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!

An Affordable Housing Conference

Presented by

Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County

Conference Schedule

8:00 Check in and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Morning General Session: “Housing Snohomish County Project” panel presentation with Q&A. Housing Consortium staff and board members will present the first part of the Consortium’s Housing Snohomish County Project.

9:25 Breakout Sessions (with breaks!)

    • Innovation in Affordable Housing Construction – Bobby Thompson, Housing Director, Housing Hope; Justin Stewart, Synergy Construction
    • Affordable Housing 101: Understanding the Process – David Stalheim, Long Range Planner, City of Everett; Fred Safstrom, CEO, Housing Hope
    • A Church, a Houser and a Provider: A Collaboration in Services & Housing – Janet Pope, Executive Director, Compass Housing; Meghan Altimore, VP of Community Services, Hopelink; Paula McCutcheon, Pastor (ret), Ronald United Methodist Church
    • A Successful Housing Levy: Past, Present and Future – Andy Silver, Executive Director, Council for the Homeless, Vancouver, WA; Maureen Kostyak, Office of Housing, City of Seattle; Christian Sinderman, Owner, NWP Consulting
    • A Call to Action: Local & Federal Advocacy – Rep. Nicole Macri, WA State Legislature, 43rd LD; Steve Norman, Executive Director, King County Housing Authority; Kate Baber, Homelessness Policy & Advocacy Specialist, WA Low Income Housing Alliance
    • Homelessness in Our Schools – Cynthia Jones, Director Categorical Programs, Everett School District; Ginnie Ayres, Director, Categorical Programs, Monroe School District
    • Community Land Trusts: An Opportunity for Snohomish County – Lisa Byers, Executive Director, OPAL Community Land Trust, Orcas Island; Phedra Elliott, Executive Director, Housing Resources Bainbridge; Jodi Monroe, Home Trust of Skagit Valley; Natalya Verley, Moderator
    • The Opioid Epidemic: A Healthcare, Humanitarian and Criminal Justice Crisis – Donna Wells, Director, Recovery Centers, Catholic Community Services; Jeff Ketchell, Interim Director, Snohomish County Health District; Ty Trenary, Sheriff, Snohomish County
    • Housing as Healthcare: The Evolution of the City of Everett’s CHART Program – Hil Kaman, Director, Public Health & Safety Department, City of Everett

    12:30 Lunch General Session: Kim Herman, Executive Director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission

    2:00 Conference Ends

    Thank you to all of our conference sponsors!


    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

Affordable Housing Conference
Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
Place: Edward Hansen Conference Center at Xfinity in Everett
Parking: There is substantial paid parking around the conference center
Cost: $75 per person with online registration by May 25th.
$90 per person with online registration May 26-29. Registration closes May 29.

Registration cancellations received in writing by 5:00pm May 29 will receive a full refund.

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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 2016-17 financial support of the following organizations:

1st Security 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