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June 2013

Leaders in preserving, creating affordable housing to convene in Spokane for Annual Conference

NWREporter June 2013

June 2013

Housing WashingtonHousing stakeholders will gather in Spokane in October for the 20th anniversary of the "Housing Washington" conference. The two-day forum features top-notch speakers and a cross-section of participants who support the preservation and creation of affordable housing in Washington.

Highlights during the October 7-9 event will include nationally acclaimed speakers and experts on capacity building, housing for special populations, economic policy, sustainability and other timely topics.

This year's keynoters include professor and architect Ari Friedman, Ph.D., who will showcase his snapshot view of global housing, and Spokane native Sherman Alexie, an award-winning writer, filmmaker and performer. The program will also feature a performance by Capitol Steps, a political satire troupe, and the presentation of the 2013 Housing Awards for exceptional contributions to affordable housing.

"Housing Washington" is recognized as a leading regional resource for creating new links between housing advocates to better integrate affordable housing solutions throughout urban, suburban and rural communities.

Attendees include housing authorities, planners, architects, builders, elected officials, consumers, plus representatives from professional associations, neighborhood groups, and the lending industry.

The nationally praised conference is presented by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.

Registration opens in the summer, with an early-bird discount on registration fees offered until August 31.  For details, visit www.wshfc.org or email conf@wshfc.org.