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

Candidates’ Forum

An Affordable Housing Breakfast Event


For the 7th year, the Consortium is hosting a candidates’ forum for local offices. Come meet the candidates and ask them questions about issues important to you. The forum will be moderated and offer each candidate equal time to address all of the questions.


The following candidates have been invited:

Snohomish County Council         Snohomish County Sheriff

Megan Dunn (confirmed)                Adam Fortney (confirmed)

Anna Rohrbough (confirmed)         Ty Trenary (confirmed)


Everett City Council

Council‐at‐Large Position 4         Council-at-Large Position 5

Marian LaFountaine                        Scott Bader (confirmed)

Liz Vogeli                                         Joseph Erikson


Summary: Affordable Housing Conference

June 7, 2019   

Over 100 industry experts, elected officials and interested stakeholders attended Snohomish County’s only conference dedicated to affordable housing. Our morning speaker, Crystal Nelson, received a standing ovation after sharing her journey from homelessness and addiction to being named one of this year’s University of Washington’s Husky 100. Crystal graduated from the UW Bothell and will be starting law school at Seattle University in the fall. Her courage and determination were an inspiration to all!

People had 9 breakout sessions to choose from and an afternoon keynote by Rachael Meyers, Executive Director of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Net-Zero Multi-Family Housing

An Ounce of Prevention against Homelessness: How Interest-based Conversations Can Improve Client Outcomes

Tools for Building Community Acceptance of Supportive Housing

2019 Washington State Legislative Session Review

Beyond Snohomish County

Housing Everett

Homelessness in Snohomish County

Housing and Healthcare 


Thank you to our conference sponsors

Title Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

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: September 5, 2019
Time: 7:30am-9:00am
Place: Everett Station, 4th floor, Weyerhaeuser Rm
Cost: $15 with online registration by Sept 3
$20 at the door

Save the Dates!


September 5, 2019
Affordable Housing Breakfast


December 12, 2019
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 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