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Join us at our annual meeting on Dec. 14

Join us at the virtual Community Roots Housing annual meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14. Hear directly from Community Roots leadership about the current work of the organization and what’s on the horizon. After leadership’s presentations, there will be time for a Q&A. RSVP here.  If you can’t attend at the time of
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Community Roots’ annual meeting will be rescheduled

Our sincerest apologies – the annual meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 has been postponed. We experienced some technical difficulties and will reschedule as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone that attempted to join the meeting; we will reach out when we have confirmed a new date.    
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Community Roots, YouthCare partnership receives additional funding

The partnership between Community Roots Housing and YouthCare, which will redevelop the Booth Building on the corner of Broadway and East Pine Street, was awarded $4.48 million from the Housing Trust Fund last month. In addition to 84 new affordable housing apartment units, the eight-story, mixed-use building will feature roughly 25,000 square feet for a
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Cafe Avole brings perfect blend to Central District

Cafe Avole has found a new home inside the Liberty Bank Building and brings a perfect blend of flavor and culture to the neighborhood. The bright, inviting space nestled between other Black-owned business including Earl’s Cuts and Styles and Communion Restaurant & Bar, is the product of a lot of love and community support. Owners
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Become a resident board member

Community Roots Housing is seeking a resident of Community Roots Housing for our Public Development Authority (PDA) Board.  We find value in having a resident as a full, voting member of the board to have representation from residents at the highest level of the organization. The PDA Board is composed of 15 voting members who
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Community Roots Foundation Board seeks new members

The Community Roots Housing Foundation seeks nominations of potential board member candidates from the Seattle area. Read the board member role description and review the official call for nominations. The nominations deadline for priority consideration is Friday, March 4.  The primary purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds to sustain general operations and support
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COVID-19 resources for residents

COVID-19 Vaccine Information  The CDC and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommend a booster dose for people 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series. If you’re in one of the following groups, it’s especially important to get a booster shot for the best
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Rooted in community: 2021 annual report

Inside our 2021 annual report you’ll find a letter from CEO Christopher Persons and Board Chair Shalimar Gonzales, news highlights from the past year, information about our future projects, and more! Read the report  
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Community Roots’ project in partnership with YouthCare receives funding award

Today Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Office of Housing announced a $95 million investment in affordable housing, an allocation of which was awarded to Community Roots Housing’s project in partnership with YouthCare, a nonprofit serving homeless youth. “We are very grateful for this strong investment in our incredible young people,” said YouthCare’s Interim CEO Colleen
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Public hearing notice TEFRA – Africatown Plaza

NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC PUBLIC HEARING Community Roots Housing (the “CRH”) will hold an open public hearing for the purpose of considering the issuance by CRH of one or more series of tax–exempt revenue obligations (the “Bonds”) to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of the qualified residential rental portion of a mixed-use facility with residential,
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