Seattle Affordable Housing Project Is Designed with Families in Mind (Seattle Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
January 12th, 2022

From Next City:

Last May, construction kicked off on a Seattle housing project designed specifically for multigenerational working families — a population that’s been vastly overlooked in the construction boom of the past decade.

The project is currently called Yesler Family Housing and the developers are the Seattle Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority, or SCIDpda, and Community Roots Housing. When the building opens in 2023, it will hold over 150 apartments with 25 three-bedroom and seven four-bedroom affordable units as well as a ground-floor childcare and early learning center and courtyards for child care, community gardening and resident gatherings.

“For many of us, community is very, very important — and you want to be able to stay in the community you’re most comfortable in,” says Maiko Winkler-Chin, SCIDpda’s executive director. “How do we allow for that in the housing built? For years, it’s been challenging for us to state the need for family housing and public resources to go to family housing.”

Read Next City's article "Seattle Affordable Housing Project Is Designed with Families in Mind," featuring the Seattle Housing Authority.

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