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HomeSight in the Press

Housing Crisis: Renting to own
Seattle P-I, June 16, 2008
While renting is a good option for some, Congress should not give up on the idea of making it easier for more Americans to own their own homes. read full article

Seattle group sees homeownership potential on Hilltop
Tacama Weekly, June 5, 2008
HomeSight received a grant from Neighbor Works America, which is funded by Congress. The grant, in the amount of $250,000 over three years, is for the organization to boost homeownership rates on or adjacent to Hilltop. read full article

New affordable housing plan eyed
Ballard News-Tribune, April 28, 2008
HomeSight weighs in on the City of Seattle’s proposed changes to a tax exemption program aimed to increase the amount of affordable housing in the city. read full article

Consumer Smarts: Make this the month you get ‘financially literate’
Seattle P-I, April 21, 2008
April is Financial Literacy month in Washington. This article highlights how HomeSight helped a Seattle resident get her financial situation back on track. read full article

Helping working families buy — and keep — their homes
Seattle Times, March 26, 2008
Kristin Pula, HomeSight’s Director of Policy and Resource Development, addresses the challenges that working Snohomish County families face in trying to afford homes in the communities in which they work. read full article

Managed growth good for economy
Seattle P-I, March 19, 2008
Tony To, HomeSight’s Executive Director, discusses the policy challenges facing affordable home ownership in Washington. read full article

Seattle Housing: A severe squeeze
Seattle P-I, August 3, 2007
Seattle is looking at pushing the envelope on what it does to make housing affordable. A proposal from Mayor Greg Nickels could help middle-income residents facing a severe squeeze on affordable housing. read full article

Average Seattle worker can’t afford to live here
Seattle P-I, April 2, 2007
The City of Seattle looks for solutions to increase the availability of affordable housing, especially for those who work in the city. read full article

American Dream: Revised
Everett Hearld, June 25, 2006
For some in Snohomish County, condos are the only affordable option. Urban growth issues and high prices force buyers to look at alternatives read full article

Manufactured Homes – and Owners – Gain Respect
USA TODAY, August 7, 2005
After 15 long years, Richard Doherty makes the final mortgage payment on his cheerfully cluttered manufactured home — don’t call it a trailer — this month. But ownership may not bring longed-for security. read full article

By law, manufactured homes are now welcome everywhere
Seattle P-I, May 30, 2005
HomeSight built a neighborhood of two-story manufactured homes, Noji Gardens, in Southeast Seattle. read full article

Moving In: Affordable two-level manufactured townhouses at Kokanee Creek in south Everett use land efficiently
Everett Herald, April 18, 2004
During the late 1990s, officials at an organization that provides affordable housing realized that constructing single-family homes on individual lots just wasn’t cutting it anymore. read full article

The Reliability Factor:  Selecting a real estate agent who can best represent your interests
Everett Herald, March 7, 2004
If you’re about to select a real estate agent, be prepared to ask questions.
You’ll even need to ask yourself a long list of questions to make sure you understand your own needs and goals. read full article

Noji Gardens wins national award for pioneering, affordable housing
Seattle Times, March 24, 2002
In 2001, HomeSight won the National Manufactured Housing Institute Subdivision of the Year award for Noji Gardens. read full article

Double-decker manufactured homes make most of small lots
CNN.com, January 2, 2001
HomeSight pioneers a program using pre-fabricated buildings designed to make housing more affordable in cities that are short on space. read full article

Dream homes: a wake-up call
Seattle Times, February 22, 2000
Houses built in the mid-1990s by HomeSight in Seattle’s Central District served as a catalyst for the private home builders and retailers who followed. read full article

 

Awards & Recognition

Below is a list of awards and recognition that HomeSight has received:

2007

  • Historic Seattle Preservation Award for Best Adaptive Reuse Project for the Wing Luke Asian Museum. HomeSight acted as project manager for this project
  • City of Seattle Declares HomeSight as part of April’s “Financial Literacy Month”
  • MetLife Community-Police Partnership Award – Community Aesthetics Special Strategy Award presented by LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation)
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development for HomeSight’s Kokanee Creek project

2006

  • Received NeighborWorks America “Exemplary” rating

2005

  • National Association of Home Builders Innovations in Workforce Housing Award for the Stellina Condominiums

2004

  • Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Award

2003

  • Recognition of “Substantial Contribution” Award presented by the Eritrean Association in greater Seattle
  • MetLife Community-Police Partnership Award presented by LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation)
  • Gold Award for Noji Gardens – Phase 3B in the HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence category of the 20th Annual Best in American Living Award competition

2002

  • Licensed as a Mortgage Broker by the State of Washington Dept. of Financial Institutions
  • Manufactured Housing Institute’s New Subdivision of the Year for Noji Gardens
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. Campaign for Home Ownership Member
  • Certified as a National Full-Cycle Lending Institution by Neighborworks

2001

  • Washington State Housing Finance Commission 30,000th Home Buyer Award

2000

  • King County Municipal League Organization of the Year
  • Accepted, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. Affiliate

1998

  • Seattle/King County Master Builders and HUD Platinum Award for “Best in American Living” for Riley’s Glen

1997

  • Recognized by Social Compact as an Honoree for Partnership Achievement in the Outstanding Community Investment Award with U.S. Bank
  • National Association of Home Builders and HUD Platinum Award for “Best in American Living” for Heiwa Commons
  • Master Builders Association Silver Awards for “Best Community Land Use” and “best Home under $175,000

1996

  • The Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle recognized Community Partnership Award for Housing that “Benefits a low-income Community in the District Served by that Bank”

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