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Join Us at the Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival

Join us for the Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival, April 29 to May 3. Presented by the Capitol Hill Arts District and Northwest Film Forum, the festival celebrates the creativity of Capitol Hill and offers community members a connection to interdisciplinary art during this unprecedented time.
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Stormwater Matters: Here’s Why

In the Emerald City of the Evergreen State, there’s one green initiative that often gets overlooked: stormwater management. Stormwater is the runoff of rainwater and melted snow that directly impacts water quality. In a city that averages 38 inches of rain a year on a particularly hilly, impermeable topography, effective stormwater management becomes a pressing issue.
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Our Response to COVID-19

CHH has made some temporary updates to on-site procedures. Following the guidance and recommendations of public health officials in response to the Coronavirus, we are taking proactive steps to limit interactions.
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Annual Meeting Postponed

The Annual Capitol Hill Housing Stakeholder Meeting will be rescheduled. In accordance with current social distancing measures, we will postpone our Annual Meeting, previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 21. Please keep an eye out for future correspondence from us later this year regarding the new date for the meeting. CHH’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting is an
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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

A transit-oriented development co-located with the Capitol Hill light rail station, Station House is our greenest new construction project to date.  At Community Roots Housing, one of our core values is to responsibly steward our properties while protecting the environment. Station House’s construction exemplifies these values – triple-paned windows, solar panels, and a green roof
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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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