The Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County advocates for resources to help every member of our community have a safe and affordable home.

 

In Snohomish County –

At the local level, we are working with elected officials and stakeholders throughout the community to support funding for affordable housing in order to increase the amount of affordable housing over the next 10 years.

 

In Washington State –

We work with State Legislators and affordable housing advocates to promote legislation that will support the development, operation and preservation of affordable housing in Washington.

 

HCESC 2017 Legislative Agenda

  • Fund the Washington State Housing Trust Fund at $200 Million
  • Support HB 1570 which eliminates the sunset on document recording fees, increases the fee by $40, and eliminates the mandate requiring 45% of funds be set-aside solely for for-profit landlords.
  • Support SB 5407 and HB 1643 which prohibits discrimination of renters relying on housing subsidies or income assistance.

 

View our 2017 Legislative Priorities.

 

We work in cooperation with partner organizations around the state such as the Washington  Low Income Housing Alliance, the Housing Development Consortium , the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, the Tacoma Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium  and the Washington State Coalition for the Homeless to support legislation for affordable  housing.

 

In the Nation –

We monitor Federal housing legislation and support adequate funding for HUD programs, including the Section 8 voucher program. Along with the National Low Income Housing Coalition we support permanent funding for the National Housing Trust Fund.

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.

Make your voice heard:

The Board Advocacy Project gives board members from more than 500 non-profit organizations, the training and ongoing support they need to be effective public policy advocates on issues concerning homelessness and affordable housing in Washington state.

The Board Advocacy Project workshops