HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM OF SEATTLE-KING COUNTY

aka HDC   |   Seattle, WA   |  www.housingconsortium.org

Mission

Through education, advocacy and leadership, HDC supports and inspires its members as they work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of limited-income residents throughout King County.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County (HDC) is the nonprofit membership association for the affordable housing development and operating sector in King County, WA. Our 190 member organizations and businesses - including nonprofits, private companies, and public partners - are committed to the vision that all people live with dignity in safe, healthy, affordable homes within communities of opportunity.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Martin J Kooistra

Main address

1326 Fifth Avenue Suite 230

Seattle, WA 98101 USA

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EIN

94-3073588

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (L03)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Public Housing (L21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In our region, 1 in 3 households are cost burdened, spending more than 30% of income on rent. King County workers need to make $37/hour (or 107 hours at minimum wage) to afford a 2 BR market rate home. Regionally, we need 156,000 affordable homes now and even more homes tomorrow. The disparity between available affordable homes and the residents who need them is stark, with the economic impacts falling disproportionately on those with the lowest incomes and residents who are Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (QTBIPOC). This reality of systemic oppression demands systemic approaches to foster tangible, meaningful, and enduring change. As we work to address issues of affordability, production, housing supply, homelessness, and displacement, we must recognize that inequity exists throughout these systems, and constantly return to the question of who has access to, and can benefit from, economic opportunities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Affordable Housing

Advocating for affordable housing
Working in partnership for our communities
Meeting the community need

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Proud Partner Award 2019

Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Allied Organization Award 2020

AIA Seattle

Racial Equity Initiative Friend of Housing Award 2020

Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total association members at end of year.

Number of Individuals attending association events.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of unique attendees at association events.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County (HDC) aims to realize our member-adopted vision that “all people live with dignity in safe, healthy and affordable homes within communities of opportunity". In practical terms, this means the continued creation, preservation, and operation of affordable housing that addresses the unique conditions residents face, and provides the supportive services and empowerment necessary for residents to thrive. It also means encouraging and preserving sound public policies that enable the most vulnerable to achieve financial and housing stability.

HDC exists to serve our 190 member organizations. To promote our shared vision, we:

- Use our collective voice to advocate for policies at the municipal, county, and state levels that foster inclusive, affordable communities and marshal ample sector-wide resources;

- Capitalize on our unique position to broker relationships among both our members and the broader community to promote business development and create the connections necessary for a robust sector; and

- Convene our members around topics and issues designed to increase member capacity and support the work of creating a more sustainable and comprehensive affordable housing movement.

We believe that large-scale social change comes from effective sector-wide coordination rather than from the isolated intervention of individual organizations. By bringing together organizations, government agencies, and businesses around shared values, we are better positioned to support the sector's ability to make a positive, community-wide impact.

Besides drawing upon the experience, talent and resources of our 190 members, HDC is fortunate to have a strong and experienced staff and committed board from which to launch our efforts on various fronts.

Our policy team is comprised of a Director of Government Relations and Policy and an Policy and Advocacy Manager, supported by graduate-level interns, and a portion of the Executive Director's time. Our Outreach and Communications Manager supports advocacy/policy messaging as well as member services communications.

We have growing philanthropic support and a strong membership base to keep our financial footing solid.

Finally, we have the credibility that is necessary to tackle this challenging work, and continue to be the “go-to" representative of the affordable housing community in King County.

Throughout the pandemic, HDC has sought to prevent drastic cuts to the State’s affordable housing, homelessness, and safety net programs to ensure support for stabilizing those most in need. We helped secure big investments in the Housing Trust Fund, supportive housing services, emergency rental assistance, and foreclosure prevention with an historic appropriation for affordable housing and homelessness of $350 million, including $175 million for the Housing Trust Fund. We also advocated for an operating budget that included about $1 billion in rental assistance and the adoption of an increase in the document recording fee surcharge to increase funding for homelessness, with a portion dedicated to operation and maintenance as well as services for Permanent Supportive Housing, and deeply affordable housing targeting extremely low-income households.

To advance an equitable recovery and shared prosperity for all in King County, HDC is set to advocate for best practices and policies that ensure low-income residents can live or remain in communities of opportunity near jobs, services, and access to transit. This has been grounded by the recognition that housing segregation instituted by government policies, such as redlining and other discriminatory practices, resulted in long-lasting racial inequities in housing. Some of our most recent accomplishments:

• Advancing Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) through the State Growth Management Act Housing Goal and Housing Element Change via adoption of HB 1220.
• Adoption of legislation to change the range of households permitted by the State to use revenue from the hotel motel lodging tax to 0%-30% AMI, while allowing a fix to HB1590, enabling the use of revenue for the acquisition of hotels and motels in support of the Health Through Housing Initiative. The initiative has quickly purchased 9 properties totaling about 859 units of emergency housing that will in turn be permanent supportive housing.
• Working to secure support for Sound Communities to obtain a budget proviso of $500,000 to advance the vision of Housing Benefit Districts. Sounds Communities has since been awarded funding through the Department of Commerce’s RFP process for Transit Oriented Development Technical Assistance.
• Advocacy for policies that have direct and deep impact on historic, structural, and systemic racism, namely single-family zoning reform to allow diverse housing choices.
• Partnering with the Coalition for More Housing Choices to launch the BIPOC Homeownership Initiative, bringing together stakeholders that aspire to reach a point where homeownership rates for BIPOC communities in Washington state will be equal to those of their White peers. Our collective immediate focus is on increasing and sustaining Black homeownership. The group established a challenge statement stipulating that “By 2041, we will increase Black homeownership by 60,000 new homeowners – or 3,000 new homeowners annually – doubling the Black

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM OF SEATTLE-KING COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrea Sato

Kantor Taylor PC

Term: 2020 - 2020

Mark Gropper

Renton Housing Authority

Joel Ing

Edge Developers

Brian Lloyd

Beacon Development Group

Andrea Sato

Kantor Taylor PC

Jill Fleming

Community Roots Housing

Mark Ellerbrook

King County DCHS

Grace Kim

Schemata Workshop

Michelle Morlan

Lotus Development Partners

Stephanie Velasco

Seattle Office of Housing

Dan Landes

King County Housing Authority

Lindsay Masters

ARCH

Terry Galiney

Seattle Housing Authority

Chris Jowell

Catholic Housing Services

Derrick Belgarde

Chief Seattle Club

Sai Chaleunphonh

Marpac Construction

Alisa Luber

Mercy Housing Northwest

Elizabeth Rinehart

WALSH Construction

Kate Smith

SMR Architects

Lauren Thomas

Hopelink

Rich Zwicker

Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/07/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.