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.