HDC’s unique affinity groups enable members to work collaboratively on current issues, to develop policies, ideas and solutions that provide the entire sector with the tools it needs to maximize the development of affordable housing. These dynamic groups are open to all members and concentrate on specific issues.
HDC interest areas are less formal groups designed to address policies, incentives and/or funding issues that affect the affordable housing sector in specific geographic areas of King County and suggest HDC policy positions as appropriate.
HDC Members: Affinity Group Signup Form 2018 (PDF)
Meeting dates are posted on the Calendar.
Asset Management & Property Management (AM / PM)
Work to increase standards and improve internal systems for quality, cost effective & efficient long-term oversight of low income housing properties.
Addresses the challenges and opportunities for the various models providing opportunities for homeownership to low and moderate income citizens.
Affordable Senior Housing
Explore needs and opportunities related to the existing supply and growing demand for affordable senior housing and the interface with supportive services that serving this population requires.
Determined and led by member Executive Directors, meetings serve as a time to share programmatic, managerial, personnel, and/or professional development strategies.
Practical Development Solutions (PDS)
Share and exchange best practices in design and building; probe sector cost and quality concerns and consider possible resolution for various issues in policy, process and production; bring in outside experts on related topics; tour recently opened projects; conduct studies among HDC member organizations. PDS also presents “Biggest Bang for your Buck” annually at Housing Washington. You can view past presentations here:
Explore the relationship between resident services and asset management, and learn more about funding and the successful implementation of resident services programs.
Tax Credits / Bond Financing Programs
Work to develop and advocate for HDC positions on Low Income Housing Tax Credit and bond cap policies.