Current Development Projects

Community-Led Development Meets Deep-Rooted Partnerships

We embrace community-led development and engage in deep-rooted partnerships because it takes all of us to create equitable, vibrant communities. Learn about our current buildings here.

We currently have over 1,000 affordable apartments in our active pipeline. The most recently completed projects, Liberty Bank Building and Station House, created a combined 225 new units of affordable housing. We are actively seeking to expand our portfolio to help address the affordability crisis in Seattle. We aim to accomplish this through development of new affordable properties and acquisition of existing buildings. Learn more about acquisitions and doing business with us.

LGBTQ-Affirming Affordable Senior Housing

Eldridge Building Front Sk11.13.20Capitol Hill has a long history of being a home and cultural center for LGBTQ life in Seattle. Community Roots Housing hopes to preserve and enhance this proud tradition by developing LGBTQ-affirming affordable apartments for seniors in the neighborhood in partnership with leaders from LGBTQ and health organizations.

The proposed project, an eight-story mixed-use building located on Broadway between Pike and Pine, includes seven stories of affordable homes for seniors as well as ground-level space for an LGBTQ-focused senior community and health center. GenPRIDE, a nonprofit organization serving Seattle’s senior LGBTQ community, will provide services on the ground floor in partnership with other groups. The building will also contain ground-level retail space in the preserved facades of the landmarked Eldridge Tire Building and the Atlas Clothing Building.

This project is part of Rise Together, a collaborative capital campaign supporting equitable development in the Central District, Capitol Hill, and White Center.

See GenPRIDE’s project page for community-oriented updates.

Yesler Family Housing

Yesler Family HousingYesler Family Housing is a joint venture to develop 158 apartments of affordable homes for working families in and around the communities of Yesler Terrace, Little Saigon, and the Central District. Read our joint press release created with our project partners: Seattle Chinatown International District’s Public Development Authority and Seattle Housing Authority. See the project page on SCIDpda’s website for more information.

Africatown Plaza

Africatownplaza.23rd Corner Update Mural 3.mh12.17.19Situated on 23rd and Spring at the south end of the Midtown Block redevelopment, this collaboration between Africatown Community Land Trust and Community Roots Housing will build on the success of the nearby Liberty Bank Building.

This project is part of Rise Together, a collaborative capital campaign supporting equitable development in the Central District, Capitol Hill, and White Center.

Jazz House

JazzhouseA youth performing-arts hub and affordable housing development in Rainier Valley. Read our joint press release with community partners JazzED. Learn more project details on JazzED’s website.

Union & 14th

U14This project will be a neighbor to Community Roots Housing’s historic Helen V apartments at Union & 14th. The project will make use of an innovative, eco-friendly building material: cross-laminated timber (CLT), which lowers the overall carbon footprint of the structure. Community Roots Housing is the lead developer while partnering with Skipstone as development consultant. It is planned to be eight stories and is anticipated to be one of Washington’s tallest CLT buildings.

YouthCare – South Annex

South Annex Site 730x487.06.16.2020 - a three-story building of grey, tan and white at an intersection with rainbow-colored crosswalks.The South Annex site on the southeast corner of Broadway and E. Pine will be developed in partnership with YouthCare, a nonprofit homeless youth service provider. YouthCare will develop an employment and education academy. Community Roots Housing will develop 70 affordable apartments, including permanent supportive housing for homeless youth and units affordable to people making 30% to 60% of the Area Median Income. A rendering of the project is coming soon.

White Center HUBWhite Center Hub Rendering

Located on the site of a former public health center, the White Center Community HUB will create a place of “hope, unity, and belonging” where working families can find affordable housing along with essential services that nurture their stability and create greater opportunity.

This project is part of Rise Together, a collaborative capital campaign supporting equitable development in the Central District, Capitol Hill, and White Center. 

Join us in Community Development

It takes all of us to create equitable, vibrant communities. Are you a community organization or developer interested in partnering with us toward this shared vision? Do you have a vision for services and community assets that could be paired with affordable housing in your neighborhood?  Contact Jeremy Wilkening at jwilkening@communityrootshousing.org.

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