June 6, 2016, No comments

By Seattle Housing Authority Seattle Housing Authority’s 2016 Dream Big! Scholars were honored May 16 at the SHA Board of Commissioners meeting. Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) Higher Education Project Committee […]

On May 4 Mayor Murray signed Housing Levy bill surrounded by supporters
June 2, 2016, No comments

By City of Seattle The 2009 Seattle Housing Levy expires at the end of 2016, and Mayor Murray and the Seattle City Council have approved a new 7-year $290 million […]

Tiny homes in Othello Village opened up to families and homeless residents in early March. The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) owns the land and operates the new camp, and the City of Seattle will pay $160,000 per year to supply water and garbage pick-up as well as on-site counseling. LIHI plans to expand the site's amenities and add tent platforms along with a kitchen and dining area. The city's other camps are located in the Ballard and Interbay neighborhoods.
May 3, 2016, No comments

By Jonathan Luong The Voice intern Draped in a florescent orange safety vest, Luiz Pereira is comfortably situated in a computer chair in the Othello Village security office. Just like […]

Violet Lavatai, an SHA resident, tells an audience of more than 400 at Seattle City Hall how she believes the city can end its homelessness epidemic. Photo by Alexis Green
April 1, 2016, No comments

By Lynn Sereda Section 8 resident Violet Lavatai had the standing-room-only crowd at Seattle City Hall pumping their fists in the air and cheering her on as she spoke about […]

Seattle Housing Authority residents converged in Olympia Feb.2 along with people from all over Washington state to convince lawmakers that everyone deserves safe, healthy, affordable homes. The yearly event is organized by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and provides opportunities for constituents to meet their elected officials and share personal stories about what being homeless means.
February 29, 2016, No comments

By Violet Lavatai SHA resident On Feb. 2, housing advocates from all over Washington gathered at our State Capitol in Olympia for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day. Several housing advocates […]

Raven Terrace, SHA’s most recently completed construction project, began leasing units to residents last month. Located at the corner of Yesler Way and 8th Avenue, 50 of the 83 apartments replace public housing units that were demolished in Yesler Terrace.
Yesler Terrace
February 1, 2016, No comments

By Seattle Housing Authority Raven Terrace, the second new Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) residential building opened as part of SHA’s redevelopment of Yesler Terrace, is now accepting residents. People who […]

  • On May 4 Mayor Murray signed Housing Levy bill surrounded by supporters
  • Tiny homes in Othello Village opened up to families and homeless residents in early March. The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) owns the land and operates the new camp, and the City of Seattle will pay $160,000 per year to supply water and garbage pick-up as well as on-site counseling. LIHI plans to expand the site's amenities and add tent platforms along with a kitchen and dining area. The city's other camps are located in the Ballard and Interbay neighborhoods.
  • Violet Lavatai, an SHA resident, tells an audience of more than 400 at Seattle City Hall how she believes the city can end its homelessness epidemic. Photo by Alexis Green
  • Seattle Housing Authority residents converged in Olympia Feb.2 along with people from all over Washington state to convince lawmakers that everyone deserves safe, healthy, affordable homes. The yearly event is organized by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and provides opportunities for constituents to meet their elected officials and share personal stories about what being homeless means.
  • Raven Terrace, SHA’s most recently completed construction project, began leasing units to residents last month. Located at the corner of Yesler Way and 8th Avenue, 50 of the 83 apartments replace public housing units that were demolished in Yesler Terrace.