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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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July letter to residents

Read the latest letter to residents here.  The letter contains information about rental assistance, reopening community rooms, repair requests, and more. 
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Station House: A study in green design

Did you know? Not only is Station House home to art that’s part of the AIDS Memorial Pathway, it’s also our most environmentally friendly building yet! These 110 apartments were designed to support the health of residents living inside the building while also remaining conscientious of the health of the outside environment. Live at Station
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Celebrating a proud, resilient community

We can’t wait to celebrate Pride Month by joining Seattle Pride’s all-weekend online celebration! Rumor has it that GenPride has some exciting news to share during the program on Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. Community Roots Housing is thrilled to collaborate with GenPride on Pride Place, Seattle’s first affordable housing project designed to be
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Yesler Family Housing development breaks ground

  Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) and Community Roots Housing have closed on the construction financing for Yesler Family Housing, a new home designed for families at the intersection of 13th Avenue and E. Yesler Way. Financing for the project, a mixed‐use building with 156 units of affordable apartments and childcare,
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Support small businesses

Help sustain our local businesses. Check out the list below of businesses in Community Roots buildings across Seattle. Businesses have been listed alphabetically. Check businesses’ websites and/or social media to stay updated with the latest. Arcaro Boxing Building & address: The Jefferson, 1208 East Jefferson Street Arcaro Boxing Black Box Operations Building & address: 12th
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Join Vu Le at Top of the Town 2021

Top of the Town brings together community leaders, developers, and friends who believe in creating an affordable and inclusive place to live. This year, we are excited to feature remarks from thought leader Vu Le and his incisive observations on social justice issues. Despite being physically spread out across the region, we can still come
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New board fellows join Community Roots

The Community Roots Housing public development authority (PDA) board gained two new emerging leader fellows: Amy Nguyen and Shaun Frazier. Amy is the Program Manager for Public Art with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and brings over 10 years of experience and knowledge as a public servant and nonprofit leader. Shaun is the Director of Homeless
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Mobile clinic vaccinates senior residents

 Last week, Community Roots Housing partnered with Harborview and UW Medicine to bring a mobile vaccine clinic to three senior buildings. Community Roots’ Haines, Elizabeth James House, and El Nor buildings serve senior residents, making them eligible for the vaccine rollout.  “I think it’s important to bring the shots to them,” medical assistant Emmaly
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