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Our work started with housing and social services, and it’s still our largest area of focus. Nothing else can improve within our community if our people do not first have safe, stable, and affordable housing.



We focus on preventing evictions by working with dozens of area landlords, with whom we have close relationships. If we can’t mitigate solutions ourselves, we can provide the necessary legal referrals, while continuing to co-manage the issue with the Housing Justice Project, helping with translation and any cultural differences that may arise.

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Our team designed this program to promote holistic health and wellness for the community of African Diaspora elders. Elders were the first supporters of ACHD, and without them we would not be where we are today. Our services include exercise classes, hot food, and produce delivery services.



ACHD works to promote self-sustainability by aiding unhoused individuals and families in finding a safe, stable place to call home and a rewarding career that supports them and their whole family for years to come.

As of November 2022, the Jobs & Housing program is FULL.

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Youth & Family Homelessness Program

ACHD serves youth and families with children who are at imminent risk of homelessness. Case managers work with households to create a plan for safe and secure housing.

To learn more, email 


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Our program prioritizes those who are at the highest risk of experiencing homelessness and facilitates the building of housing stability. The goal of the program is to find permanent housing for those most at risk.

To learn more, email



In February 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that a simple drug possession statue crime is unconstitutional and void. In partnership with King County, ACHD's Phoenix Program works to ensure all cases are heard and that people have access to holistic support during the expungement process. Services provided by ACHD are dependent on each individual's unique needs.

To sign up for services, email



We provide direct food assistance to families in need. Specifically, we focus on healthy, culturally relevant foods for our community.

In June of 2021, ACHD launched the Delridge Farmers Market in the Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle. The market features vendors of color, highlighting fresh food for the African Diaspora community.

To learn more, see Delridge Farmers Market.



Our many Basic Needs programs encompass nearly every area of daily life. We provide school supplies and basic household supplies to multiple families each year, as well as furniture and essential home goods to increase household stability and provide equal access to basic life comforts.

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