Our Housing Development
The goal of our housing developments is to create assets—affordable housing— that will answer the immediate need for safe and sacred places for families to live surrounded by transformative services leading to a better quality of life, economic status, and independence. These housing "developments" will form the foundation of "assets" to be used for leveraging into "wealth" for the benefit of the residents living in the units and for the use as "common assets for the community."
- Participation within the housing community encourages establishing a "Life Progress Plan and actively working to actualize that plan will lead to financial stability.
- Services are designed to be life-enhancing and soul-inspiring driven by tenant needs and individual goals.
- Increase health, happiness, and well-being
- Finding the gifts within
- Breaking the cycle of poverty
Monic's Village Place I
Monica's Village Place js 51 units of affordable housing in Seattle's Central Area, at the intersection of 23 rd Avenue South and South Main Streets, consisting on one, two, and three bedroom apartments and townhomes All units are affordable to families making 30% to 50% of the area median household income. The building is oriented around a central courtyard containing a play area for children and a healing/reflection garden.
Imani Village is a 3-story; 16-unit apartment complex located in Squire Park, the project was built in partnership with First Place to serve disadvantaged women and women with children. This service-enriched, low-income housing complex has ample usable open space for its residents including a vine-screened central pedestrian courtyard with a play area for young children, a lower level play area for older children, and a second permeable courtyard with a small amphitheater shared by the Firs Place School. First Place provides family services for the residents.
Spruce Park Apartments
The Spruce Park Apartments provides 45 units of affordable housing in the Central Area of Seattle. Located at 155 21st Ave., Spruce Park Apartments serve families and individuals at 50% or lower of the area median income. In addition, four of the units have been set aside as transitional housing for families that are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
110 Building, 110 14th Ave, Seattle
The 110 14th Avenue Apartments provides 34 SRO (single resident occupancy) units of low-income affordable housing for single adults in Seattle's Central District.
SHARE/WHEEL Bunk House
The Bunkhouse is an indoor Day-Night Shelter that is operated by SHARE/WHEEL
(Seattle Housing and Resource Effort/Women's Housing Equality and Enhancement League.) The shelter is self-managed by residents and offers transitional housing for homeless men and women. The space provides individuals with housing, storage, and hygiene facilities while they find and retain employment, save money, and stabilize enough to move into permanent housing. Residents participate in sharing chores, conducting meetings, and providing security. Kitchen space, showers, coin-operated laundry, lockers, and a TV room are included in the Bunkhouse.
Elizabeth Thomas Homes LLC
The FAME-Equity Alliance of Washington (EAW) in partnership with Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington (CHS) will develop 119 units of affordable housing. This project will serve families between
- AMI with the intention of housing low-wage working families and individuals in the Rainier Beach Neighbor and Communities of Color. The project is adjacent to the Rainier Beach light rail station and will include studios, one, two, and three bedrooms units to adequately accommodate families. The project will also include a playground, courtyard, community room, commercial space, and a rooftop deck. The ground floor will have space for offices for both property management and other commercial activities that would support the vision of the community as identified in their Neighborhood
Development Plan. The Elizabeth Thomas Homes will deliver much-needed housing to working families at risk of displacement from Seattle addressing the "missing middle" population, or those Left with few housing options.