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HDC Member Highlight: Valerie Thiel – SAGE Architectural Alliance

Valerie Thiel is an architect, advocate, innovator, and leader in the affordable housing sector. She is the founding principal of SAGE Architectural Alliance, which specializes in design for seniors, veterans, under-served populations, multifamily residences, and affordable housing for all populations. … read more.

TY to the YWCA

Thank you to our member, YWCA of Seattle, King, Snohomish. In benefitting from the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, YWCA has extended its support to HDC in the effort of ensuring that women and families from across the region … read more.

HDC Member Highlight: Byrd Barr Place

The ever-changing Seattle is in the midst of an economic boom and rapid growth, but has concurrently created mass displacement due in large part to job growth, high capacity transit, and the resulting skyrocketed cost of living. In the Central … read more.

Thank you, Compass Housing Alliance!

We appreciate the generosity of our member, Compass Housing Alliance! In the Lutheran tradition of caring through service, Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. … read more.

Exemplary Building Program Wall Guidelines Are Now Available

In October of 2019, the Exemplary Building Task Force met with stakeholders in the design and construction community in a workshop to develop several simple and cost-efficient common wall assembly designs that would work well in our region, while meeting … read more.

Shout-out to SHAG!

A major thank you to our member, Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations! Also known as SHAG, this non-profit formed nearly three decades ago in order to provide a sustainable lifestyle for seniors. SHAG builds stable housing and creates communities. Their … read more.

12th Annual HDC Celebration Award Nomination

In celebration of our members’ efforts toward increased, sustainable, and healthier affordable housing options, we will convene HDC membership, local and state elected officials, supporters, and friends for the 12th Annual HDC Celebration on March 25. In addition to celebrating … read more.

Thank You, Mercy Housing Northwest!

We appreciate our member, Mercy Housing Northwest, which owns and operates 54 properties throughout Washington and Idaho, providing over 5,000 families and seniors a place to call home at below-market rent. Mercy Housing’s Magnuson Place North includes 40 affordable, energy-efficient … read more.

Program Recap: Undoing Racism Workshop by the People’s Institute

For many of us, specifically white folx, it’s hard to talk about racism; however, the inability to engage in difficult discussions and anti-racist work does not change the reality or impact of structural racism on Black, Indigenous, and People of color … read more.

Seattle’s Fare Share Plan

HDC is extremely pleased to announce that the Seattle Fare Share Plan has been unanimously approved by the City Council on Monday. Mayor Durkan signed the cutting edge strategy into law on Tuesday, November 26th. HDC is extremely proud to … read more.