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.

Community Roots Housing has roughly 1,100 apartments in our development pipeline. We are actively seeking to expand our portfolio to help address the affordability crisis in Seattle. We aim to accomplish this by developing new affordable properties, rehabilitating and preserving current affordable housing, and acquiring existing buildings.

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. Africatown Plaza will create 126 new units of affordable housing in the heart of the Central District, as well as ground-level commercial space.

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


U14Located at Union and 14th, the Heartwood project will bring 126 units of workforce housing to central Seattle, filling a critical need for middle-income housing in the city. At eight stories tall, this project is anticipated to be one of Washington’s tallest cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings and one of the first affordable housing projects to be built with CLT in the nation. CLT is an environmentally friendly building material that dramatically lowers the overall carbon footprint of the structure and boasts superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance. Learn more.

Northgate Affordable HousingNorthgate Rendering

Community Roots Housing and BRIDGE Housing are partnering to create a new, transit-oriented housing development directly adjacent to the site of the Northgate Link light rail station. The project will bring 232 new affordable apartments to the Northgate neighborhood, as well as an almost 10,000-square-foot daycare on the ground level that will be run by El Centro de la Raza. The building will include a mix of apartment sizes, ranging from studios up to three-bedroom units, designed to meet the needs of various household sizes and create rare family sized affordable housing. Learn more about the project.

Jazz House

JazzhouseCommunity Roots Housing is partnering with Seattle JazzED to build an innovative project in the heart of the Rainier Valley. The project will bring over 100 units of new housing to the neighborhood alongside a state-of-the-art music and performance center. Located near transit, the planned performing arts facility will create a place of creativity, access, inclusion, and belonging for the entire Seattle community. Learn more project details on JazzED’s website.

White Center HUB

Wchub Community Building Feb2022

Located on the site of a former public health center, the White Center Community HUB project aims to 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. Project partners White Center Community Development Association, Southwest Youth & Family Services, and Community Roots Housing are collaborating with King County to build a community-driven and designed campus created by and for White Center. Community members envision a center for learning with opportunities like workforce training, youth tutoring and childcare; integrated physical and behavioral health services. Learn more about the project.

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

YouthCare – South Annex

YouthcareCommunity Roots Housing is partnering with YouthCare, a nonprofit devoted to ending youth homelessness, to create a new, eight-story mixed-use building on the southeast corner of Broadway and E. Pine. Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, this project is just down the street from Community Roots’ Pride Place project. The YouthCare project will create more than 80 new affordable apartments in the neighborhood, including units designated and set aside for youth experiencing homelessness. The building will also feature three floors for a new YouthCare education and employment resource hub, where the nonprofit will be able to expand their programmatic offerings.

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 Thea Munchel at for more information about tax credit housing or Jason McLin at for more information about middle-income and workforce housing.

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