Project Types

Select an icon below for a few examples of our work in each category.


Rotary Terrace Senior Housing

Rotary Club of South San Francisco and HumanGood

Address: 310 Miller Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94103
Completion Date: 2019
Program: 81unit apartment and 1,900 square feet of office and flexible community use
Funding Sources: CTCAC 4% LIHTC (Enterprise Community Investment/ Morgan Stanley), Construction participation loan (Citibank/Morgan Stanley/SVB) and Permanent Loan (Citibank), City of South San Francisco-Donation of land, County of San Mateo, FHLB-San Francisco AHP( Silicon Valley Bank), Rotary Plaza Inc.
Population Served: Low-Income Seniors up to 30% and 50% AMI; several units set aside for homeless seniors.
Total Budget: $40,505,000
Contractor: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp.
Architect: HKIT Architects


Rotary Terrace is a partnership between the Rotarians of South San Francisco, dba as Rotary Plaza Inc. and HumanGood Affordable Housing. The project is an eighty-one (81) unit affordable senior apartment complex on City-owned sites in downtown South San Francisco with all restricted units targeting households at or below 50% AMI. The Development is located ¼ mile from a Caltrain station and within the City’s Downtown redevelopment subarea. Amenities include exercise room, library, bike storage, high-speed internet, community space, roof-top garden, central laundry and social service space. Program space will be used in conjunction with a partnership of the Health Plan of San Mateo to support medical needs of residents. Additionally, there is an accessory use area that is available as flexible community meeting space.

Colby Avenue Youth Center

Cocoon House

Address: 3530 Colby Ave, Everett WA
Completion Date: 2019
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WA State YRF, WA State BCF, Snohomish County, City of Everett, City of Marysville, Federal Home Loan Bank, Capital Campaign
Population Served: Homeless youth and young adults
Total Budget: $14.2M
Green Certification: ESDS
Contractor: Kirtley-Cole
Architect: GGLO


The Colby Avenue Youth Center will be a unique and innovative affordable housing and service center for homeless youth and young adults. It will provide comprehensive resources, services and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth to recover from trauma as they learn skills to transition to adult roles and responsibilities. The center will include a welcoming youth day center with on site services, Cocoon House prevention and outreach services, 20 units with services for homeless young adults and 20 units with services for homeless youth.

This new comprehensive youth center is on the leading-edge of program and building design for serving homeless youth. The Center will provide homeless youth the services they need in one safe secure location – a proven model for how to successfully engage and support youth who have experienced trauma. Additionally, the project will locate all of Cocoon House staff in one building - providing for flexibility in programming to meet the needs of homeless youth - as well as meet Cocoon House's safety and security needs into the future.

Life’s Garden

Human Good

Address: Sunnyvale, CA
Completion Date: 2018
Funding Sources: GP Contribution, 4% LIHTC Equity, Deferred Developer Fee, Seller Note, Tax Exempt Private Debt
Population Served: Low-income up to 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: 75,236,000
Contractor: Branagh, Inc
Architect: HKIT Architects


Life’s Garden is an existing 208-unit, 2 story garden style multifamily development on a 5.34 acre flat lot in Sunnyvale, CA. Life‘s Gardens was originally constructed in 1974 and has been generally well maintained and in overall average condition. Life’s Garden is currently 98.1 percent occupied and maintains an extensive waiting list of over 500 households.

The entire project is undergoing an extensive renovation which includes a complete interior rehabilitation of all residential apartments and all corridors and common spaces. The community consists of a community room, business center, central laundry facilities, community garden, courtyard, elevators, exercise facility, picnic area, recreation areas, service coordination, and on-site management. Post-renovation new features include fire panel and electrical system and community amenities that will include the addition of central heating and air conditioning.

Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney Place / Brettler Family Place 3

Solid Ground

Address: 6818 62nd Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2013
Program: 54 apartments
Funding Sources: City of Seattle, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (Enterprise), Construction Loan (Wells Fargo), Capital Campaign
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% AMI
Total Budget: $14,000,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, City of Seattle Built Smart
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: Tonkin Architecture


This project rounds out Solid Ground's decade-long commitment with the City of Seattle to build nearly 200 units of housing for formerly homeless households at the historic Sand Point Naval Station at Magnuson Park in Seattle. Built into the existing Solid Ground campus in two non-contiguous buildings, this project serves the formerly homeless and contains both large family apartments as well as apartments for the disabled. Children and families have access to wrap-around case management services, ample play areas and a community building with after-school and summer youth programming. The project was built to conform with the historic designation of the surrounding community, embracing elements such as brick exteriors and historic outdoor lighting.

Father Bach Haven

Catholic Housing Services of Eastern Washington

Address: 108 S State St, Spokane, WA
Completion Date: 2012
Program: 50 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (Enterprise)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% AMI
Total Budget: $9,600,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Garco Construction, Inc.
Architect: Heylman Martin Architects


Father Bach Haven (FBH) is a service-enriched community for formerly homeless men and women in downtown Spokane. Working with Catholic Housing Services of Eastern Washington (CHSEW), a division of Catholic Charities, Beacon was able to secure essential capital funding from the State of Washington for this project during a period of time when homeless services were being drastically reduced. Working together, Beacon and CHSEW then successfully procured important operations funding to ensure that the most needy men and women of Spokane could be served in a comprehensive manner by Father Bach Haven into the future. FBH is directly adjacent to Catholic Charities' House of Charity shelter, allowing for men and women to graduate into permanent housing and receive services right next door, as they are able.

Agnes Kehoe Place

Spokane Housing Authority

Address: 5313 N Regal St, Spokane, WA
Completion Date: 2012
Program: 51 apartments
Funding Sources: City of Spokane, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC & Historic Tax Credits (US Bank), WSHFC Rapid Response Program
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $12,000,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walker Construction, Inc.
Architect: SMR Architects


This project involved the acquisition and gut rehabilitation of a dilapidated three-story unreinforced masonry, former school building that was built in 1912. The building had been converted to housing immediately after WWII and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places but had become a blight to the neighborhood. The Spokane Housing Authority acquired the property at auction to preserve the historic character and housing for low-income residents of Spokane. Improvements included a new seismic system, new heating and air conditioning, complete replacement of the roof and a full restoration of all historic windows and exterior masonry. Ten apartments are set-aside for formerly homeless veterans and ten apartments are reserved for disabled residents, including veterans. Section 8 vouchers are utilized in the project.

Laube Hotel Apartments

Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authorities

Address: 1226 N State St, Bellingham, WA
Completion Date: 2008
Program: 20 apartments and 5,600 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC & Historic Tax Credits (NEF formerly Homestead Capital), Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA), Fundraising
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $5,600,000
Contractor: Dawson Construction, Inc.
Architect: SMR Architects


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, the Laube Hotel was originally built in 1903 as one of Bellingham’s first “world class” hotels. It remained a functioning hotel until 1983, after which its residential floors stood vacant for more than 20 years. The gut renovation included updates to the structural and seismic systems, new ADA entrance to the rear of the building, masonry restoration and restoration of all interior woodwork and original historic windows. The two commercial spaces on the first floor were renovated for future tenants. Section 8 vouchers are provided at the building.

Wilson Hotel

Anacortes Housing Authority

Address: 806 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA
Completion Date: 2006
Program: 25 apartments and 6,100 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Anacortes, Skagit County, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC & Historic Tax Credits (NEF formerly Homestead Capital), FHLB AHP, Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $6,400,000
Contractor: MarPac Construction LLC
Architect: SMR Architects


Built in 1890 when Anacortes was a bustling seaport, the three-story masonry and wood frame Wilson Hotel was one of the first centrally located “first-class” hotels in Anacortes. The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and renovation work included extensive historic preservation improvements to the housing and a complete renovation of the seven street-level commercial spaces. The gut renovation included a new elevator, new seismic and structural systems, restoration of original windows, woodwork and the grand lobby staircase, and new fire sprinklers throughout. Five apartments are set-aside for disabled tenants.

Rotary Terrace Senior Housing

Rotary Club of South San Francisco and HumanGood

Address: 310 Miller Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94103
Completion Date: 2019
Program: 81unit apartment and 1,900 square feet of office and flexible community use
Funding Sources: CTCAC 4% LIHTC (Enterprise Community Investment/ Morgan Stanley), Construction participation loan (Citibank/Morgan Stanley/SVB) and Permanent Loan (Citibank), City of South San Francisco-Donation of land, County of San Mateo, FHLB-San Francisco AHP( Silicon Valley Bank), Rotary Plaza Inc.
Population Served: Low-Income Seniors up to 30% and 50% AMI; several units set aside for homeless seniors.
Total Budget: $40,505,000
Contractor: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp.
Architect: HKIT Architects


Rotary Terrace is a partnership between the Rotarians of South San Francisco, dba as Rotary Plaza Inc. and HumanGood Affordable Housing. The project is an eighty-one (81) unit affordable senior apartment complex on City-owned sites in downtown South San Francisco with all restricted units targeting households at or below 50% AMI. The Development is located ¼ mile from a Caltrain station and within the City’s Downtown redevelopment subarea. Amenities include exercise room, library, bike storage, high-speed internet, community space, roof-top garden, central laundry and social service space. Program space will be used in conjunction with a partnership of the Health Plan of San Mateo to support medical needs of residents. Additionally, there is an accessory use area that is available as flexible community meeting space.

Life’s Garden

Human Good

Address: Sunnyvale, CA
Completion Date: 2018
Funding Sources: GP Contribution, 4% LIHTC Equity, Deferred Developer Fee, Seller Note, Tax Exempt Private Debt
Population Served: Low-income up to 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: 75,236,000
Contractor: Branagh, Inc
Architect: HKIT Architects


Life’s Garden is an existing 208-unit, 2 story garden style multifamily development on a 5.34 acre flat lot in Sunnyvale, CA. Life‘s Gardens was originally constructed in 1974 and has been generally well maintained and in overall average condition. Life’s Garden is currently 98.1 percent occupied and maintains an extensive waiting list of over 500 households.

The entire project is undergoing an extensive renovation which includes a complete interior rehabilitation of all residential apartments and all corridors and common spaces. The community consists of a community room, business center, central laundry facilities, community garden, courtyard, elevators, exercise facility, picnic area, recreation areas, service coordination, and on-site management. Post-renovation new features include fire panel and electrical system and community amenities that will include the addition of central heating and air conditioning.

Rotary Plaza

ABHOW/Beacon Communities

Address: 433 Alida Way, South San Francisco, CA, United States
Completion Date: 2016
Program: 179 apartments
Funding Sources: 4% LIHTC (Merritt Community Capital), Permanent Bank Debt & Construction Loan (Citi Community Capital), Seller Financing
Population Served: Low-income seniors up to 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $67,000,000
Green Certification: California Title 24 Energy Standard Compliant
Contractor: D&H Construction
Architect: Van Meter William Pollack, LLP


Rotary Plaza is a two-building complex that first received residents in the early 1970s. After 43 years of service the community, the project underwent an extensive renovation and Section 8 preservation that will guarantee the long-term affordability of the property for decades to come. The renovation included seismic upgrades, a complete rehabilitation of all residential apartments and all corridors, improvements to common spaces, an expanded library with a new fireplace, enhanced open space and raised garden beds, and a new café. The improvements also included a new hydronic heating system, solar hot-water heating system and photovoltaic (PV) panels that enhance the property’s environmental efficiency and lower the overall community utility cost.

Northaven Apartments

Northaven, Inc.

Address: 11045 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2013
Program: 198 apartments
Funding Sources: FHA 223f permanent loan
Population Served: Low- to moderate-income seniors
Total Budget: $4,800,000
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: Schemata Workshop


Northaven Apartments is a 9-story, 198 unit independent senior living project located in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle. It was originally built in 1972 under the HUD Section 236 loan program. The current project is a refinance, restructuring of subsidy and rehabilitation to preserve the building as affordable senior housing. The rehabilitation scope, over $17,000 of per unit upgrades, included a new roof, elevator modernization, new unit kitchens and heating, electrical panel replacement, commercial kitchen improvements and corridor and common area finishes. The project serves up to moderate income seniors with the majority of current tenants at low and extremely-low incomes. Northaven is partially assisted by a HUD Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract and eligible unassisted tenants were offered tenant protection vouchers as part of the refinance. New funding for the project included a HUD FHA 223(f) loan and deferral of the existing HUD flexible subsidy loan.

Salishan Gardens

ABHOW/Beacon Communities

Address: 4401 East R Street, Tacoma, WA
Completion Date: 2011
Program: 55 apartments
Funding Sources: City of Tacoma, Pierce County, WA State HTF, HUD 202 Financing, United Way of Pierce County
Population Served: Low-income up to 50% AMI
Total Budget: $11,500,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: Environmental Works


Salishan Gardens is one facet of the Salishan HOPE VI redevelopment project in southeast Tacoma. It was designed and constructed with a focus on sustainable design, energy efficiency and "aging in place" design for seniors to grow old comfortably in their apartments. Significant green features include a system by which the sun heats the hot water and the air is cleaned, heated, and cooled by energy-efficient heat pumps and heat recovery ventilators. The project serves low- and extremely low-income seniors, many of whom are receiving social security as their only income. As a result, rents are 100% subsidized by a Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Varney Court

Housing Authority City of Pasco & Franklin County

Address: N 4th Ave & W Pearl St, Pasco
Completion Date: 2015
Program: 38 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WSHFC 4% LIHTC (NEF), WA State CDBG, Construction Loan (Wells Fargo)
Population Served: Low-income up to 40% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $8,500,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walker Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture


Varney Court is an affordable housing development for agricultural worker families comprised of seven buildings around a central courtyard with ample space and a playground for children to gather and thrive. The apartments are designed to help families live in a community-focused setting, including access to a central community building with a kitchen to host meetings, activities and family events. Varney Court is a WA State Evergreen Sustainable Development Certified community, and includes green features such as: high efficiency heating and cooling systems; unique exterior wall assemblies and air sealing for added insulation; native and drought-tolerant landscaping and an efficient irrigation system; low-flow plumbing fixtures; high efficiency light bulbs; and low-VOC interior paints, sealants and adhesives for better indoor air quality.

Casa Kino

Catholic Charities Housing Services of Yakima

Address: 705 Central Ave N, Quincy, WA
Completion Date: 2013
Program: 51 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (NEF), WA State CDBG
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $10,500,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: M.C. Lundgren Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture


Casa Kino is an affordable housing development for agricultural worker families focused on creating safe and abundant areas for children to gather and play. The project includes a community building with a computer lab, laundry facilities, offices and a community gathering room for CCHS to run programs such as "Play and Learn" for parents and children on site. The housing units will save about 50% of the energy usage typical of standard construction. This is accomplished by utilizing Structural Insulated Panels for exterior walls, extensive ceiling/roof insulation, low-e windows and advanced sealing techniques. Water usage will likewise be greatly reduced by more than half that of standard construction through low-flow fixtures and extensive xeriscaping landscaping.

Bishop Topel Haven

Catholic Housing Services of Eastern Washington

Address: 1534 E Spokane St, Pasco, WA
Completion Date: 2011
Program: 43 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WSHFC ARRA 1602 Exchange
Population Served: Low-income up to 40% AMI
Total Budget: $7,900,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: M.C. Lundgren Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture


The design of Bishop Topel Haven creates a safe, attractive space that prioritizes children and families. The community provides many large apartments for agricultural worker families, together with children’s play areas and a versatile community space that hosts a tenant services facility. The central outdoor patio and play area foster opportunities for interaction among residents. Located immediately adjacent to a major community transit center and local schools, the project is also within short walking distance of important community facilities and a park. Bishop Topel Haven is an Evergreen Sustainable Development certified community, built to reduce electricity and water usage and embrace healthy and sustainable living through design and construction practices.

Hilltop House

Hilltop House, Inc.

Address: 1005 Terrace St, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2016


Image Credit: William Wright

Three Rivers Village

ABHOW/Beacon Communities

Address: 651 McMurray St, Richland, WA
Completion Date: 2014
Program: 41 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (NEF), Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40%, and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $7,200,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walker Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture


ABHOW purchased Three Rivers in 2010 when the previous owners wanted to exit their HUD program, thus preventing a conversion to market rate and displacement of senior and disabled residents. The renovation included the modernization of apartment kitchens and bathrooms, the common area dining room and significant site upgrades. A new expanded manager’s office and meeting room, administration work offices, a wellness room and reconfigured entries were added as new construction. The building remained occupied during the renovation so rigorous steps were taken to lessen the impact on residents, many of whom were frail and elderly. The building entered into a 20-year HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Contract extension as part of the acquisition by ABHOW.

Harbor View Manor

ABHOW/Beacon Communities

Address: 919 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA
Completion Date: 2013
Program: 169 apartments
Funding Sources: WSHFC 9% LIHTC (US Bank), Permanent Bank Debt (US Bank), Construction Loan (US Bank), Seller Financing
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $24,000,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: SMR Architects


Harbor View Manor was originally built in 1970 under Section 236 of the National Housing Act to serve a low-income elderly and disabled population. The renovation provided needed capital improvements including new roofs, water supply piping, ventilation systems and central heating. New subsidies were secured before the project’s affordability requirements lapsed, thereby preventing displacement of fragile residents. After renovation, property amenities include a computer lab, beauty salon, exercise room, community room, family gathering area, and an exterior plaza with views of Mt. Rainier, downtown Tacoma, and Commencement Bay. Section 8 vouchers are provided for Harbor View Manor residents.

South Shore Court

Seattle Housing Authority

Address: 4811 S Henderson St, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2009
Program: 44 apartments
Funding Sources: City of Seattle, WA State HTF, WSHFC 4% LIHTC/Bonds (Enterprise/Wells Fargo)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40%, 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $11,200,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, City of Seattle Built Smart
Contractor: Synergy Construction, Inc.
Architect: Tonkin Architecture


In 2007, Seattle Housing Authority acquired the Douglas Apartments with the goal of addressing blight and improving the substandard living conditions in the apartments. The project involved the condemnation of one structurally unsound building and a complete gut rehabilitation of the remaining three buildings. Exterior improvements included new windows, doors, siding, roofs, walkways and seismic upgrades. Interiors received new electrical and mechanical systems, cabinets, appliances and flooring. Significant lead, asbestos and mold abatement also took place. The community was transformed into safe and attractive affordable housing for individuals and families.

HopeWorks Station II

HopeWorks and Housing Hope

Address: 3315 Broadway, Everett WA
Completion Date: 2019
Funding Sources: 9% LIHTC, WA State Housing Turst Fund, City of Everett, Snohomish County, Federal Home Loan Bank, New Market Tax Credits, Social Investor Financing, Capital Campaign
Population Served: Low income individuals and families earning up to 30% and 50% AMI including homeless youth and homeless veterans
Total Budget: $30,000,000
Green Certification: Net Zero, ESDS, International Living Futures Institute's Living Building Challenge Demonstration project
Contractor: Kirtley-Cole
Architect: GGLO and Dykeman Architects


Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises are developing the innovative HopeWorks Station II project within the Everett Station District neighborhood near downtown Everett, at the 3300 block of Broadway in Everett. This new Transit Oriented development will provide commercial space designed for future social enterprise business growth as well as affordable housing dedicated to homeless and very low income households seeking employment training, jobs and access to career pathways.

The residential portion of the project will consist of 65 apartments in studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms. The ground floor and mezzanine will be comprised of space devoted to social enterprises including a culinary food service program called FoodWorks, a retail training center with a food store and bakery, a culinary training facility, a youth career office and space for volunteers and other partnerships.

HopeWorks Station will provide the neighborhood and the city with a Workforce Development Center aligned with affordable housing and designed to deliver career pathways for homeless and at‐risk populations. This will put participants on pathways out of poverty and toward income progression.

Riverwalk Point II

Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs

Address: 4915 E East Upriver Lane, Spokane, WA
Completion Date: 2009
Program: 51 apartments
Funding Sources: Spokane County, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (NEF), Fundraising
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $8,800,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: M.C. Lundgren Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture


Riverwalk Point II is a model green community that demonstrates the feasibility of constructing affordable housing with sustainable design principles. A host of sustainable features are incorporated into the project’s mixture of flats, town-homes, and community space including straw-bale exterior walls, a net-metered solar electrical system and solar pre-heated hot water. Among other features, the community building includes offices for service providers to meet with residents. Twenty percent of the apartments are reserved for families recovering from homelessness, another twenty percent for families affected by disability, and an additional twenty percent for large families.

Tepeyac Haven

Catholic Housing Services of Eastern Washington

Address: 801 N 22nd Ave, Pasco, WA
Completion Date: 2007
Program: 45 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, FHLB AHP, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (NEF formerly Homestead Capital)
Population Served: Low-income up to 40% AMI
Total Budget: $7,600,000
Green Certification: LEED for Homes Gold
Contractor: M.C. Lundgren Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture


Tepeyac Haven is the first Gold Certified LEED for Homes multi-family project in the nation. Situated on an in-fill site in a mixed-use neighborhood close to downtown Pasco, Tepeyac Haven provides permanent housing for low-income agricultural worker families as well as a community room for tenants. The project is immediately adjacent to a major community transit center and the local middle and elementary schools, and is within easy walking distance of daycare facilities, grocery stores, banks and retail businesses.

Kateri Court

Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington

Address: 110 E Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA
Completion Date: 2006
Program: 40 apartments and 2,400 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Bellingham, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (NEF formerly Hometead Capital), FHLB AHP, Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $6,900,000
Green Certification: LEED Gold
Contractor: Synergy Construction, Inc.
Architect: Environmental Works


A well-rounded focus on sustainability, demonstrated through both the construction process and design of the final product, earned Kateri Court a LEED Silver certification. Sustainable elements included remediation of a contaminated site, high efficiency plumbing features that reduce water use by 30%, efficient lighting and heat recovery ventilators that reduce energy use by 40%, low VOC paints, sealants and adhesives, and aggressive recycling of waste during construction. The project also locally sourced 40% of materials used during construction. Eight Kateri Court apartments serve families recovering from homelessness and eight others are for tenants with disabilities. Services are provided to residents by The Opportunity Council, a local non-profit organization.

Chief Seattle Club

Chief Seattle Club ?al?al

Address: 108 2nd Avenue Extension South
Estimated Completion Date: 2021
Funding Sources: Investor Equity: 9% LIHTC, Capital Campaign, City of Seattle, King County, WA State HTF, FHLB, Seattle Equitable Development Fund, Building Communities Fund
Population Served: Homeless, focus on serving urban Native individuals earning incomes up to 30% AMI
Total Budget: $33,550,000
Contractor: Walsh Construction
Architect: Jones & Jones Architects


Chief Seattle Club is developing a mixed-use affordable housing project next door to our current location in Pioneer Square. The building will be designed to honor the rich Native heritage in Seattle and Pioneer Square that reaches back to the founding of the city and to the extended history of the Coast Salish people. The eight-story building will include CSC program spaces and a gallery/café, a primary care clinic operated by Seattle Indian Health Board and 80 units of housing. SIxty units will serve people who are homeless. The remaining 20 units will serve people who need deeply affordable housing. The project will provide a portion of the units with rental assistance so that some individuals pay no more than 30% of their income for rent. The project will be designed to support the physical, cultural and spiritual needs of people in the Native community and will serve people with a range of housing and service needs. Housing-based case management will be provided onsite and residents will have access to the community supports and services that are provided at Chief Seattle Club.

HopeWorks Station II

HopeWorks and Housing Hope

Address: 3315 Broadway, Everett WA
Completion Date: 2019
Funding Sources: 9% LIHTC, WA State Housing Turst Fund, City of Everett, Snohomish County, Federal Home Loan Bank, New Market Tax Credits, Social Investor Financing, Capital Campaign
Population Served: Low income individuals and families earning up to 30% and 50% AMI including homeless youth and homeless veterans
Total Budget: $30,000,000
Green Certification: Net Zero, ESDS, International Living Futures Institute's Living Building Challenge Demonstration project
Contractor: Kirtley-Cole
Architect: GGLO and Dykeman Architects


Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises are developing the innovative HopeWorks Station II project within the Everett Station District neighborhood near downtown Everett, at the 3300 block of Broadway in Everett. This new Transit Oriented development will provide commercial space designed for future social enterprise business growth as well as affordable housing dedicated to homeless and very low income households seeking employment training, jobs and access to career pathways.

The residential portion of the project will consist of 65 apartments in studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms. The ground floor and mezzanine will be comprised of space devoted to social enterprises including a culinary food service program called FoodWorks, a retail training center with a food store and bakery, a culinary training facility, a youth career office and space for volunteers and other partnerships.

HopeWorks Station will provide the neighborhood and the city with a Workforce Development Center aligned with affordable housing and designed to deliver career pathways for homeless and at‐risk populations. This will put participants on pathways out of poverty and toward income progression.

Colby Avenue Youth Center

Cocoon House

Address: 3530 Colby Ave, Everett WA
Completion Date: 2019
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WA State YRF, WA State BCF, Snohomish County, City of Everett, City of Marysville, Federal Home Loan Bank, Capital Campaign
Population Served: Homeless youth and young adults
Total Budget: $14.2M
Green Certification: ESDS
Contractor: Kirtley-Cole
Architect: GGLO


The Colby Avenue Youth Center will be a unique and innovative affordable housing and service center for homeless youth and young adults. It will provide comprehensive resources, services and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth to recover from trauma as they learn skills to transition to adult roles and responsibilities. The center will include a welcoming youth day center with on site services, Cocoon House prevention and outreach services, 20 units with services for homeless young adults and 20 units with services for homeless youth.

This new comprehensive youth center is on the leading-edge of program and building design for serving homeless youth. The Center will provide homeless youth the services they need in one safe secure location – a proven model for how to successfully engage and support youth who have experienced trauma. Additionally, the project will locate all of Cocoon House staff in one building - providing for flexibility in programming to meet the needs of homeless youth - as well as meet Cocoon House's safety and security needs into the future.

Image Credit: The Miller Hull Partnership

MarketFront

Pike Place Market PDA

Address: 1901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2016
Program: 40 apartments
Funding Sources: City of Seattle, WSHFC 9% LIHTC
Population Served: Low-income seniors up to 30% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $9,000,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Sellen Construction Company
Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership


The site for the Pike Place Market MarketFront project on Western Avenue was long used as a surface parking lot. This final piece in the Pike Place Market Urban Renewal Plan of 1974 will develop two new low-rise buildings providing 300+ stalls of public parking; 16,000 SF of retail space; 40 units of low-income senior housing; and expanded facilities for the Market’s social service agencies. The project will also provide over 30,000 SF of public plaza space connecting the Market to the new Seattle Waterfront with a pedestrian hill-climb and exciting new vistas of Elliot Bay and the Olympics. At the ground level of the residential building, just over 2,000 SF of space fronting Western Avenue will be used to expand the market’s social services. As part of a prominent multi-faceted civic development located in a historic district, this project requires unique collaboration with multiple other interests in order to successfully provide affordable and sustainable housing in the complex context of the Pike Place Market.

Image Credit: William Wright

Plaza Roberto Maestas

El Centro de la Raza

Address: 2602 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2016
Program: 112 apartments and 25,000 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Seattle Office of Housing and Human Services Department, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (US Bank CDC), Construction Loan (US Bank), Capital Campaign, Office Condominium Sale, Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income families up to 30%, 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $45,000,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: SMR Architects with 7 Directions Architects & Third Place Design Cooperative


Plaza Roberto Maestas is a community-inspired transit oriented development project in the heart of the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, directly adjacent to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station and the El Centro de la Raza schoolhouse building. Based on the North Beacon Hill Neighborhood Plan, the project is oriented around a central plaza that will provide generous and safe outdoor space for both residents and the surrounding neighborhood. Plaza Roberto Maestas will predominantly serve families with majority two- and three-bedroom apartments. On the ground floors of the new community will be a 7-classroom expansion of El Centro's nationally accredited Jose Marti Child Development Center, 3,200 square feet of neighborhood retail/restaurant space, and a 6,000 square foot multicultural community center that will have a commercial kitchen for event and community use. Above the community center in the east building will be 4,000 square feet of office space. Plaza Roberto Maestas achieves the regional vision of "equitable development" at an urban village transit station while building the long-term capacity of El Centro de la Raza through strategic asset building and real estate development.

Awards: AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award for Creating Community Connections, 2017; Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition’s Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards: Honorable Mention in the Metropolitan/Urban category, 2017; Puget Sound Regional Council’s Vision 2040 Award; PCBC’s Golden Nugget Awards Award for Merit in Affordable Housing, 2017; Futurewise Livable Community Award for Equity & Environment, 2013; PSRC Vision 2040.

HopeWorks Station II

HopeWorks and Housing Hope

Address: 3315 Broadway, Everett WA
Completion Date: 2019
Funding Sources: 9% LIHTC, WA State Housing Turst Fund, City of Everett, Snohomish County, Federal Home Loan Bank, New Market Tax Credits, Social Investor Financing, Capital Campaign
Population Served: Low income individuals and families earning up to 30% and 50% AMI including homeless youth and homeless veterans
Total Budget: $30,000,000
Green Certification: Net Zero, ESDS, International Living Futures Institute's Living Building Challenge Demonstration project
Contractor: Kirtley-Cole
Architect: GGLO and Dykeman Architects


Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises are developing the innovative HopeWorks Station II project within the Everett Station District neighborhood near downtown Everett, at the 3300 block of Broadway in Everett. This new Transit Oriented development will provide commercial space designed for future social enterprise business growth as well as affordable housing dedicated to homeless and very low income households seeking employment training, jobs and access to career pathways.

The residential portion of the project will consist of 65 apartments in studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms. The ground floor and mezzanine will be comprised of space devoted to social enterprises including a culinary food service program called FoodWorks, a retail training center with a food store and bakery, a culinary training facility, a youth career office and space for volunteers and other partnerships.

HopeWorks Station will provide the neighborhood and the city with a Workforce Development Center aligned with affordable housing and designed to deliver career pathways for homeless and at‐risk populations. This will put participants on pathways out of poverty and toward income progression.

Compass at Ronald Commons

Compass Housing Alliance

Address: 17839 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA
Completion Date: 2016


Image Credit: William Wright

Plaza Roberto Maestas

El Centro de la Raza

Address: 2602 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2016
Program: 112 apartments and 25,000 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Seattle Office of Housing and Human Services Department, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (US Bank CDC), Construction Loan (US Bank), Capital Campaign, Office Condominium Sale, Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income families up to 30%, 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $45,000,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: SMR Architects with 7 Directions Architects & Third Place Design Cooperative


Plaza Roberto Maestas is a community-inspired transit oriented development project in the heart of the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, directly adjacent to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station and the El Centro de la Raza schoolhouse building. Based on the North Beacon Hill Neighborhood Plan, the project is oriented around a central plaza that will provide generous and safe outdoor space for both residents and the surrounding neighborhood. Plaza Roberto Maestas will predominantly serve families with majority two- and three-bedroom apartments. On the ground floors of the new community will be a 7-classroom expansion of El Centro's nationally accredited Jose Marti Child Development Center, 3,200 square feet of neighborhood retail/restaurant space, and a 6,000 square foot multicultural community center that will have a commercial kitchen for event and community use. Above the community center in the east building will be 4,000 square feet of office space. Plaza Roberto Maestas achieves the regional vision of "equitable development" at an urban village transit station while building the long-term capacity of El Centro de la Raza through strategic asset building and real estate development.

Awards: AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award for Creating Community Connections, 2017; Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition’s Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards: Honorable Mention in the Metropolitan/Urban category, 2017; Puget Sound Regional Council’s Vision 2040 Award; PCBC’s Golden Nugget Awards Award for Merit in Affordable Housing, 2017; Futurewise Livable Community Award for Equity & Environment, 2013; PSRC Vision 2040.

Image Credit: William Wright

Compass on Dexter

Compass Housing Alliance

Address: 756 John St, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2014
Program: 74 apartments and 4,500 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Seattle, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (Union Bank), FHLB AHP, Construction Loan (Union Bank)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40%, and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $23,000,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: GGLO


Situated in the rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Compass on Dexter provides a large proportion of 2- and 3- bedroom units, together with supportive services and resident management staff, primarily for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The ground level includes service-related office space, tenant common space, and Compass Housing Alliance offices. At the second floor, a large east-facing courtyard with play equipment provides shared open space for residents. Compass on Dexter secured very aggressive financial proposals from multiple investors, enabling Compass and Beacon to negotiate a project that preserves public resources. By leveraging such beneficial private financing, the project was able to return money to funders while achieving all project goals of the client.

Walton Place Two

Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authorities

Address: 1505 N State St, Bellingham, WA
Completion Date: 2011
Program: 40 apartments and 2,300 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Bellingham, WSHFC Equity Fund, WSHFC ARRA TCAP, WSHFC 4% LIHTC/Bonds (Enterprise/ WCRA)
Population Served: Up to 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $13,500,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Enterprise Green Communities
Contractor: Dawson Construction, Inc.
Architect: RMC Architects


The completion of Walton Place Two finalizes a two-phase transit-oriented development project constructed on the site of a formerly vacant warehouse. Located just one block from the Bellingham Transit Center, residents have convenient access to public transportation that links them to a variety of downtown amenities, employment, services, and shopping. Walton Place Two houses individuals and families, and four apartments are set-aside for households affected by disability.