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

Tools for Building Community Acceptance of Supportive Housing

An Affordable Housing Community Breakfast Event

Welcome remarks from Mayor Cassie Franklin, City of Everett


Sometimes the most difficult step in building affordable housing comes long before the first nail is hammered. Concerns about the location of the housing, who will live there and how it will impact the surrounding community can move good people to see affordable housing not as a benefit but as something that is undesirable. Three projects in Snohomish County that would have housed homeless students and their families, the elderly, and the working poor have recently been delayed and possibly stopped completely due to these concerns.


The speakers will share strategies and lessons learned based on their experiences with building community support for affordable housing. British Columbia Housing has developed a series of tools to document who and how to engage with local governments, neighbors and supporters, as well as strategies for responding to concerns raised by community stakeholders.


Rebecca Siggner, BC Housing
Malcolm McNaughton, BC Housing


Please note that costs to produce these breakfasts have risen steadily but the price to attend has remained constant since 2012. With the December breakfast we will be charging $20 to attend these events.

Thank you to our event 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 Community Breakfast Forum
Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 7:30am-9:00am
Place: Everett Station, 4th floor, Weyerhaeuser Rm
Cost: $25 at the door. Online registration is now closed

Save the Dates!


March 5, 2020
Affordable Housing Community Breakfast Forum


June 5, 2020
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