that, for the 6th straight year, are putting the “boom” in downtown Boise...With only one of its 3 finishing pumps operative, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon awarded HUD “imminent threat” grant to $447,000 to repair defective pumps & insure supply of potable water for community's 4,000 residents & continued capacity to combat wildland fires says Bend Bulletin...Ketchum, Idaho City Council okays 99-year lease of parcel with Ketchum Community Development Corporation to build 29 units of affordable housing units in one of state's priciest housing markets pending success of low-income housing tax credit application reports Idaho Mountain Express...After $14.5 million clean-up, EPA & State of Washington remove Frontier Hard Chrome site -formerly a chrome plating facility for 25 years - just north of the Columbia River in Vancouver Washington from national Superfund list. 

A.I. = O.K.?
Case management shouldn't be document management
After “hundreds of case managers reported spending as much as 75 to 80 percent of their time entering data and putting case notes into computer to maintain files on their clients,” reports The Inlander, Career Index in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho develops SARA,a “cloud-based service, which can be programmed to work through virtually any workflow that involves checking in with clients or staff members, takes much of that data-entry work out of day-to-day schedules”. With SARA, case management sessions are “about the client,” not data entry, Jeff Conroy, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul in northern Idaho observes. It enables, says The Inlander, a case manager “to know right away if there's a problem she can quickly help with by text in between meetings. When they do meet, the time is better spent helping people with their individual needs. Which, Conroy adds, may explain why, since adopting the program, the average shelter stay has been cut in half, to 28 days, which is impressive, considering Idaho hopes to keep people in emergency shelters no longer than 57 days. And, even better, “for the first time in the 10 years I've been here,” Conroy adds, “ everyone in the emergency shelter has a job,"

GOT VIEWS?
Saying its time for “a national discussion on how we can make the” Community Reinvestment Act “work better.” Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting says that an Advance Notification of Public Rulemaking will be published in The Federal Register seeking public comment “on the best ways to modernize the regulatory framework implementing” the Act. “As a long-time banker, I have seen firsthand the benefit of CRA investment and how it makes communities vibrant” and “I applaud the effort of community development practitioners and bankers who work together to make an important difference in our nation's neighborhoods,” Comptroller Otting notes. But “I have also seen how limitations in the current CRA regulation can fail to provide consideration to a bank that wants to lend and invest in a community with a need for capital, including many low- and moderate-income areas. Unfortunately, the operation of the current CRA regulation can result in restricted resources. It is time for a national discussion on how we can make the CRA work better.” Comments are expected to be due on a date in November that marks 75 days since publication in The Register.

GOT A FAVE?
HUD Secretary's Award for Opportunity & Empowerment competition opens
The American Planning Association & HUD have set September 10th deadline to submit nominations for 2019 HUD Secretary's Opportunity & Empowerment Award which every year honors just one “community or plan, program, or project that, as a direct result of the effort, demonstrates improved quality of life for low- & moderate-income residents” with an emphasis on “how creative housing, economic development & private investment have been used in or with a comprehensive community development to build social equity & empower individuals & families who reside in that community.” So, here's the thing...the last time our Region won this award was 2014 to the Cook Inlet Housing Authority for its work in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Which means, obviously, it's time for another winner in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington. So, let's get to it, guys, and get those nominations in the mail!!!!!

BRIEF BRIEFS TOO
. . HUD awards a $449,000 "imminent threat" grant to Village of Napakiak western Alaska some 400 miles west of Anchorage to restore landing-area and, thus, supply lines destroyed by "catastrophic" slope failure in May...Seattle, Washington Mayor Jenny Durkan creates first-ever Innovation Advisory Council with representatives from Amazon, Zillow, Microsoft & other “tech giants” to "better highlight technology solutions to help with our homelessness and affordability crisis...While Boise, Idaho has boomed as more than half of state's 44 counties have lost population, Mountain Home & Elmore County, says Midland Reporter-Telegram are looking for ways to buck the downward trend...Housing Works begins leasing up recently-completed Ochoco School Crossing, a former elementary school converted into 29 units of affordable housing in Prineville, Oregon reports KTVZ-TV...HUD anticipates awarding $450,000 “imminent threat” grant to Village of Selawik, Alaska to restore & preserve water supply system that has left a quarter of its 800 residents without potable water because of a “freezing incident” last December...City of Tacoma launches “grand experiment,” reports News Tribune, providing $100,000 in arts grants to 2 artists-in-residence “to use their art to help build community support for addressing the homelessness crisis”...Seattle Housing Authority's Hoa Mai Gardens complex in Yesler Terrace neighborhood awarded Gold Nugget Award for 2018 Best Affordable Housing Community at 55th annual PCBC conference, says Affordable Housing Finance...After voting against funding part of ARCH Community Development's affordable housing for the elderly project in Hailey, Idaho, the Blaine County Commission decides it will reports Idaho Mountain Express...Partnering with non-profit Rogue Retreat, City of Medford, Oregon launching pilot to enlist homeless with community service obligations to work a couple of hours each morning , says Mail Tribune, “picking up messes, washing windows, sweeping sidewalks and even dealing with stuff nobody wants to get near” in downtown...Calling it "a step in filling the critical need" for affordable housing in Vancouver, Washington, .REACHCDC breaks ground for Isabella Court II, 49 units of permanent affordable housing for homeless families in downtown says The Columbian.

NOFA-TU-NITY
Get the lead out!
HUD has set a September 25th, 2018 date for state, county, city & Federally-recognized Tribal governments as well as special districts to apply for a total of $212 million in Lead Paint Hazard Reduction grants to help them undertake “comprehensive programs to identify & control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations.” Some 50 grants are expected to be awarded ranging from $1 million to $4.1 million. Individuals, non-profits & organizations that were aware these or HUD Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program as a result of the fiscal year 2017 competition are not eligible to apply.

NOFA-TWO-NITY
Be prepared
FEMA has set a January 31st, 2019 deadline for state, local & Federally-recognized Tribal governments to apply for a total of $235.2 million in Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funds to implement & sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals & property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters.” Some 250 grants are expected to be awarded. FEMA will provide allocations of $575,000 to states and territories; & a tribal set aside of $15 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning &projects. The remaining balance of funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives.

NOFA-THREE-NITY
Funding to prevent & end homelessness now available
The King County Combined Funders Group - the King County Office of Housing & Community Development, the City of Seattle Office of Housing, the King County & Seattle housing authorities, United Way of Seattle/King County & ARCH A Regional Coalition for Housing - have announced the availability just under $87.9 million in capital, operating & rent subsidy funds to advance the principles & priorities of All Home - i.e., the Seattle-King County Continuum of Care. The application deadlines for each of the offering's component programs varies, but most occur in mid-September.

NOFA-XTENSION
Protecting manufactured housing parks - and their residents
Oregon Housing & Community Services has issued notice extending the deadline to apply for a remaining balance of about $11.5 million in funds to help eligible manufactured & mobile home park resident groups or nonprofits gain control over rising rents or take control when owners may close park until December 28th.

BRIEF BRIEFS THREE
Less than 1 after Peninsula Housing Authority broke ground for $18.5m transformation of Mt. Angeles View into Sea Ridge it celebrates completion of phase 1 of the 63-unit that will, not just preserve, but expand Port Angeles, Washington's affordable housing stock reports Peninsula Daily News...Alaska Housing Finance Corporation awarded 3-year, $767,362 renewal grant under HUD's Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS/HIV to provide 3 units of facility-based housing, as well as tenant-based rental assistance to 13 households, short-term rental assistance to 37 households & in collaboration with the Alaska AIDS Assistance Association, 100 program beneficiaries with supportive services...City of Seattle, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle University basketball team, players from the Seattle Sounders & lots of moms, dads & kids celebrate grand opening of Yesler Terrace that, said one to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, will be “the center” of the revitalizing neighborhood...With funds from the Clatsop Housing Authority & Oregon Housing & Community Services, a blighted, tax-delinquent 4-plex in Astoria, Oregon is being transformed, says The Astorian reports, by Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, into home for women who are pregnant or with newborns who are recovering from opioids & addiction...Inland Cellular LLC wins one of 12 USDA telecommunications & Community Connect grants that will cyber-connect 266 homes & 34 businesses in town of Pierce in Clearwater County, Idaho...Former Vancouver, Washington Mayor Tim Leavitt, now with OTAK developers, files plans for Elwood Apartments, 58u of affordable housing to be built on parcel owned by the Vancouver Housing Authority says The Columbian...David Bobbitt, chairman & CEO of the Community 1st Bank in Post Falls, Idaho elected to 4-year term as Bank Director of Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines representing Idaho...By 4 t0 3 vote Bellevue, Washington City Council okays zoning amendment to permit permanent, year-round shelter for homeless in city says Mercer Island Reporter...Washington Department of Commerce's Public Words Board awards $5.4 million in loans for pre-construction work on water system & infrastructure projects in Camas, Cle Elum, Dayton, Deer Park, King County, Pasco, Rock Island, Rosalia & Waitsburg.

FACT-SINATING
Where to “flip” & not to “flip”
Have you been bitten by the “house-flipping” bug? Well, WalletHub that these days Nampa, Idaho'[s the 2nd & Boise the 3rd-best market for flipping among 172 it analyzed. On the other hand, it ranks Spokane, Washington 45th, Salem, Oregon 60th, Tacoma, Washington 83rd, Seattle, Washington 103rd, Vancouver, Washington 135th, Anchorage, Alaska 137th & Portland, Oregon 149th. And, WalletHub reminds us, “the process isn't as easy as the professionals on television make it look. Any experienced home flipper would caution you that transforming a fixer-upper into a profitable property is a difficult process. In other words, don't get your hands dirty until you've learned a thing or two about real estate, construction and how much damage your project could do to your wallet.”

NOTABLE & QUOTABLE
Jamming for the homeless
“A HUGE thank you to the more than 160 businesses—both big &small—philanthropic partners, and individuals that have committed more than $11 million to fight homelessness. Even more important is seeing our community and fans rally around this effort. Tens of thousands of you have acted by signing up for The Home Shows mailing list, watching stories of our neighbors with lived experience with homelessness, volunteering, getting registered to vote - and voting. And this is just the beginning. You have more influence than you think—and now is the time to use it. Email your elected officials and let them know what you want from them. Ask your employers what they're doing on this issue. Support businesses committed to ending homelessness. Go out of your way to say “Hello” and “How can I help?” when you see a neighbor experiencing homelessness. Then, keep learning, donating, volunteering, paying attention, and believing. The more than 12,000 people living on the streets of our city need us to” - Ed, Stone, Mike, Jeff & Matt of Pearl Jam following two sold-out Home Shows at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington, August 15, 2018.

QUOTEWORTHY
On the road to success
“I want to be a success story. I want to show that despite everything that someone can go through that if you just keep fighting for your life success can happen, with help and support and love from the community” -- James Boulanger, 43, a victim of abuse when he was a child & homelessness, “off & on,” since 18,t who now lives in The Van Buren House in Corvallis, Oregon that acquired by Corvallis Housing First just over a year ago and which, explains Brad Smith, “is not just housing,” but with the stability and supportive services it provides, “a first step in a long process” - The Gazette-Times, August 5th, 2018.

NOTE WORTHY
Murkowski tackles overcrowded housing
“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, August 27th, 2018, commenting on the first-ever field hearing of the U.S. Senate's Indian Affairs Committee in the village of Savoonga on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea over 100 miles from mainland Alaska & about 40 miles from Russia on the subject of overcrowded housing & its impact on American Indians & Alaska Native.

WORTH A NOTE
Knowing - and serving - your market
“We've gotten to an environment now where housing is such a critical part of being able to attract a labor force, and since agriculture is our primary economic driver, we're interested in trying to help our primary economic driver.” - Lowel Krueger, executive director of the Yakima Housing Authority, on a project in Granger, the Authority is currently building that will house farmworkers during the harvest season & the homeless in the winter, KIMA-TV, May 24, 2018. The project recently won an Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials.

WORTH A “WHEW”!!!
One-stopping
Any time HUD proposes a new way of doing business its partners quiver and quake, fearful that some hair-brained sched cooked-up by a “cabal of wonks” 3,000 miles away is going to upset & undermine something our partners are doing that's proven successful. Such was certainly the case a few years back when HUD proposed that Continuums of Care which use HUD funds to support locally-determined projects to prevent & end homelessness were directed to implement a Coordinated Entry policy in serving the homeless. Essentially, HUD argued, it would make more sense to have homeless individuals or families have to knock on just one door rather than many to obtain the help they needed. As is often the case with such directives, our partners greeted the news with anxiety, not enthusiasm. A couple of years later, however, the idea seems to be working & gaining wide acceptance among the once-anxious. Consider the experience of CATCH - Charitable Assistance to Community's Homeless - Inc. serving the homeless in Boise & Ada County, Idaho. A year into implementing Coordinated Entry, it's already helped more than 100 people, says The Idaho Press, “Instead of a single case manager at a shelter getting you on 13 different waiting lists, filling out 13 different forms and telling your story 13 different times, there's no reason we can't streamline that and centralize it,,” says CATCH executive director Wyatt Schroeder. Here, here! It's making so much sense that, when it opens its doors later this fall, Boise's New Path Community Housing - the state's very first Housing First complex for the homeless - tells KIVI-TV it'll use Coordinated Entry to make sure those it serves gets the services they need. The moral of this tale? Sometimes change - even changes cooked-up by a “cabal of wonks 3,000 miles away” can be a change for the better.

JUST PUBLISHED
HUD posts 90-minute Basics of Fair housing training video on the what's, why's & when's of the Fair Housing Act on YouTube that's available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year anyone & everyone interested in their rights & obligations under the Act...HUD publishes a toolkit for HUD-approved housing counselors on how to help their clients to prepare for & recover from disasters...HUD's Office of Housing Counseling publishes toolkits on how HUD-approved counseling agencies can help clients prepare for & recover from disasters...HUD publishes A Pilot Study of Landlord Acceptance of Housing Choice Vouchers.

NOTES TO NOTE
HUD sets September 10th deadline to submit nominations for American Planning Association & HUD Secretary's Opportunity & Empowerment Award...USDA Rural Utilities Service sets September 10th deadline to submit comments on implementation of its e-Connectivity Pilot, a program created by Congress in 2018 that's been appropriated $600 million for loans & grants to boost broadband service in rural communities...City of Seattle sets September 12th deadline to apply for some $40 million in city, state & HUD funds to preserve & produce affordable housing...HUD extends deadline to apply for total of $15 million in Jobs Plus Initiative funds to September 13th...HUD sets September 17th deadline to apply for up to 5 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants...HUD sets September 25th deadline to apply for $212 million in Lead Paint Hazard Reduction Program funds...HUD sets September 18th deadline to apply for $2.1 billion in funding to assist community-wide efforts by Continuums of Care to prevent & end homelessness...Department of Labor sets September 18th deadline to apply for some 85 YouthBuild grants of between $700,000 & $1.1 million...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...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
Native Learning Center hosts Tribal Housing: Customer Service Webinar, September 4th, on-line. Visit

Housing Assistance Council hosts Webinar on maturing multifamily mortgages s& their effect on rural America's affordable rental stock, September 6th, on-line. Visit

Housing Oregon hosts 2018 Fall Industry Support Conference, September 7th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Association of Alaska Housing Authorities & HUD's Alaska Office of Native Americans Programs host EPIC IHP/APR Reporting Workshop, September 11th, Anchorage Alaska. Visit

HUD's Office of Housing Counseling hosts pre-certification Webinar for HUD-approved housing counselors on Homeownership, September 6th, on-line. Visit

Alaska Association of REALTORS hosts Annual Conference, September 11th to 15th, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts HOME Investment Partnership Workshop, September 11, Salem, Oregon. Visit

FHA's Santa Ana Homeownership Center hosts How to Complete Today's FHA Appraisal, September 11th, Santa Ana, California. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Fundamentals Workshop, September 11th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Compliance Advanced Workshop, September 12th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Washington County & City Planning Directors Association hosts Annual Convention, September 12th to 14th, Chelan, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Fair Housing Training & Hot Topics: Hoarding, Harassment, and Hoodlums Workshop, September 13th, Lincoln City, Oregon. Visit

Affordable Housing Management Association of Idaho hosts Understanding HOME Webinar, September 13th, on-line. Visit

Washington State Housing Finance Commission hosts Tax Credit Compliance Fundamentals Workshop, September 14th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians host Annual Fall Conference, September 17th to 20th, Worley, Idaho. Visit

National Association of State Community Services Programs hosts Annual Training Conference, September 17th to 21st, Bellevue, Washington. Visit

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation hosts Certified Aging in Place Specialist Designation Workshop, September 17th to 19th, Anchorage. Visit

All Home - the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care - hosts one of 3 community meeting to gather input on developing “guiding framework for homeless housing and service providers and funders,” September 17th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Inaugural edition of HUD Office of Native American Programs National Webinar Series focuses on the Lummi
Nation's plans for Sche'Lang'En Village on its reservation near Bellingham, Washington, September 18th, on-line. Visit

Center for Creative Land Recycling hosts Brownfields Workshop, September 18th, Yakima, Washington. Visit

Northwest Indian Housing Association hosts Quarterly Meeting, September 18th to 20th, Grand Ronde, Oregon. Visit

Oregon Association of REALTORS hosts annual fall conference, September 18th to 21st, Eugene, Oregon. Visit

Idaho Nonprofits hosts its annual state conference, September 19th to 21st, Nampa, Idaho. Visit

HUD holds on-line conversation about landlord participation in its Housing Choice Voucher rent subsidy program & what can be done to increase participation by landlords in the program, September 20th, on-line. Visit

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation& Anchorage Home Builders Association host Universal Design/Build Workshop, September 20th & 21st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

All Home - the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care - hosts one of 3 community meeting to gather input on developing “guiding framework for homeless housing and service providers and funders,” September 21st, Redmond Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Occupancy Focus Class for HUD Managers Workshop, September 19th, Grants Pass, Oregon. Visit

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation hosts Universal Design/Build Workshop, September 20th & 21st, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit

HUD Washington hosts Fair Labor Standards & Davis-Bacon Workshop for CDBG & HOME recipients & Pubic & Tribal Housing Authorities, September 24th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

Idaho Association of Counties hosts Annual Conference September 24th to 26th. Boise. Idaho. Visit

HUD Washington hosts Federal Labor Standards & Davis-Bacon Workshop for Contractors, September 25th, Seattle, Washington. Visit

HUD's Office of Housing Counseling offers pre-certification Webinar for HUD-approved housing counselors on Avoiding Foreclosure, September 25th, on-line. Visit

All Home - the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care - hosts one of 3 community meeting to gather input on developing “guiding framework for homeless housing and service providers and funders,” September 25th, Kent, Washington. Visit

Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association hosts Wednesday Workshop with Oregon Housing & Community Services on rent calculations & reviewing tenant files, September 26th, Salem, Oregon. Visit  

Washington Association of REALTORS hosts Fall Convention, September 26th to 28th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Affordable Housing Management Association of Washington hosts Advanced Legal Seminar-Western Washington Issues, September 26th, Tukwila, Washington. Visit   

HUD Oregon hosts Family Self Sufficiency & Resident Services Conference, September 27th, Portland, Oregon. Visit

Rural Community Action Committee hosts Outreach and Well Assessment Workshop, September 27th, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Affordable Housing Management Association of Washington hosts Advanced Legal Seminar on Eastern Washington Issues, September 27th, Spokane, Washington. Visit
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League of Oregon Cities hosts 93rd annual convention, September 27th to 29th, Eugene, Oregon. 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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