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Register today for Omnivorous, a spectacular tasting event

Here’s hoping you’re hungry: Community Roots Housing’s beloved annual Omnivorous event is returning October 14, 2021! Foodies and friends of affordable housing alike are invited to join us for a delicious evening of Seattle’s finest food and drink in support of the belief that everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home. For the
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Community Roots Annual Meeting will be Sept. 28

The Community Roots Housing Annual Meeting will take place Tuesday, September 28 at 8:30 a.m.. This annual event is an opportunity to hear directly from Community Roots Housing leadership about the current state of the organization as well as what’s on the horizon, followed by time for dialogue.  This event will be held virtually on
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One month off rent! Apply today for a 1BR or studio

Community Roots Housing is offering 1 month off rent for our studio and 1-bedroom apartment homes in our Belltown, Capitol Hill and Central District communities. Studios start at $552 per month, 1-bedrooms start at $1,025 per month. Find an apartment Join our community At Community Roots Housing, we envision Seattle as a place where everyone
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COVID-19 resources for residents

COVID-19 Rental Assistance  In June we sent out Federal Rental Assistance applications to all households with an COVID-19 related balance from April 2020 through June 2021. We are happy to say that we have received over half of the applications back! However, there are some slight delays in the processing of applications. Here is an update
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TEFRA Notice of Public Hearing – Pride Place

Community Roots Housing (the “Issuer”) will hold an open public hearing on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 12 p.m. on the proposed issuance by the Issuer, pursuant to chapter 35.21 RCW and a plan of financing, of certain obligations (the “Obligations”), the interest on which will be excluded from gross income for federal income tax
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – September

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. Executive Committee Meeting Time: August 30th, 2021 05:00
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August Heat Wave Resources – Seattle

This list of resources was curated by the City of Seattle. View their archive for more blog posts with severe weather resources. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Seattle due to forecasted high temperatures above 90 degrees. The warming trend will begin Wednesday and continue through Saturday. The City of
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – August

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: July 27th, 2021
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Community Roots signs Puget Sound Pledge

Community Roots Housing has signed onto the Puget Sound Pledge, a movement led by Salmon Safe to protect water quality and wildlife habitat in tributaries across Puget Sound. Salmon Safe is a Portland-based nonprofit whose mission is to influence land management practices in watersheds across the West Coast so they might better support the health of salmon and
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Capitol Hill Arts District premiers 60′ tall photo exhibit

Above: Community Roots Housing site manager Deer Kim is shown in LeLeita’s photo collection of local essential workers.  The Capitol Hill Arts District, in partnership with SeaLevel Properties and Sensebellum, have launched a new public art installation (read the press release here). The installation, UNION, projects a 60 feet high art show onto the Woodworth
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