friend of housing

Help honor affordable housing champions. The Friend of Housing Awards and the Margaret Sevy Lifetime Achievement Award recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to providing affordable housing to low- and moderate-income residents of Washington. The Awards are presented each year to individuals, projects, or organizations who have made exceptional contributions to creating or supporting affordable housing. Watch for 2020 award nomination details coming soon.

Nominees are evaluated based on their active commitment over the previous twelve months in:

  • Housing-related programs

  • Innovative financing mechanisms 

  • Educational efforts 

  • Problem solving

  • Legislation/public policy efforts

  • Innovation, leadership, creativity, or partnership that goes above and beyond job duties

  • Specific examples, quantified results, and other details that show impact


The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has been honoring leaders in affordable housing for more than 20 years.


Learn more about the fantastic work of past award recipients and read more about their activities, efforts and commitment to advance affordable housing across our state and its communities.


Have questions about the awards, application process or criteria for evaluation? Want to learn more about the types of awards, and the nomination and selection process? Or simply have a more general question?

Contact us with your inquiries!



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