Who We Serve
We believe in each person's right to a safe, affordable, quality home.
Our diverse body of residents includes families transitioning from homelessness, single parents and their children, seniors with limited incomes; immigrants and refugees from conflict areas. Living in a CHH apartment allows families to afford other necessities such as food, transportation and healthcare.
Our average household earns less than $17,000 a year. In neighborhoods where two and three bedroom homes are rare, CHH works to develop large units for families. Nearly a quarter of our 1,700 residents are children.
Sixty percent of CHH residents earn less than 30% of the area median income (AMI); thirty-three percent earn between 30% and 60% of AMI; seven percent earn between 60% and 80% of AMI. CHH buildings have apartments set aside for individuals who are disabled or require attention for special needs such as mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, or developmental disabilities.
Fekadu Absher left Ethiopia in early 2009 with his wife and two sons. He came to the United States with a vision of finding work and making a better life for his family than the one that they had left behind [Read More]
Kimberly Early was a single mother on welfare, trying to live on $400 a month while raising a small child in Seattle. She dreamed of finding a well-paying job that allowed her to be self-sufficient. But trapped between the demands of raising a child, paying for daycare and looking for a job, she could not even afford basic needs. [Read More]
The Resident Services program at Capitol Hill Housing provides our low-income residents with information and access to supportive services and resources that can assist them in achieving long-term housing stability and self-sufficiency.
Currently, the program is active at nine CHH properties most in need of referrals in the areas of health, mental health, life skills, childcare, drug/alcohol treatment services, education, and family services.
The Resident Services program is an integral part of our organization's efforts to provide access to necessary supportive services that match our housing programs in their breadth and quality.