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

Homelessness & Hope

A One-day Affordable Housing Conference

June 5, 2015 


Conference Schedule

8:00 – Check in and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – Welcome/Opening Remarks

Welcome – Honorable Ray Stephanson, Mayor, City of Everett
Opening Remarks – Honorable John Lovick, Snohomish County Executive

8:45 – Morning General Session

Who are the Homeless? – Panel Presentation with Q&A. Jess Jorstad, Program Manager, Homeless Management Information System, Snohomish County; John Hull, Director, Men’s Shelter and Day Center, Everett Gospel Mission; Captain John DeRousse, Everett Police Department

9:55 – Breakout Sessions

  • Housing First, Paul Lambros, CEO Plymouth Housing
  • Engaging the Faith Community, Lisa Gustaveson, Program Manager, Faith & Family Homelessness Program, Seattle University; Reverend Chris Boyer, Pastor, Good Shepherd Baptist Church & Board Member, Shepherd’s Garden Senior Affordable Housing
  • HMIS Data Dashboards & Tableau, Jess Jorstad, Program Manager, Homeless Management Information System, Snohomish County

10:45 – Breakout Sessions

  • Landlord Engagement: Housing the Homeless, Tim Peterson, Landlord Engagement Specialist, YWCA
  • Homeless & the Business Community
  • Local Ordinances that Work, David Hall, Deputy City Attorney, City of Everett

11:40 – Breakout Sessions

  • 2015 State Legislative Session Review, Representative June Robinson
  • Quixote Village; From Tent Encampment to Home – Tim Ransom, Board President, PANZA
  • 1811 Eastlake – A Successful “Housing First” model for Everett? Daniel Malone, Deputy Executive Director, Downtown Emergency Services Center, Seattle

12:30 – Lunch General Session

Why We Do What We Do. Take inspiration and hope from the success stories of a panel of formerly homeless people helped by Snohomish County organizations. Moderated with additional remarks by Mary Anne Dillon, Senior Regional Director for Snohomish County, YWCA Seattle, King, Snohomish

2:00 – Conference Ends






Did you know?
The hourly wage needed to afford a 2 bedroom apartment is $18.98, while the minimum wage is Washington State is $8.55.
Did you know?
A family with a median household income can\'t qualify for a mortgage for a median priced home.
Did you know?
In Snohomish County, 224 households may lose their homes this year due to mobile homes park closures.
Did you know?
A minimum wage worker needs to work a minimum of 89 hours per week to afford a two bedroom apartment.
Did you know?
Families with children make up 30% of the homeless in Snohomish County.
Did you know?
On an average night, over 2,300 people are homeless in Snohomish County.

Conference Registration

Date: June 5, 2015
Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
Place: Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett
Cost: $75 per person. Registration closes June 3. Refunds must be requested in writing 5 days prior to the event

No. of Registrations
Type Name & Org of each Person
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Questions? Contact Mark at 425-339-1015


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Beacon Development
Citi Community Development
Shelter Resources, Inc.

Upcoming Events

September 3, 2015, 7:30-9:00am
Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum

December 3, 2015, 7:30-9:00am
Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum