Broadway Center for Youth

The project

The Broadway Center for Youth development is a partnership between YouthCare, a nonprofit serving homeless youth, and Community Roots Housing (CRH), an affordable housing developer and operator. The project will redevelop the corner of Broadway and Pine to build 84 new units of affordable housing operated by CRH alongside a new hub for YouthCare: the Constellation Center, a three-story employment and education academy. Fifteen of the new apartment homes will be set aside for homeless or at-risk young adults.

The Broadway Center for Youth will seek to undo multi-systemic barriers and serve as a hub for YouthCare’s employment and education services. It will enable programmatic expansion for YouthCare and will provide housing capacity in the amenity-rich Pike Pine area of Capitol Hill, a neighborhood abundant in transit, shopping, culture, and job opportunities.


1534 Broadway and 909 E. Pine Street

  • Seattle, King County
  • Capitol Hill neighborhood
  • Local amenities
    •  Transit
      • Sound Transit Link light rail
      • King County Metro bus lines
      • Seattle streetcar
      • Bicycle lanes
    • Shopping
      • Lifelong
      • Pacific Supply
    • Grocery stores
      • QFC grocery
      • M2M Mart
      • Whole Foods
    • Cal Anderson Park

The Need

The 2020 Point-in-Time Count identified 11,751 people experiencing homelessness in King County. Almost 1,000 of those people were youth and young adults ages 12-24. As rising costs of living continue to exacerbate regional homelessness, this project will combat displacement and safeguard affordable housing and educational opportunities in the heart of the city, with unique access to transit, urban life, and employment.

Income Qualifications & Apartment Mix

The Broadway Center for Youth will provide 84 affordable homes for people making 30-50% of the area median income.

Project Background

The project requires complex financing that combines debt, tax credit equity, and critical funding from the state, county, and city. The housing project and the Constellation Center will be built together and will appear as a combined campus from the street.

The Broadway Center for Youth has received funding commitments from:

  • Seattle Office of Housing
  • Housing Trust Fund
  • King County

Community engagement

In the summer of 2023, Community Roots Housing and YouthCare partnered with Urban ArtWorks, a nonprofit organization that engages with young people, artists, and communities to create public art. Urban ArtWorks created a 90-foot mural at the Broadway Center for Youth site in Capitol Hill. The mural was created by young students in Urban Artworks Mural Apprentice and Base Crew Programs alongside teaching artists. This mural took eight weeks to plan, design, and execute.

Project Partners


YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.

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Together with residents and partners, we confront inequity to create inclusive housing and foster thriving, just communities.

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Shaping communities one thoughtful building at a time. Weinstein A+U is the architect on the Broadway Center for Youth project.

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Building communities, empowering people. Walsh Construction is the general contractor on the Broadway Center for Youth project.

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