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Media Release: Friends of Housing honored for extraordinary efforts (PDF) The Commission is pleased to announce our 2014 Friend of Housing Award recipients:
Chris Venne of Community Frameworks
Beacon Development Group
Jayne Auld of Spokane Housing Ventures
Adrienne Quinn of King County Community and Human Services
Mayor Stephen Buxbaum of the City of Olympia
Posthumous award honoring Harry Hoffman
And a special congratulations to Ishbel Dickens, who was awarded the Margaret Sevy Lifetime Achievement Award for her 27 years of work on behalf of residents of manufactured home communities.
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:
- Creating and/or supporting affordable housing,
- Implementing housing-related programs,
- Innovative financing mechanisms,
- Educational efforts regarding affordable housing,
- Helping others solve housing problems, or
- Authored legislation/public policy that addresses our State’s housing needs.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE FRIEND OF HOUSING AWARD
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