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Affordable Housing & Homelessness Series, Part 2: Legal Considerations and Case Studies in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
12 - 1:15 PM
Cost: $35
Credits Available: 0.5 CLE, 1.0 CM/Legal CM - see below



Registration closes Wednesday, June 11 at 12 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

MRSC’s Affordable Housing & Homelessness 3-part webinar series is looking at the multi-faceted approaches and challenges of addressing affordable housing and homelessness at the local government level. We explored regulatory and law enforcement options in part 1, and will now turn to legal, land use, and public policy approaches in parts 2 and 3.

Educational objectives

Part 2 of this series will focus on affordable housing, including legal considerations when developing affordable housing and case studies of local governments that have succeeded in developing more housing options for lower income populations. This webinar will explore the affordable housing goals and incentives within the Growth Management Act, as well as look at the constitutional and statutory framework for promoting affordable housing in Washington State. Webinar participants will hear about specific planning efforts by the cities of Ellensburg and Port Townsend regarding affordable housing.  

Who should attend?

City and county managers/administrators, planners, legal staff, housing specialists, other local government staff who may be considering how to develop more housing stock for their jurisdiction, and persons interested in the topic of affordable housing.  


  • Jill Dvorkin, Legal Consultant, MRSC: Before joining MRSC, Jill worked for nine years as a civil deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County. While there she advised the county planning department on a wide variety of issues including permit processing and appeals, Growth Management Act (GMA) compliance, and code enforcement.
  • David Timmons, City Manager, City of Port Townsend: David has served as Port Townsend's City Manager since 1999.  Under his tenure, Port Townsend is actively redeveloping its infrastructure with a highlight on its working waterfront in partnership with the Northwest Maritime Center/Wooden Boat Foundation.
  • Angela San Filippo, Senior Planner, City of Ellensburg: Angela works as a Senior Long-Range Planner at Ellensburg's Community Development Department where she is leading the update to the city's Comprehensive Plan. She also worked as a long-range planner for Kittitas County and as a shoreline planner for Washington State Department of Ecology.


  • $35


Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Wednesday, June 11. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.