Community Tides ~ 2/17/23

Kim Herman

On today’s edition of Community Tides, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and Co-Host Siobhan Canty, President & CEO of Jefferson Community Foundation, speak with Kim Herman, who has worked in affordable housing since 1969.  He was the Executive Director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission for over 35 years, and retired in 2019.  He’s now providing his expertise and sharing his vast experience here in Jefferson County. Today he helps explain what the city is working on and the implications involved for middle-income workers here. We discuss projects underway in Port Townsend as well as successful models for affordable housing in other communities. Kim reinforces the importance of residents here to be engaged in the process toward sustainable affordable housing solutions, and to continue to put pressure on our political decision makers.