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.


Snohomish County Rising!

Affordable Housing Conference

June 3, 2016 – 8am-2pm

Edward Hansen Conference Center



Conference Schedule
8:00 - Check in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - Welcome – Mary Anne Dillon, Board President, Housing Consortium of Everett & Snohomish County
8:35 - Morning General Session: Snohomish County Rising! – A look at how three Snohomish County cities are rising to meet the challenges of homelessness and affordable housing. Mayor’s panel with Q&A. Mayor Ray Stephanson, City of Everett; Mayor Jon Nehring, City of Marysville Mayor Nicola Smith, City of Lynnwood
9:20 – Breakout Sessions
• Snohomish County Past, Present & Future! – A presentation by County staff on what has happened, what is happening and what will happen to encourage housing and services. Jackie Anderson, Manager, Housing & Community Services Division; Frank Slusser, Senior Planner, Planning & Development Services, Sue Tracy, Housing Program Manager/Planning Specialist
• Snohomish County Engaged! Landlord Engagement Program – Natalya Verley & Bill Munson, Landlord Engagement Specialists, YWCA
• Snohomish County Coded & Zoned! Affordable Housing for Small Cities: Best Practices – Michael Hubner, Principal Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council
10:30 - Breakout Sessions
• Snohomish County on Fire! – A focused look at completed, current and anticipated affordable housing construction 2015-17 in Snohomish County. Fred Safstrom, CEO, Housing Hope; Mary Anne Dillon, Senior Regional Director, YWCA Seattle King Snohomish
• Snohomish County Benefits! The 1115 Medicaid Waiver & Permanent Support Housing Benefit – Jon Brumbach, Senior Analyst, WA State Health Care Authority; Melodie Pazolt, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, DSHS
• Snohomish County on the Move! Transit Oriented Development, Sound Transit 3 & King County’s Workforce Housing Initiative – Devin Culbertson, Program Director for Transit Oriented Development, Enterprise Community Partners; Rachel Smith, Director of Government Relations, King County Executive’s office; Sloan Dawson, Senior Transit Oriented Development Specialist, Sound Transit
11:40 - Breakout Sessions
• Snohomish County Employed! – Elizabeth Gordon, Director of Professional Services, Workforce Snohomish
• Snohomish County Advocates! 2016 State Legislative Session Review & a Look Ahead – Representative June Robinson and Representative Strom Peterson
12:30 – Lunch General Session: An Investment in Opportunity – M.A. Leonard, Vice President and Market Leader, John Griffith, Director of State & Local Policy, Enterprise Community Partners
2:00 - Conference Ends

The Consortium is very pleased to announce JP Morgan Chase as our 2016 Affordable Housing Conference title sponsor. Thank you, Chase!


We also extend our gratitude to our Gold Sponsors for their support


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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

June 3, 2016
8:00am – 2:00pm
Edward D. Hansen Conference Center
Xfinity Arena at Everett

Conference is sold out and registration is closed


Future Events

September 8, 2016, 7:30-9:00am
Affordable Housing Breakfast

December 8, 2016, 7:30am-9:00am
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 2015-16 financial support of the following organizations:

1st Security Bank
Beacon Development
Beneficial State Bank
Campion Foundation
Citi Community Foundation
Everett Housing Authority
Greater Everett Community Foundation
Pacifica Law Group
Shelter Resources, Inc
United Way of Snohomish County
WA Community Reinvestment Association
WA State Housing Finance Commission