The Mission of the Consortium is to provide strategic leadership in crafting program and policy solutions to affordable housing challenges in Snohomish County. 

Housing Snohomish County Project Update


March 8, 2018 Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum

Understanding Student Homelessness


During the 2015-16 school year, there were 3,688 homeless students in Snohomish County. This morning over breakfast, over 70 people came together to learn more about student homelessness in Snohomish County and discuss strategies and ideas for helping homeless students and their families find a safe, stable, affordable home.
Find the full presentation here. PDF


Presenters at the breakfast were:

Cynthia Jones, Director, Categorical Programs, Everett School District;
Amy Perusse, McKinney-Vento (KIT) Facilitator, Everett School District;
Heather Brink, Homeless Student Stability Program, YWCA;
Ginnie Ayres, McKinney-Vento liaison, Monroe School District;
Rachel Matthison, Director of Housing, Cocoon House


Did you know?
The hourly wage needed to afford an average 2-bedroom apartment in Snohomish County in 2017 was $26.83.
Did you know?
Two parents working full-time for minimum wage would still not be able to afford an average 2-bedroom apartment.
Did you know?
From 2013-2016, rents in Snohomish County increased 28%. Over the same time period, median wages decreased 2.9%.
Did you know?
More than 1 in 7 Snohomish County households spend at least half their income on housing costs.
Did you know?
As of 2016, 3,688 kids in Snohomish County didn\'t have a permanent place to call home.
Did you know?
More than 75% of homeless households\' last address was in Snohomish County.

Save the Dates!


June 1, 2018
Affordable Housing Conference


September 6, 2018
Affordable Housing Breakfast


December 6, 2018
Affordable Housing Breakfast


Thank You

The Consortium is grateful for its member organizations who regularly contribute their time, money and knowledge to our work. Independent of membership, the Consortium is also grateful for the financial support of the following organizations:

1st Security Bank
Banner Bank
Beacon Development
Citi Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Snohomish County
EverTrust Foundation
Everett Housing Authority
JP Morgan Chase
Shelter Resources, Inc
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Tulalip Cares
Union Bank Foundation
United Way of Snohomish County
WA Community Reinvestment Association
WA State Housing Finance Commission