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New resident feedback portal launches

Community Roots Housing is committed to providing a high-level of service to our residents. One way we aim to do so is through the Current Resident Hub on our website. From one central spot online, residents can connect to service referrals, pay rent, and sign up for community news. We are excited to share that
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Protecting the pollinators of Capitol Hill

We can’t live without them. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, without pollinators the human race would not survive. Pollinators are a vital component of Earth’s ecosystems and consequently our food supply. That’s why the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict has joined Seattle Audubon‘s Capitol Hill Connections program. The program is a collaboration among Seattle’s
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – November

Community Roots Housing (formerly known as Capitol Hill Housing) has changed the following PDA Board & Committee Meetings: Executive Committee Meeting Previously scheduled to be held in the Belmont Conference Room at 1620 12th Ave, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122 on Monday, October 26th from 5:00-6:30pm to now be entirely electronic. The meeting information is
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Joining Decriminalize Seattle’s movement

The events of the past year have been extraordinary – the impacts of COVID and the continued rise and elevation of the Black Lives Matter movement are testing our resilience and cohesion as a nation and a people. Here at home, the impact on Community Roots Housing and our residents has been profound. COVID has
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Jill Fleming, affordable housing champion, retires

When Jill Fleming was pregnant with her third child, she had what she calls a revelation: she needed to become a CPA (certified public accountant). Despite the famously difficult exam and the fact that she had to coordinate her studying with her schedule, her husband’s schedule, and childcare, she passed the exam on the first
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Byrd Barr Place and their two-pronged approach to poverty

We sat down with Meredith Sibley of Byrd Barr Place (BBP) for a Q&A about our organizations’ respective work and how it has interacted over the years. What is Byrd Barr Place? Formerly the Central Area Motivation Program, we are one of Washington’s oldest community organizations, founded in the era of the Economic Opportunity Act
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Thank you for supporting Omnivorous 2020

Thank you to everyone that joined us for Omnivorous last night! Because of your incredible generosity, we had our most successful Omnivorous yet. For the first time, all the gifts from the night of the event are going directly to rental assistance – $170,000 to support residents and the small businesses in our buildings. Including
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices

Community Roots Housing (formerly known as Capitol Hill Housing) has changed the following PDA Board & Committee Meetings: Property Operations Committee Meeting Previously scheduled to be held in the Malden Conference Room at 1620 12th Ave, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122 on Tuesday, October 6th from 3:00-4:00pm to now be entirely electronic. The meeting information
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Lowell’s Journey Toward an SBHC Continues

Lowell Elementary School is in the first phase of creating a school-based health center (SBHC) that would serve the needs of not only the school’s students and staff, but also the students’ families. The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is working in partnership with Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Country Doctor Community Health Center to help make
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices

Community Roots Housing (formerly known as Capitol Hill Housing) has changed the following PDA Board & Committee Meetings: Property Development Committee – Special Meeting There will be a special meeting of the Property Development Committee on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 pm electronically. The meeting information is below. Time: Sept 22, 2020 05:00 PM
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