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Margret Graham, Communications Manager
margret.graham@wshfc.org | desk: (206) 287-4409 | cell: (206) 454-9058

HIGHLIGHTS 

1983–2013: Thirty Years of Statewide Impact (PDF)

2013 Annual Report: Opening New Doors (PDF)

NEWS RELEASE

Lisa Vatske to lead Commission’s Multifamily division 04/10/2014
The Commission has named Lisa Vatske to lead its Multifamily Housing and Community Facilities Division, overseeing more than $650 million in bond and tax-credit financing each year throughout the state.
 

Waiver helps open housing doors for Oso victims 04/09/2014
The Commission has issued a waiver that allows victims of the Oso mudslide to quickly access emergency housing.
    

Four new housing projects were allocated almost $29 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit 03/28/2014
New developments in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Omak will add affordable housing.
  

Graduation in Toppenish tonight for first class of farm entrepreneurs 03/18/2014
Ceremony to be held for the first business-education class of ADENTRO, a new program from the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing.
 

Bainbridge grocery store greens up with help of energy bonds 03/11/2014
Town & Country Market using Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds through Kitsap County's Green Community Initiative.
 

New housing projects announced in Seattle, South King 02/28/2014
Four new developments will add affordable housing in Seattle and South King County, thanks to Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
 

WSHFC director honored for rural housing leadership 02/11/2014
Kim Herman, the Commission's executive director, has been honored by the national Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) for his commitment to multifamily rural housing.
 

Senior apartments preserved, renovated in rural Colfax 02/07/2014
Marcus Place renovation partly financed with a loan from the Commission’s Capital Plus! program, a partnership with the Washington Community Reinvestment Association.
 

Residents purchase Oak Harbor mobile-home park 12/03/2013
Whispering Pines Homeowners Cooperative purchases the 59-site mobile-home park formerly known as Thunderbird
 

White House to honor Commission energy expert 11/01/2013
Avi Jacobson, senior sustainable energy coordinator at the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, will be honored at the White House for his work to advance clean energy.
 

Friend of Housing Awards for extraordinary efforts 10/18/2013
Working to create, support and advocate for affordable housing statewide: Christina Pegg, Longview | Helen Stevenson, Spokane | The Opportunity Council | Sue Cary, Seattle | Leah Greenwood, Vancouver
 

Senator Fain honored with Proud Partner Award 09/25/2013
Championing a bill to protect downpayment assistance
 

Senior living at Lake Chelan preserved, strengthened 09/17/2013
Heritage Heights will save dollars and stay sustainable
 

SEED to Build New Senior Housing in Rainier Valley 08/14/2013
Rep. Adam Smith visits Rainier Court, praises expansion
 

YMCA saves energy, money through upgrades 08/09/2013
Financing through the Commission’s Sustainable Energy Program
 

Kitsap County’s Green Community Initiative 07/30/2013
Kitsap Co & Commission low-interest loans for environmental sustainability projects 
 

The District Apartments 06/17/2013
Affordable apartment complex in works near Mill Creek
 

Seattle Preparatory School 06/07/2013
Seattle Prep breaks ground on campus renovations
 

Green Canopy Homes Open House 06/07/2013
The Triplets, transformed, take a bow, open house events this weekend in West Seattle
 

Commission helps expand Spokane Valley senior community 05/17/2013
Appleway Court, a Rockwood Retirement community
 

Green Canopy Homes: Maritime Lofts 04/30/2013
Green homes going up near blue waters Ballard neighbors invited to meeting
 

Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community secures bright future 04/02/2013
Commission helps refinance and add 12 memory care units
 

Swauk Creek Ranch Wind Project 03/27/2013
Community Scale Wind Project to Power More Than 1,000 Kittitas Homes
 

Sustainable Energy Trust 03/22/2013
New program helps finance energy-conscious construction
 

Alpha Supported Living Services 02/08/2013
New building helps King County nonprofit cut costs
 

First-time homebuyers in East King County offered help with down payments 01/25/2013
Homebuyer access to downpayment assistance through the House Key Plus ARCH
 

Duvall Riverside Village Cooperative 01/09/2013
Residents of Duvall Mobile Home Park Purchase Their Community
 

New Senior Apartments to Be Built in Milton 01/03/2013
The Alder Ridge Apartments for Low-Income Adults 62 or Older
 

Spokane Retirement Community to Renovate and Expand  12/04/2012
Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Bonds to Finance Improvements to Riverview Retirement Community
 

Senior Homes with Services for Olympia 11/21/2012
A Combination of Tax-Exempt and Taxable Bonds Closes to Finance 170 Units of Independent, Affordable Senior Housing in Olympia
 

Clara, Zelda, and Louise Saved from Wrecking Ball 11/19/2012
Sustainable Energy Trust and Green Canopy Homes Purchase Three White Center Homes
 

Multifamily Homes to Be Built in Marysville 11/13/2012
Tax-Exempt Bonds and Housing Credits to Finance Quilceda Creek Apartments
 

Pennsylvania HFA Executive Director Elected President of the National Council of State Housing Agencies 10/25/2012 
 

National Awards Recognize Outstanding State Programs  10/25/2012
Washington State Housing Finance Commission Honored with Award
 

Commission Honors Eight Individuals 10/16/2012
Friend of Housing and Sevy Awards Recognize Exceptional Work and Commitment to Affordable Housing In Washington State
 

Five Multifamily Complexes to Be Preserved as Affordable Housing 09/26/2012
Tax-Exempt Bonds and Housing Tax Credits Will Be Used to Purchase and Renovate Housing
 

Housing Hope to Expand Housing and Services 08/31/2012
Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Bonds to Finance Pilchuck Place and Woods Creek Apartments
 

378 Senior Housing Units to Be Updated in Kent 08/03/2012
Tax-Exempt Bonds and Housing Tax Credits to Finance Tri-Court Apartments
 

Lutheran Community Services Northwest Re-Finances Tax-Exempt Debt 08/01/2012
Non-profit social services facility benefits from $3,450,000 Refinancing
 

The YMCA of Greater Seattle Refinances Tax-Exempt Debt 07/31/2012
Facilities benefits from $30,000,000.00 Refinancing
 

155 Units of Senior Housing to be Renovated in Kennewick 07/30/2012
Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Desert Villa and Desert Villa East
 

Seattle Country Day School Re-Finances Tax-Exempt Debt 07/20/2012
School benefits from $9,450,000.00 refinancing
 

New Units for Kennewick Seniors 07/12/2012
Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Affinity at Southridge
 

Energy Program Launched 07/11/2012
Tax-Eempt Bond Financing for Compass Health Facility in Everett
 

178 New Units for Seattle North End Seniors 07/11/2012
Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Interurban Senior Living Associates
 

Home Advantage Program 07/09/2012
New Mortgage Program for Home Buyers in Washington State
 

395 Multifamily Units for Lynnwood 06/11/2012
Tax-Exempt Financing for Vintage Development’s Lynnwood Property
 

165 Multifamily Units for Shoreline 06/07/2012
Tax-Exempt Financing for the Inland Group’s North City Property
 

Tax-Exempt Financing Preserves 100-Year Old Building for Housing 06/06/2012
Downtown Seattle Building to House 252 Completely Renovated Units for Low-Income Households
 

Judson Park Refinances Tax-Exempt Debt 05/31/2012
309 Households Benefit from Continuing Care Retirement Community’s $21.5 Million Refinancing
 

Tax-Exempt Financing Continues Northwest School's Growth 05/24/2012
30,000 sq. ft. Educational Facility to be Added to School Campus
 

Tax-Exempt Financing for 31 Acres in Chehalis 05/24/2012
Couple to Own Newaukum Valley Vegetable Farm

 PROGRAM NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Administration & Executive Office

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Energy Program

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Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program

Multifamily and Nonprofit Housing Programs

Nonprofit Facilities Program

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please help local listeners learn more about safe and affordable ways to purchase a home. The following public service announcements may run immediately and continue indefinitely. For more information, please contact Lisa DeBrock, Homeownership Program Manager, at 206-464-7139, toll free in Washington at 800-767-4663.   Text (PDF) | Digital Audio Files (right click on link, save to your computer, then play): 
PSA #1: 15 seconds (mp3) | PSA #2: 30 seconds (mp3) | PSA #3: 30 seconds (mp3)

   

     
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