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Housing Washington 2013Friend of Housing Award


Friend of Housing Awards

Congratulations to Karen Miller, Sue Cary, Greg Winter for the Opportunity Council, Governor Mike Lowry, Chris Pegg, Helen Stevenson, Leah Greenwood. All were honored at ceremonies during Housing Washington in Spokane on October 8, 2013.

News Release: Friends of Housing honored for extraordinary efforts  10/18/2013

Christina Pegg, Longview

Helen Stevenson, Spokane

The Opportunity Council

Sue Cary, Seattle

Leah Greenwood, Vancouver

In addition, Washington State Housing Finance Commission Chair Karen Miller was presented with a staff recognition award, and former Washington State Governor Mike Lowry was presented with the Margaret Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award.


The Friend of Housing Awards recognize individuals and organizations around the state who are committed to improving access to affordable housing and enhancing the quality of life for its residents, and who exemplify Washington's tradition of excellence. Each year, the Commission honors individuals and organizations throughout Washington for their contributions in providing affordable housing to lower- and moderate-income residents of Washington. The Commission also recognizes the sustained and exceptional contributions of individuals through the Margaret M. Sevy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominees must have consistently gone above and beyond the normal in their actions to support affordable housing in the state. They must be instrumental in one or more of the following:

  1. Creating and/or supporting affordable housing,
  2. Implementing housing-related programs,
  3. Innovative financing mechanisms,
  4. Educational efforts regarding affordable housing,
  5. Helping others solve housing problems, or
  6. Authored legislation/public policy that addresses our State’s housing needs.


Friend of Housing Awards 1994 through 2012


Margret Graham, Communications Manager
margret.graham@wshfc.org | Desk: 206-287-4409 | Cell: 206-454-9058


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