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Posted on: February 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Snohomish County Seeks Volunteer to Serve on Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

Contact: Sue Tracy
Grants & Program Specialist
Sue.Tracy@snoco.org
425-388-3269

 

Snohomish County Seeks Volunteer to Serve on Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

 

Applications to fill an open position on the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of Snohomish County will be accepted through March 31, 2017

EVERETT, Wash., February 21, 2017 – Snohomish County is seeking to fill one open position on the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO). Applications are being sought from county residents with a strong interest in affordable housing and enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families with limited financial resources.

The Board of Commissioners is a six-member volunteer governing and policymaking body that provides guidance to HASCO and its staff. HASCO administers over $39 million annually in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds provide housing vouchers to over 3,000 low-income households each year, including elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and veterans. HASCO also operates about 2,000 units of affordable rental housing funded through other programs.

“This is a great volunteer opportunity for residents who have a sincere desire to improve the lives of low-income individuals and families in Snohomish County through affordable housing opportunities which contribute to a safer and stronger community,” said Mary Jane Brell Vujovic, Director of the Snohomish County Department of Human Services.

One volunteer opening is currently available to fill a five-year commissioner position through March 2022. Applications are welcome from residents throughout the county, and are especially encouraged from residents of the north county area to help maintain diverse geographic representation on the Board. Commissioners meet once a month for a noon meeting and also review meeting materials outside of the meetings. Additional information on HASCO and its programs may be found on-line at http://hasco.org/.

Interested individuals are asked to complete a short application which is available on-line at: http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/3339/Current-Openings or by contacting Sue Tracy in the Snohomish County Human Services Department at sue.tracy@snoco.org or at 425-388-3269 or at 711 for TTY users.

Snohomish County seeks to create an inclusive and accessible process for individuals who wish to serve on a Snohomish County board or commission. We strive to ensure that Snohomish County boards and commissions are reflective of the community we serve.

The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. The Housing &Community Services Division administers a wide range of programs that provide affordable housing, community development, and related services to low-income and homeless persons.

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