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Location

Rainier Valley

Seattle, WA

USA

Projected Groundbreaking

Site 7 | Q1 2026

Site 6 | Q3 2025

Site 9 | Q1 2025

Permanently
Affordable

priced at 80% Area Median Income (AMI)

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Affordable Homeownership

Development
Partner

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 Site 7 

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 Site 6 

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 Site 9 

Based on values of community, collaboration, and co-learning, African Community Housing & Development and Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King and Kittitas Counties combine their strengths to deliver high-quality and permanently affordable and family-sized homes that meet the critical needs of BIPOC and low/moderate-income families. This Pilot Program consists of 3 sites donated by the City of Seattle Office of Housing and will provide a total of 65 permanently affordable homeownership units. The sites are located in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle, one of the most culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Through our “shared equity” program, these developments create opportunities to promote intergenerational wealth for the BIPOC immigrant and refugee communities of Seattle’s Rainier Valley and address the rampant displacement experienced by low/moderate-income families in the region.

A historic partnership

African Community Housing & Development's affordable housing partnership with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties has been built upon a foundation of equity. Together, we center Black homeownership and prosperity for Washington's diverse community. ACHD and Habitat SKKC recognize that homeownership is the key to intergenerational wealth in the United States; the Department of Commerce Homeownership Disparities Workgroup found that 49 percent of BIPOC households - and just 31 percent of Black households - own their home, compared to 68 percent of white households. 

We would also like to acknowledge the work done before our projects began to ensure these surplus sites were distributed in a way that promotes inclusive development. This effort resulted from the Rainier Valley Affordable Homeownership Initiative, a partnership between the City of Seattle, Sound Transit, and community-based organizations with deep ties to the Rainier Valley area. We are honored to have been entrusted with the development of these properties.

our partnership values

Site 7

Location

3601 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

Seattle, WA

USA

Size

30,000 square feet

Unit Type & Count

31 Condominiums

1- and 2-bedroom units

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 Rendering by JW Architects 

Site 6

Location

6740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

Seattle, WA

USA

Size

Residential - 30,400 square feet

Commercial - 1,400 square feet

Unit Type & Count

31 Condominiums

1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units

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 Rendering by Cone Architecture 

Site 9

Location

4865 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

Seattle, WA

USA

Size

4,500 square feet total

1,500 square feet per townhome (includes private parking)

Unit Type & Count

3 Townhomes

4-bedroom, 2-bathroom units

 Rendering by Cone Architecture 

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