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Reinvesting in Our Buildings

The Bonanza project is the preservation and rehabilitation of the Ponderosa, El Nor and 18th Avenue buildings in the Central District. It embodies one of our most core tenets: Everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home. In some cases, those quality homes are produced not through new construction, but through a reinvestment in
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Liberty Bank Building Celebrates One Year

On March 23, 2019, a child and a reverend hoisted up ceremonial giant scissors and cut the ribbon in front of Liberty Bank Building, marking the momentous opening of 115 affordable homes in the Central District. It has been one year since the building opened, and the community within remains as strong as the showing
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CHH 2019 Annual Report

The Capitol Hill Housing 2019 annual report takes a look at our year in review, outlines our financials, and gives a sneak peek at what’s next for CHH. An abbreviated version of the report can be found here.
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Station House Sets Green Goals

Station House, CHH’s (now named Community Roots Housing’s) newest building, is nearly complete! A transit-oriented development co-located with the Capitol Hill light rail station, Station House is our greenest new construction project to date.  At CHH, one of our core values is to responsibly steward our properties while protecting the environment. Station House’s construction exemplifies
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Homeless Service Resource Guide

Akeyla Jimerson, one of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Community Development Associates, put together a Homeless Service Resource Guide to help community members learn best practices in supporting Seattle’s unhoused population. All emergent needs should be addressed to Mickey Humphrey, the local Homeless Service Coordinator. Mickey is available for questions and resource referrals at 206-487-4553. The
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A Win for Affordable Housing

History was made this month as Seattle invested $110 million in affordable housing. This announcement marks the largest investment and the most affordable homes ever created in Seattle in one year.
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Partner Spotlight: Byrd Barr Place

CHH Resident Services is proud to partner with Byrd Barr Place, one of Washington’s oldest community organizations. Byrd Barr Place provides “essential human services to Seattle residents who are struggling to make ends meet”. Their programs include healthy food, personal finance, housing and energy assistance focused especially on emergency situations. Resident Services staff refer CHH
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Partner Spotlight: GenPRIDE

We’ve got some big news. You may have heard that, in partnership with nine LGBTQ-serving organizations, we are building the first LGBTQ-affirming affordable housing for seniors in the Pacific Northwest. Guiding this effort is an Advisory Committee that includes Aging with Pride, Generations Aging with Pride (GenPRIDE), the Ingersoll Gender Center, LGBTQ Allyship, Country Doctor,
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