Our organization was originally founded as an outgrowth of community action. Today, we honor that history and recommit to driving community-led development through community forums, meetings, and public events. Fundraisers provide vital support of our programs and residents, while allowing Community Roots Housing to develop more affordable homes.
Coming Together to Build Vibrant and Engaged Communities
Each year, Community Roots Housing brings together some of Seattle’s finest bars and restaurants for a night of exquisite food and drink in support of our work. Guests enjoy an evening of local delicacies while supporting affordable homes and essential supportive services for residents. Join us at this year’s Omnivorous to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.Omnivorous 2020 Event Page
Top of the Town
Community Roots Housing’s annual fundraising dinner is an evening with community leaders, developers, and friends who believe in creating an affordable and inclusive Seattle. Top of the Town is an opportunity to learn from the thoughts and experiences of visionaries leading development work in communities across the region. Past speakers have included Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day and the CEO of the Bullitt Foundation; AP-Hurd, Seattle’s Developer of the Year; and Ijeoma Oluo, a Seattle-based writer known for her cutting-edge work on racial equity and social justice.Top of the Town
As a Public Development Authority, we hold an annual stakeholder meeting to brief community members on the activities and goals of the organization. The 2020 Annual Meeting has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Stay tuned for details.
The Community Forum is an annual event hosted by the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, a neighborhood-based sustainability initiative serving the most densely populated urban village in the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 forum will focus on amplifying the voices of all community stakeholders to create better public life for all in Capitol Hill. We believe that the contributions of all users are critical to creating a successful, fully inclusive neighborhood plan. Whether you live, study, work, own a business, eat, shop, or simply pass through the neighborhood, we invite you to join us for a Community Design Workshop. Details coming soon.