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 Project Update


Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum 

    • Overdoses were mostly men, with 34 males and 20 females and 3 cases where gender was not recorded
    • The youngest age was 17 and the oldest was 73, with 21 of the overdoses being 21- 30 year olds
    • 77% of the patients were White. Eight were unknown, and the remaining five were either Alaska Native, American Indian or Hispanic/Latino

      Join us for a hot breakfast buffet and four speakers addressing different aspects of the response to the opioid issue in Snohomish County



      Alessandra Durham, Senior Analyst, Snohomish County – 30,000 foot overview of scope of issue and County response
      Joeseph Nagel, Director of Service Enriched Housing, Pioneer Human Services – focus on housing & services offered at the Diversion Center in Everett
      Elizabeth Gordon, Director of Professional Services, Workforce Snohomish – recent recipient of a $2.4M grant to offer career and support services to people affected by the opioid crisis
      Karen Kearney, Coordinator, & Kristina Jorgenson, Homeward House, YWCA Seattle, King, Snohomish – serves parents and children, predominantly drug affected infants, to provide individualized services and visitation


      Thank you to our breakfast sponsor!

      Did you know?
      The hourly wage needed to afford an average 2-bedroom apartment in Snohomish County in 2017 was $26.83.
      Did you know?
      Two parents working full-time for minimum wage would still not be able to afford an average 2-bedroom apartment.
      Did you know?
      From 2013-2016, rents in Snohomish County increased 28%. Over the same time period, median wages decreased 2.9%.
      Did you know?
      More than 1 in 7 Snohomish County households spend at least half their income on housing costs.
      Did you know?
      As of 2016, 3,688 kids in Snohomish County didn\'t have a permanent place to call home.
      Did you know?
      More than 75% of homeless households\' last address was in Snohomish County.



Affordable Housing Breakfast
Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 7:30am-9:00am
Place: Everett Station, 4th floor
Online registration is closed
$20 at the door, cash or check only


Save the Dates!


March 7, 2019
Affordable Housing Breakfast


June 7, 2019
Affordable Housing Conference


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 financial support of the following organizations:

1st Security Bank
Banner 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