2015 Annual Meeting and Report to Stakeholders

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Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 22, Noon – 1:30pm

12th Avenue Arts, Pike-Pine Meeting Room
1620 12th Avenue, Suite 206, 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98122

The agenda will include reporting on program activities, presentation of the annual budget for the current fiscal year and annual statement for the previous year’s fiscal affairs.

Please note, this is not the Community Forum. The Community Forum, our annual public discussion of neighborhood issues, will be May 21, 5:30 – 8:00pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

Save the Date: Community Forum

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Community Forum
Thursday, May 21, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

We will hear from guest speaker Denise Scott, a national leader in neighborhood revitalization, and a panel of community leaders will explore the most pressing issues facing the rapidly changing Central District.

The Forum will be free and open to the public. Registration information will be posted here soon.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Download the sponsorship information sheet here.

Save the Date: Top of the Town

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Top of the Town
Wednesday, May 20 at the Sorrento Hotel

Our annual fundraising dinner is an opportunity to network with affordable housing and community development leaders in an intimate setting at the Top of the Town. Our guest speaker this year will be Denise Scott, Executive Vice President of Programs at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and a national leader in neighborhood revitalization. This event helps Capitol Hill Housing keep rents affordable for 2,000 Seattle residents.

Tickets will go on sale soon and will sell out. The best way to guarantee seating is by sponsoring the event. Download the sponsorship information sheet here.

It’s been quite a year

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As the year comes to a close, we’re reflecting on all that’s happened in 2014. It’s been quite a year for Capitol Hill Housing. Here are just a few highlights:

We launched a new website for the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and installed the first community solar array atop our Holiday apartments.

We began construction on the remodel of the Haines, to improve and preserve homes for extremely low-income individuals. Construction will be complete in 2015.

And of course, we opened 12th Avenue Arts, which created 88 new affordable homes in the urban center of Capitol Hill. This truly mixed-use project also houses two theaters, nonprofit space and police parking. Three local restaurants will open here in spring 2015.

One of the new residents of 12th Avenue Arts, April Kim, says:

I’m one of the many people who work in central Seattle, but couldn’t afford to live in the city. My passion is photography, which I’m hoping to turn into my own business. For the first time in my life, I can pursue my dreams, while still working full time.

Donate now to help CHH preserve affordability and strengthen communities in 2015.

Holiday office closure

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Capitol Hill Housing’s main office will be closed starting at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. The office will remain closed on December 25th and 26th.

Regular office hours will resume on Monday, December 29th.

Bread and Roses

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At the grand opening of 12th Avenue Arts, Rep. Frank Chopp quoted from the poem Bread and Roses, inspiring us to celebrate this landmark project and all that it will provide the community – from affordable housing to space for the arts.

Bread and Roses
By James Oppenheim

As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing: “Bread and roses! Bread and roses!”

As we come marching, marching, we battle too for men,
For they are women’s children, and we mother them again.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses!

As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead
Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread.
Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.
Yes, it is bread we fight for—but we fight for roses, too!

As we come marching, marching, we bring the greater days.
The rising of the women means the rising of the race.
No more the drudge and idler—ten that toil where one reposes,
But a sharing of life’s glories: Bread and roses! Bread and roses!

Grand Opening Celebration

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
12th Avenue Arts | 1620 12th Avenue
4pm: Remarks | 5pm: Marquee lighting and building tours
Join Capitol Hill Housing and celebrate the grand opening of this extraordinary new building. Over 15 years in the making, 12th Avenue Arts is now an affordable home to more than 100 individuals and families, three community organizations, three theatre companies, locally owned businesses and secure parking for the Seattle Police Department.

Thanks to unprecedented support from the community, Capitol Hill Housing has raised the roof on 12th Avenue Arts!

  • Refreshments from local restaurants
  • Performances curated by Washington Ensemble Theatre
Presenting sponsors
KeyBank | National Development Council
Roof raisers

SMR Architects | Walsh Construction
Community builders

Seattle Academy | Seattle University | MBI / Herman Miller | Foster Pepper
Sprague Israel Giles | Squire Patton Boggs
Event produced by the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation

Office closure Friday, October 17

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Capitol Hill Housing’s main office will be closed on Friday, October 17 for moving to the new location at 12th Avenue Arts.

We will be open regular hours at the new location starting at 9:00am the morning of Monday, October 20.

The new office will be on the second floor of 12th Avenue Arts:
1620 12th Avenue, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98122

Thank you for your patience as we relocate.