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2020 annual report

Michael Seiwerath appointed as new SEED executive director

Homegrown. Of all the words to describe Michael Seiwerath’s tenure with Community Roots Housing, this word, homegrown, seems the most organic – his remarkable gardening prowess aside. Michael’s relationship with Community Roots began as a resident. The turn of the millennium found Michael and his family moving into a Community Roots apartment; eight years later
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – February

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: Jan 25, 2021 05:00
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Notice of Public Hearing – Yesler Family Housing

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 and taxable revenue notes (the “Notes”) to finance the acquisition of an interest in land and the construction and equipping of the qualified residential rental portion of a
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PDA Board – 2021 Meeting Dates & January Meeting Info

These are the Community Roots Housing PDA Board and Committee 2021 meeting dates as approved by the Board at their meeting in December.   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
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Support small businesses

Help sustain our local businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Check out the list below of businesses in Community Roots buildings across Seattle. Businesses have been listed alphabetically. Information has been gathered to the best of our knowledge. Check businesses’ websites and/or social media to stay updated with the latest. Arcaro Boxing Closed until further notice.
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An extraordinary year: our 2020 annual report

Read the Community Roots Housing 2020 annual report here.  This decade began with a year like no other. Despite its extreme challenges, here at Community Roots Housing, we persevered in our mission to build vibrant, engaged communities.  Inside the report you’ll find a letter from CEO Christopher Persons and Board Chair Shalimar Gonzales, news highlights
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PDA Board & Committees – Meeting Change Notices – December

Community Roots Housing (formerly known as Capitol Hill Housing) has changed the following PDA Board & Committee Meetings: Joint Board Development Committee Meeting Previously scheduled to be held in the Belmont Conference Room at 1620 12th Ave, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122 on Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00-5:00pm to now be entirely electronic. The meeting
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Donna Moodie awarded, promoted

(Above: Donna was an integral organizer of the Community Kitchens for Affordable Housing Residents program that delivered over 8,000 free, nutritious meals to low-income residents experiencing food insecurity as a result of the pandemic. Donna ran the program out of her restaurant, Marjorie, in Capitol Hill. Volunteers got flowers for Donna and EcoDistrict team members
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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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