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Housing Washington 2015Friend of Housing Awards

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

2014 Friend of Housing Award recipients

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:

  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 2013


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


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