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Congratulations, LDSC 2020!

Congratulations to this year’s Leadership Development Survey Course (LDSC) cohort, which has successfully completed the 2020 program! Twenty participants committed to this 6-month, 65 hour program and adapted quickly and gracefully to a remote learning platform. HDC is so incredibly … read more.

A Message From Aselefech Evans, Our Equity and Program Manager, on the Recent Killings of Black Folx

Recently, I have found myself echoing and repeating the words #BlackLivesMatter more often than I would like to, not because I don’t believe those words, but because I need to remind myself of their truth and validity in a time … read more.

April Member Highlight: Rebuilding Together Seattle

HDC’s membership represents the housing continuum with several organizations and causes carving out their own specific approach to ensuring everyone in King County having an affordable, healthy, and safe home. Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) is no exception and has their … read more.

Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund

The Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund deployed $10+ million in grants to 128 community-based organizations who are delivering emergency assistance—such as rent support, food security, healthcare, and childcare—to workers and families who have been affected first and hardest by the … read more.

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.