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Rendering by Environmental Works Community Design Center

Ethiopian Village

Ethiopian Community in Seattle & HumanGood Affordable Housing

Under Construction

Address: 8323 Rainier Ave., Seattle, WA 98118
Completion Date: 2023
Funding Sources: City of Seattle Office of Housing State of Washington Housing Trust Fund Hudson Housing Capital Umpqua Bank – construction and permanent lender Capital Campaign State of Washington Department of Commerce – Capital Facilities City of Seattle Equitable Development Initiative
Population Served: Seniors 55 years and older at 30%, 50% and 60% of Area Median Incomes.
Total Budget: $37,500,000
Contractor: Walsh Construction
Architect: Environmental Works Community Design Center

Motivated by growing threats to housing affordability and community stability, the Ethiopian Community of Seattle (ECS) and East African communities in the Rainier Valley have partnered with HumanGood Affordable Housing (HGAH) for this affordable housing development.

This project preserves the community center currently on-site where the Ethiopian community and residents alike gather, and access programming which includes low-cost meals, exercise classes, speaker engagements, opportunities to socialize and connect, computer literacy and more. This project will allow the Ethiopian community to flourish, elders to age in place, and newly arrived refugees and immigrants to successfully transition to their new home country.