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 2020 Legislative Agenda

  • Invest$10 Million into the Housing Trust Fund for preservation of affordable homes
  • Creating a Real Estate Excise Tax exemption for selling to a nonprofit who acquires it for affordable housing. HB 2634 / SB 6366
  • Allow the local option for a 1/10 of 1% sales tax increase for affordable housing to be implemented by local electeds. HB 1590 / SB 6126
  • Fix the property tax exemption for affordable rental housing for very low income households. HB 2384 / SB 6232

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.