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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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PDA Board Committees – Meeting Change Notices

Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) has changed the Property Development Committee meeting, scheduled to be held in the Belmont Conference Room at the CHH Main Office at 1620 12th Ave, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122 on Tuesday, June 2nd from 3:30-4:30pm. The meeting will now be entirely electronic and take place at 2:30-3:30pm. The meeting information
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Top of the Town Goes Virtual

Capitol Hill Housing invites you to join us on the evening of June 25 for a virtual Top of the Town. This year the event will look a little different: Instead of holding it at the wonderful Hotel Sorrento as we have for the past decade, we are moving the event online
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PDA Board Committees – Meeting Change Notices

Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) has changed the Executive Committee meeting, scheduled to be held in the Belmont Conference Room at the CHH Main Office at 1620 12th Ave, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122 on Tuesday, May 26th from 5:00-6:30pm to now be entirely electronic.  The meeting information is below. Topic: CHH PDA Executive Committee Meeting
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Mental Health During COVID-19

Muguette Guenneguez is the executive director of NAMI Seattle, an affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness. Muguette sat down with us to talk about mental health in the time of COVID-19 and her collaboration with the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. “There are no words to describe how impacted our communities have been by this crisis,
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CHHF Board Gets New President

Margaret Pak Enslow has been appointed the new president of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation Board. Margaret has been on the CHHF Board since 2015, and she was formerly the vice president of the board.
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Station House Apartments Available

Applicants can still submit a short form of interest for Station House apartments in the 60% Area Median Income limits and rent ranges. Previously, apartments were also available at the 30% and 50% Area Median Income levels; however, these have now been filled. To find out more about eligibility and the leasing process, follow the
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices

Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) has changed the May Board Meeting, scheduled to be held in the Pike Pine Room at the 12th Ave Arts Building at 1620 12th Ave, Suite 206, Seattle, WA 98122 on Monday, May 11th from 5:30-7:30pm to now be entirely electronic.  The meeting information is below.
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