The Department of Commerce invites you to listen to a discussion among panelists representing a variety of BIPOC communities and others who have helped develop, fund and manage affordable housing properties. They will describe their experience and perceptions of inequities within the investment activities of the state Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program. The HTF provides capital financing for multifamily/rental and homeownership affordable housing projects.
Confirmed panelists include:
Nancy Nash-Mendez – Okanogan County Housing Authority
Juan Aguilar – Yakama Nation
Evelyn Allen – Equity Alliance of Washington/Catholic Community Services
Faaluaina “Lua” Pritchard – Asian Pacific Cultural Center
Darryl Smith – HomeSight
Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions for the panel to discuss in a roundtable format.