In December 2017, Mayor Jenny Durkan and the City of Seattle announced affordable housing funding awards for projects across the City of Seattle, including Filipino Community Village.
Filipino Community Village is a 94 unit project in Rainier Valley that will serve low-income seniors earning up to 30%, 50%, and 60% of area median income. The project is sponsored by the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) in partnership with HumanGood Affordable Housing, Beacon Development Group’s parent company. Beacon will act as the developer for the project.
The project will include community and amenity spaces for residents as well as non-housing space for an Innovative Learning Center to provide computer access and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) programming from young people in the Rainier Valley. The project is located immediately adjacent to the existing FCS Community Center, where residents will have access to FCS’s food bank, community activities, and other programming.
More on the project and the funding announcement as covered by the Seattle Weekly. The project is scheduled to break ground in 2019.