Housing Development Consortium (HDC) is the professional association for the local nonprofit affordable housing development and operating sector for King County. Since its beginnings in 1988, HDC and its members have been dedicated to the vision that everyone in the county will someday soon have access to a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.
Through education, advocacy and leadership, HDC supports and inspires its members as they work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of limited-income people throughout King County.
In 1988, Housing Development Consortium started with 10 nonprofit members and a vision. Today, membership encompasses every major nonprofit housing developer in King County as well as financial institutions, consultants, architects, building contractors, attorneys, labor, accountants, service providers, local housing authorities and government agencies. HDC provides advocacy leadership for effective public policies, adequate resources and reasonable regulatory environments to increase the public good of affordable housing in both the personal and community aspects.
HDC’s housing developers and providers serve the many families and individuals in communities throughout the county who don’t or can’t earn enough to afford market-level rents and home prices. The people HDC’s members house reflect a wide range of personal situations; low income seniors, low-wage workers, displaced youth, immigrants and refugees, homeless families, the mentally ill and those struggling with chemical dependency, and potential homeowners. When these community members and their families receive the stability non-profit affordable housing offers we all benefit.
HDC also enables nonprofit developers and the entire sector to work collaboratively on ways to increase affordable housing. It offers members technical and policy expertise, public awareness and education programs, media relations assistance and sponsors events that raise the profile of affordable housing and who it serves. HDC facilitates ways for members to establish comprehensive strategies that promote and preserve affordable rental housing and expand homeownership opportunities.