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Tom Tierney recognized by Housing Finance Commission
as a 'Friend of Housing'

Former Executive Director was with
Seattle Housing for eight years

SEATTLE—Oct. 16, 2012—Tom Tierney, former Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority, today received a Friend of Housing Award from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. The award honors individuals and organizations throughout Washington for their contributions in providing affordable housing to low- and moderate-income residents.

Tom Tierney

Retired Executive Director Tom Tierney

Tierney served as Seattle Housing Executive for eight years, leading the agency through the challenges of recession while continuing to increase the number of low-income households served every year in the face of diminishing federal resources. During his time at the agency, the number of households served grew by more than 2,000 which included the addition of new, modern housing units and federal Housing Choice Vouchers.

"Tom's career has exemplified an ethic of service and during his tenure, his priority has always been to serve those less fortunate and in need," said Seattle Housing Executive Director Andrew Lofton. "This is a fitting tribute to his lifelong commitment to improving the lives of others by creating and sustaining low-income housing across the city."

"This award is not mine alone, but belongs to the people of the Seattle Housing Authority and to our valued partners," Tierney said. "I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together."  

More information about Tierney's career of service can be found in the article "Reflecting on a lifetime of service" recently published in The Voice newspaper.