Award-winning housing advocate to offer insights at Home Trust annual meeting

Greg Winter - Contributed photo/SJ Home Trust
Greg Winter
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Affordable housing advocate Greg Winter will be the featured speaker at the 12th Annual Meeting of the San Juan Community Home Trust, Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.

The director of the Bellingham-based Opportunity Council's Whatcom Homeless Service Center, Winter will discuss local and regional housing affordability strategies, focusing on examples from Whatcom and Skagit counties, as part of the presentation.

In working with the Family Resources Centers on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands, Winter has gained on-the-ground awareness of issues surrounding affordable housing in San Juan County. He previously managed the 2011 county Prosperity Project, an assessment of community affordable housing needs.

Winter recently helped lead the campaign in support of a “Home Fund levy” dedicated to affordable housing in Bellingham, which voters approved last year and for which, in part, he received a “Friend of Housing Award” at the Washington State Affordable Housing Conference in Spokane, in October.

In addition to the presentation by Winter, the Home Trust 12th annual meeting will include a complimentary pizza and salad dinner. A business meeting and election of board members will follow dinner and guest speaker. Admission is free; RSVP by telephone, 378-5541, or by email, to reserve a spot.


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