1994–2022 Award Recipients


Friend of Housing recipients are nominated annually by their peers and colleagues working in the public, private, and independent sectors of the affordable housing industry. Honorees are selected for their leadership and exceptional contribution to provide safe, decent and affordable housing.


Coffee Talks with 2022 Awardees
These exemplary leaders share their wisdom in two casual conversations with our executive director.

Maureen Howard, Nancy Nash-Mendez, and Representative Frank Chopp

Antonia Medrano, Bremerton Housing Authority, and Terry Britt

Margaret Sevy Lifetime Achievement Award
Maureen Howard

Community Crisis Response Award
Nancy Nash-Mendez

Housing Intersection Award
Representative Frank Chopp

Emerging Leader Award
Antonia Medrano

Community Crisis Response Award
Bremerton Housing Authority

Unsung Hero Award
Terry Britt


Tony To: Margaret Sevy Lifetime Achievement Award
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Andrea Carnes: Community Crisis Response Award
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Jamie Lee: Community Crisis Response Award:
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Housing Connector: Housing Inclusion Award:
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Ji-Soo Kim: Emerging Leader Award:
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Tom Jacobi: Margaret Sevy Lifetime Achievement Award
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Maria Jacinto: Unsung Hero Friend of Housing Award
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Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County:
Racial Equity Initiative Friend of Housing Award

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News Release 2019

Chris Santoro

Nathan Gorton

Bremerton Housing Authority Community Connections Team - Carol Zborowski, Tasha Walton, and Charlette Riley

ROC Northwest

Rob Van Tassell

Estela Ortega

Julie Honekamp


News Release 2018

Melora Hiller - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Lambros - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Andrew Lofton

Melodie Pazolt

Arthur Sullivan

Rep. Nicole Macri

Douglas Hobkirk and Alice Quaintaince

John Harmon


News Release 2017

Deborah Winter - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Rep. Joan McBride

Alison Dean and Jennifer Staplin

Dianne Wasson

SMR Architects

Pamela Tietz

Marty Kooistra


News Release 2016

Michael Mirra - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen Norman, King County Housing Authority

Marilee Roloff, Spokane’s Crosswalk and retired director of Volunteers of American Eastern Washington

Betsy Hunter, Plymouth Housing

Chris Lowell, Housing Authority of Thurston County

Joanne Quinn, City of Seattle Office of Housing

Robert Rozen, housing advocate


News Release 2015

Doris Koo - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

M.A. Leonard - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Rumpf, Mercy Housing Northwest

Faith Li Pettis, Pacifica Law Group

Cindy Algeo, Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium

Dinah Thoreson, KeyBank

Billie Heath, Rural Community Assistance Corporation


News Release 2014

Ishbel Dickens - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Chris Venne, Community Frameworks

Beacon Development Group

Jayne Auld, Spokane Housing Ventures

Adrienne Quinn, King County Community and Human Services

Mayor Stephen Buxbaum, City of Olympia

Posthumous award honoring Harry Hoffman


News Release 2013

Governor Mike Lowry - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Christina Pegg, Longview Housing Authority

Helen Stevenson, retired from Spokane Housing Ventures

The Opportunity Council

Sue Cary, retired from Capitol Hill Housing

Leah Greenwood, Affordable Community Environments


News Release 2012

Bud Alkire - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Block - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Tierney, retired from Seattle Housing Authority

Bob Peeler, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners

John Williamson, Lower Elwha Housing Authority 

Cindy Erickson, retired from Seattle Office of Housing

Harry Burlingame, Boeing retiree, long-time volunteer for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity

Rick Friedhoff, Compass Housing Alliance


Ray Reickers - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Elena Bassett, Native American   

John Campbell, San Juan Architect  

Marc Cote, Seattle Resident

Mark Flynn, HUD Officer

Betsy Leiberman, Social Service Innovator

Ray Mooney, Spokane Banker

Arlene Patton, Retired Spokane Resident


Bill Hobson - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Cathie Griffith, Homeownership Opportunities Specialist, ARC of Spokane

Maureen Howard, Habitat for Humanity of Washington State

Paul Lambros, Plymouth Housing Group (Seattle)

Downtown Emergency Service Center

Sea Mar Community Health Centers


Sheila King, Multifamily Affordable Properties

Renee Rooker, Walla Walla Housing Authority

Housing Authority of Chelan County / City of Wenatchee

Islanders Bank of Friday Harbor

Pioneer Human Services


Carla Okigwe - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Edwin Petersen, Founder, Housing Hope

Linda Hugo, Community Frameworks

Lisa Vatske, Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development

Mark Lundgren, M.C. Lundgren General Contractor, Inc.

Sue Taoka, Shorebank Enterprise Cascadia

Housing Authority of Grant County


Corine Knudsen - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Maureen Kostyak, Seattle Office of Housing

Melinda Szatlocky, Housing Authority of Clallam County 

Ishbel Dickens, Columbia Legal Services

Pam Blanton, King County Developmental Disabilities Division

Washington State Representative Eric Pettigrew

Nola Renz, Helping Hand House

GreenStone Homes

Next Step Housing


Judy Reed - Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award

Nora Gibson, ElderHealth Northwest 

Christine Robison, Umpqua Bank

Lisa Byers, OPAL Community Land Trust’s executive director

Lynn Davison, Common Ground

State Senator Darlene Fairley, 32nd Legislative District

Spokane Service Team Educational Service District 101

Real Change

Friends of Youth and Hopelink


Bill Zeck and Rod Butler, Zeck Butler Architects

Enumclaw Housing Task Force

Intercommunity Mercy Housing

Erin Kelleher, Affordable Community Environments

The Honorable Governor Mike Lowry

Washington State Representative Fred Jarret

Washington State Representatives Mark Miloscia and Timm Ormsby

Corky Senecal, Washington State Coalition for the Homeless


Valerie Felt, Columbia Bank

Paul Purcell, Beacon Development Group

The Honorable Governor John Spellman

Tom Lattimore, Impact Capital

 Anne and Rick Steves

Washington Growers League

Homeownership Center of Tacoma

Bob Drewel, Snohomish County Executive

The Honorable Governor Gary Locke


Tonkin, Hoyne, Lokan

Mario Villanueva, Diocese of Yakima Housing Services

Kay Cram, Action Mortgage

Henry Beauchamp, Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington

Susan Duren, Washington Community Reinvestment Association

Judy Dailey, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle

Washington State Senator Joseph Zarelli


Margaret Maxwell, Washington State Coalition for the Homeless

Compass Center

Don Brewer, Key Bank

Benson East Tenants Association

Washington State Representative James Dunn

Norman and Stella Chivers, Parkview Services


South King County Multi-Service Center

David Cheal, Senate Services, Labor, Commerce and Financial Institutions

Heyward Watson, Fannie Mae, Washington State Partnership Office

Ken Katahira, Interim Community Development Association

Jose Hidalgo, Seattle Mortgage Company

Washington State Senator Lisa Brown


Washington Trust

Majken Ryherd

Siobhan Ring, Tenants Union

Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing

Don Hines, Tacoma Redevelopment Authority

Jack Gallagher, Fannie Mae


Peggy Burrell, Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs

Columbia Legal Services

Dorothy Lengyel, HomeSight

Torris McCall, US Bank

Kathy Roseth, Executive Director; Lutheran Alliance To Create Housing

Brian Royer, Royer & Association

Yakima Valley Partners/Habitat for Humanity


Joe Diehl, ashington Council of Affordable Rural Housing

Ron Simms, King County Executive

Carla Okigwe, Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County

Rose Ann Lindsey, INB Mortgage

Betsy Palma, La Clinica Self-Help Housing Program

Guillermo Castanada, La Clinica Self-Help Housing Program

Jon Gould, Children’s Alliance

Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs

Washington State Representative Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenny


Bob Boyer, Washington Trust Bank

Cheryl Cervantes

Michael Dotson, Seafirst Bank

Helen Dunlap

El Patio Apartments

Washington State Senator Rosa Franklin

Mark Kantor

Doris Morgan, Holly Park Community Council

Northwest Regional Facilitators

Washington State Senator Shirley Winsley


Pam Alden, Continental Mortgage

Mary Jo Harvey

High Point Resident Initiative Association

David Mandley

Steve Maloney, Mellon Mortgage

John McEvoy

Phoebe Nelson

Okanogan County Community Action Council

Kenny Pitman

Washington State Representative Renee Radcliff

Washington State Senator Margarita Prentice

Michael Ryherd

Nancy Smith

Washington State Representative Mary Skinner

Harry Thomas


Sandy Bishop, Lopez Island Community Land Trust

Alberta Canada, Martin Luther King Housing Development Association

Kurt Creager, Vancouver Housing Authority

Skip Chilberg, Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Deborah Davis, Rural, Economic, and Community Development Service

Sharon Lee, Low-Income Housing Institute

Danielle Pensley, VISTA volunteer with Housing Hope

Andrew Reid, Spokane Low-Income Housing Consortium

Judy Reed, Washington Community Reinvestment Association

Neil Treitman, Community Development Services

Dave Voss, Continental Bank


Len Brannen

Brooke Creswell, ORFH

Diana Goodwin Shavey

Dick Maison, West One Bank/Yakima Valley Bank

Norm McLoughlin, Kitsap Co. Consolidated Housing Authority

Jeff Robinson, Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, Housing Trust Fund

Alan Schulkin

U.S. Bank

Ken Mayhew, Washington Mutual

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