On September 18, Beacon joined Filipino Community of Seattle, HumanGood Affordable Housing, elected officials including Mayor Durkan and more than 200 local community members and donors to celebrate the ground breaking of Filipino Community Village. The new community, totaling just over $36 million in development, will offer a unique model combining culturally-specific social services and 95 affordable apartment homes for low-income seniors. A segment of the apartments will be set aside for people with disabilities. The building will also house the Innovation Learning Center for the local youth. The learning center will offer computer courses, a robotics program and a science-technology-engineering-arts-math (STEAM) program.
“The Filipino Community Village is made possible by the decades-long efforts of the Filipino Community of Seattle, and our very own Beacon Development Group and HumanGood. This milestone brings us ever closer to making this dream a reality for the low-income seniors of Seattle for many years to come. As the Seattle market continues to price out countless low-income seniors, we are proud to welcome what will soon be HumanGood’s 96th affordable housing community,” said Ancel Romero, president of HumanGood Affordable Housing.
The project is funded through support from the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, King County, Umpqua Bank and Hudson Housing Capital. The project team includes Beacon Development Group, Rolluda Architects and Marpac Construction. HumanGood Affordable Housing will manage the new community upon it’s completion in March 2021.