Housing Snohomish County

2017 Affordable Housing Conference

Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Housing Snohomish County Conference! It was wonderful to see everyone there! Over 160  people attended. After opening remarks by Congressman Rick Larson, Bob Drewel presented Mayor Ray Stephanson with the 2017 Housing Hero Award. Mary Ellen Wood, retiring from Interfaith, was honored for her long-standing commitment to affordable housing. The sessions began with the Housing Snohomish County Project Phase I presentation. For a general summary of the Housing Snohomish County Project Phase I see here. Those interested in the HSCP Phase I Report (updated 6/13/17) can find it here. The Affordable Housing Inventory can be found here.


Special thanks to our presenters:


Afternoon General Session

Kim Herman, Executive Director, Washington State Housing Finance Commission


Homelessness in Our Schools

Cynthia Jones, Director, Categorical Services, Everett School District

Ginnie Ayers, Director Categorical Services, Monroe School District


Housing as Healthcare: the Evolution of the City of Everett’s CHART Program (No presentation available)

Hil Kaman, Director, Public Health & Safety, City of Everett;

Julie Zarn, Providence Medical Center


Affordable Housing 101: Understanding the Process

Fred Safstrom, CEO, Housing Hope

David Stalheim, Long Range Planner, City of Everett


A Call to Action: Local & Federal Advocacy

Housing Advocacy Handout

Kate Baber, Homelessness Policy & Advocacy Specialist, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Representative Nicole Macri, Washington State Legislature, 43rd LD

Steve Norman, Executive Director, King County Housing Authority


Opioid Epidemic: A Healthcare, Humanitarian and Criminal Justice Crisis (No presentation available)

Donna Wells, CCS Treatment Services

Ty Trenary, Snohomish County Sherriff

Jeff Ketchel, Interim Administrator, Snohomish County Health District


Community Land Trusts: An Opportunity for Snohomish County? (No presentation available)

Julie Brunner, Housing Manager, OPAL Community Land Trust, Orcas Island

Phedra Elliott, Executive Director, Housing Resources Bainbridge

Jodi Monroe, Home Trust of Skagit Valley;

Moderator Natalya Verley, Landlord Engagement Specialist, YWCA


A Successful Housing Levy: Past, Present and Future

 Maureen Kostyak, Office of Housing, City of Seattle

Andy Silver, Executive Director, Council for the Homeless, Vancouver, WA

Christian Sinderman, Owner, NWP Consulting

David Stalheim, Long Range Planner, City of Everett (Moderator)



Ronald Commons: A Collaboration in Services and Housing

Janet Pope, Executive Director, Compass Housing

Megan Altimore, VP of Community Services, Hopelink

Pastor Paula McCutcheon, Lake Washington United Methodist Church & previously at Ronald United Methodist Church


Innovation in Affordable Housing Construction 

Bobby Thompson, Housing Director, Housing Hope

Dave Thompson, Multifamily Housing Manager, Housing Hope

Justin Stewart, Synergy Construction




Upcoming Events

September 7, 2017 Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum Registration opening soon
December 14, 2017 Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum
March 8, 2017 Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum



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 BECU 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

Your Voice Matters

Do you believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live in a safe, decent, affordable home? Your voice matters.

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