“With so many people still facing foreclosure and out of work, affordable housing is a critical issue in Snohomish County and across the State,” says Mark Smith, Executive Director of the Consortium. “Sen. Hobbs and Rep. Dunshee get this and also understand that putting money into local communities through investments in affordable housing is an economic driver and job creator.”
Senator Hobbs work on HB 2048 and the Fair Tenant Screening Act was highlighted during the award presentation as being of particular note. It is estimated that the passage of 2048 will prevent over 25,000 cases of homelessness during the life of the bill.
Representative Dunshee was singled out for his crucial advocacy on the Housing Trust Fund and his long-time support of the issues that are important to the Consortium’s membership. The Housing Trust Fund provides funding that supports local non-profit affordable housing providers in Snohomish County and around the state to build low income and affordable workforce housing.