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Casa Kino

Catholic Charities Housing Services of Yakima

Agricultural Workers
Family Housing
Sustainable Buildings

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.