What do you want the Capitol Hill Arts District to accomplish?

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At our community forum on May 20th, the conversation about launching a Capitol Hill Arts District focused on affordability and preserving arts spaces – and there was consensus that a formalized arts district is needed.

People texted answers to the question “What do you want the Capitol Hill Arts District to accomplish?” If you couldn’t make it to the forum, click here to add your answer to the online poll, through June 11.

Over the next few months, we will be working closely with the city, arts organizations and individual artists to help make the arts district a reality.

Thank you for giving BIG

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BIG thanks from all of us here at Capitol Hill Housing!
We received over $47,000 during the GiveBIG online giving campaign, including nearly $10,000 in first-time gifts. We will also receive a $10,000 challenge grant, in addition to stretch funds from Seattle Foundation.
This support from our generous community will allow us to expand our Resident Services program to even more of the families who call a Capitol Hill Housing apartment home.

 

24th and Union

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Capitol Hill Housing seeks to develop a mixed-use building featuring affordable apartments along with commercial space at 24th and Union in the Central District.

Recently the City and community have come together for a neighborhood planning effort focused on the 23rd Avenue commercial corridor. Working with many city departments, the community has identified several priorities for the area. Two important priorities are the need for affordable housing and space for local businesses. This development would address both of these community identified needs.

Many lower income households are finding it difficult to remain in their neighborhoods in the face of rising rents. The development of affordable housing for low-income families at 24th and Union would help create critically needed affordability in the Central District. As in other CHH properties, leasing the ground-floor retail space to local businesses would be prioritized.

From 1968 to 1988, this site housed Liberty Bank, which was a financial institution that served the African American community. Capitol Hill Housing recognizes the importance of the site, and is working with the community to honor the history of Liberty Bank and to memorialize its cultural significance.

Office closure March 28

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The Capitol Hill Housing main office will be closed for appointments on Friday, March 28th due to an office-wide meeting. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The roof has been raised!

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Construction of 12th Avenue Arts continues on schedule. Our capital campaign slogan, “Raise the Roof,” was made real as the roof of the building went on in January.

We recently gave a hard hat tour of the building to several supporters who were impressed with the completed volumes of the theater spaces and the outdoor deck spaces that residents will be able to use.

4Culture announced a new $50,000 grant to 12th Avenue Arts ­– their fourth grant for the project. You can join them and other supporters of this landmark development by making a donation online now. Gifts of $500 or more will receive name recognition on one of the new theater seats.

You can see more photos of the building construction on Facebook.

Annual Public Meeting

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Capitol Hill Housing 2014 Annual Meeting

February 10, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm
The Summit
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA

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, the Community Forum, our annual panel discussion of a neighborhood issue (formerly held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting) will take place this Spring – date to be announced.