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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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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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We’re searching for our next Chief Operating Officer!

With a growing project pipeline and an ongoing and urgent focus on racial equity, Community Roots Housing is looking for a problem solver who will partner with the CEO to achieve the organization’s mission, vision, and business priorities. The Chief Operating Officer will achieve success through collaboration and partnership internally and externally with staff, board,
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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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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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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – March

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: Feb 23, 2021
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Northgate affordable housing: community input wanted

Community Roots Housing and BRIDGE Housing are creating an environmentally friendly, transit-oriented development at the Northgate Transit HUB. It will also feature an early education space on the ground floor. Help us make this building a great asset to the neighborhood! Community members are invited to share your priorities for this building via survey and
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Cafe Avole: a strong blend of coffee and community

Residents of the Liberty Bank Building will soon be able to wake up and smell the coffee. Cafe Avole, a local coffee shop owned by Solomon Dubie, his brother Getachew Enbiale, and Gavin Amos, will be opening a new location next to Communion and Earl’s Cuts & Styles. Details have been in the works for
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Winter storm notice to residents

Community Roots residents: there is currently a winter storm watch in effect this week. Please see this notice for operations information, tips to follow during a winter storm, and tips for during a power outage. Please stay safe with the possible inclement weather! Thank you for your time and consideration.   Tues 2/17/21 Update: As
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