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An important part of the Commission’s mandate is sharing information about our mission, both in terms of what’s been accomplished, and where we intend to focus our resources in the coming years. Please contact us for more information about Commission programs, plans, and activities.
Highlights of Legislative
Actions in Washington State
There's No Place Like Home...
Because There's no Place Like Washington!
Within this informative booklet you will find a brief timeline highlighting significant legislative actions responsible for earning Washington state its reputation as a national housing leader. Since the 1930s, the Washington Legislature has acted thoughtfully and progressively toward the goal of ensuring that all Washingtonians have decent, affordable housing.
Contact Linda.Chum@wshfc.org for a free copy of this great reference book to find out when the Legislature passed your favorite housing bill!
30 Years of Opening Doors to a Better Life
For thirty years, we have opened doors to homeownership. To affordable apartments. And to essential buildings in which people learn, create, and help one another. In partnership with the private sector and nonprofit organizations alike, we have opened doors to stability. To community. To dignity. To dreams. We have financed renewal, economic resilience, and hope. We are honored to mark our third decade of opening doors for the people of Washington. And we are proud to share this look back at the difference our work has made.
My View from Kim Herman, Executive
The view from my office clearly depicts the growth and energy of downtown Seattle and the surrounding area and was inspiration for the name of this newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to share My View with many colleagues and friends who are involved in housing and community development in Washington and beyond. While much of what I want to write about will be related to the Housing Finance Commission, much of it will be aimed at bringing to your attention people, places, events and trends that are influencing community development from a broader perspective. I hope you enjoy sharing My View and hope that it will add to your perspectives about creating better communities throughout Washington. Kim Herman, Executive Director
Housing Finance Plan 2013-2015 (PDF)
The Housing Finance Plan includes an overview of the Commission, our Plan for financing affordable housing during the next two years, and a detailed description of Commission policies for each of our programs. In this document you will also find a presentation of the results achieved by the Commission.
Housing Washington's Seniors - A
The goal of this report was to prepare a profile of current housing occupied by older persons, and to assess future demand for senior housing in the State. The report examines profiles of the older residents of the state, including data on: 1) Demographic changes, 2) Household structure, 3) Physical and mental disabilities, 4) Income, and 5) Current housing arrangements. The study includes a county by county listing of senior housing properties across the state, among other appendices. The study was prepared by Glenn Crellin, Director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research/Washington State University for the Housing Finance Commission and completed in November 2006.
History of the
Commission 1983-2003: A Catalyst for the Community (PDF)
The creation of the Commission is a glimpse into how business gets done in Olympia, a textbook example of how varied and competing players can come together to hammer out a solution—in this case, a long-needed agency whose benefits are, measurable and well documented. It’s the story, too, of a landmark state supreme court decision with repercussions Washington residents are still feeling as we seek innovative ways to spur economic growth. This history offers a portrait of a state agency like no other: one that operates more like a business than a bureaucracy, creating thousands of units of affordable housing while pumping billions into the state.