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Capitol Hill Housing changes name to Community Roots Housing

Capitol Hill Housing has changed its name to Community Roots Housing. A rebrand guided by feedback from over 600 stakeholders has culminated in a new name, logo, and website. The name ‘Community Roots Housing’ reflects our aspirations as an organization. “Our name has changed, but our mission as an organization has not,” said CEO Christopher
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Station House – Apply Today!

Apply today to live at Station House, in Seattle, WA. 110 brand new affordable apartments co-located with the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
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Our Response to COVID-19

CHH has made some temporary updates to on-site procedures. Following the guidance and recommendations of public health officials in response to the Coronavirus, we are taking proactive steps to limit interactions.
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Closing the CHOP

From Community Roots Housing CEO Christopher Persons and Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Executive Director Donna Moodie: We are writing to convey our deep sorrow and dismay at the events occurring in the CHOP area of our neighborhood and express our profound concern for the safety of our residents, business owners, nonprofits and students. Our city has
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Thank you for a wonderful Top of the Town

Thank you to everyone who contributed to a successful event! Community Roots Housing raised over $190,000 at our first ever virtual Top of Town. This total includes sponsorships, ticket sales, pledges, donations and matching gifts, and donations made in lieu of attendance. Due to the event being virtual, we were able to net more funds
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices

Community Roots Housing (formerly known as Capitol Hill Housing) has changed the following PDA Committee and Board Meetings: Executive Committee Meeting Previously scheduled to be held in the Belmont Conference Room at the Community Roots Main Office at 1620 12th Ave, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122 on Monday, June 29th from 5-6:30pm to now be
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New Board Chair Shalimar Gonzales

Shalimar Gonzales, YMCA District Executive, was recently elected the Community Roots Housing Board Chair. With 17 years of nonprofit experience, Shalimar brings valuable insight to the board, as well as a passion for housing and its discernible impact. “Housing is tangible; some of the other things that are the symptoms of greater economic challenges are
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George Bakan, Seattle’s own civil rights leader

A remembrance of George Bakan, written by Community Roots Housing site manager Brian Steen: George was born in 1941, at the beginning of World War II. Born in Seattle, raised in Bellevue with a brief stint in eastern Washington, he returned to the city in the early 1980’s. George returned to Seattle and hit the
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YouthCare and Community Roots Housing team up on a new project

Community Roots Housing is excited to redevelop the corner of Broadway and East Pine Street in partnership with local service provider YouthCare. The new mixed-use building at 1534 Broadway will include approximately 100 low income housing units and an education and employment academy for young people who have experienced homelessness. Construction is anticipated to begin
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In Solidarity with Friday’s Statewide General Strike

Capitol Hill Housing stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County’s call for a Statewide General Strike and March for Black Lives this Friday, June 12th. Place matters. We are acutely aware of our position as an affordable housing organization based in a city with a shameful history of redlining that has disproportionately impacted African Americans. It has
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