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The latest news about Community Roots Housing and our community. Visit our Press Room for news releases and official updates. Want to stay in the loop? Subscribe to our newsletter

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One month free rent! Apply today for a 1BR or studio

Community Roots Housing is offering 1 month of free rent for our studio and 1-bedroom apartment homes in our Belltown, Capitol Hill and Central District communities. Studios start at $972 per month, 1-bedrooms start at $1,045 per month. Find an apartment Join our community At Community Roots Housing, we envision Seattle as a place where
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – July

Following social distancing guidelines, the PDA Board and Committee meetings will continue to occur electronically for the foreseeable future and we will to post the Zoom meeting information on our website under the News & Stories section here. Below is the meeting information for our upcoming meetings. Property Development Committee Meeting Time: June 23rd, 2021
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Yesler Family Housing development breaks ground

  Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) and Community Roots Housing have closed on the construction financing for Yesler Family Housing, a new home designed for families at the intersection of 13th Avenue and E. Yesler Way. Financing for the project, a mixed‐use building with 156 units of affordable apartments and childcare,
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – June

Following social distancing guidelines, the PDA Board and Committee meetings will continue to occur electronically for the foreseeable future and we will to post the Zoom meeting information on our website under the News & Stories section here. Below is the meeting information for our upcoming meetings. Property Development Committee Meeting Time: June 29th, 2021
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – May

Following social distancing guidelines, the PDA Board and Committee meetings will continue to occur electronically for the foreseeable future and we will to post the Zoom meeting information on our website under the News & Stories section here. Below is the meeting information for our upcoming meetings. Property Development Committee Meeting Time: Apr 27, 2021
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Support small businesses

Help sustain our local businesses. Check out the list below of businesses in Community Roots buildings across Seattle. Businesses have been listed alphabetically. Check businesses’ websites and/or social media to stay updated with the latest. Arcaro Boxing Building & address: The Jefferson, 1208 East Jefferson Street Arcaro Boxing Black Box Operations Building & address: 12th
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Join Vu Le at Top of the Town 2021

Top of the Town brings together community leaders, developers, and friends who believe in creating an affordable and inclusive place to live. This year, we are excited to feature remarks from thought leader Vu Le and his incisive observations on social justice issues. Despite being physically spread out across the region, we can still come
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – April

Following social distancing guidelines, the PDA Board and Committee meetings will continue to occur electronically for the foreseeable future and we will to post the Zoom meeting information on our website under the News & Stories section here. Below is the meeting information for our upcoming meetings. Property Development Committee Meeting Time: Mar 30, 2021
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New board fellows join Community Roots

The Community Roots Housing public development authority (PDA) board gained two new emerging leader fellows: Amy Nguyen and Shaun Frazier. Amy is the Program Manager for Public Art with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and brings over 10 years of experience and knowledge as a public servant and nonprofit leader. Shaun is the Director of Homeless
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Mobile clinic vaccinates senior residents

 Last week, Community Roots Housing partnered with Harborview and UW Medicine to bring a mobile vaccine clinic to three senior buildings. Community Roots’ Haines, Elizabeth James House, and El Nor buildings serve senior residents, making them eligible for the vaccine rollout.  “I think it’s important to bring the shots to them,” medical assistant Emmaly
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