Hoa Mai Gardens opens at Yesler Terrace

Hoa Mai Gardens opens at Yesler Terrace

On September 29 Seattle Housing Authority celebrated the opening of its third new low-income housing building at Yesler Terrace. The seven-story building with adjacent townhomes features 111 apartments in a mix of one-, two-, there- and four-bedroom units. The new...

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Bill Block joins YCC board

Bill Block joins YCC board

Bill Block has joined the Yesler Community Collaborative board of directors as board vice president, replacing Tom Tierney who recently retired from the board. “This is an exciting opportunity to link and empower community groups that too often get pushed...

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Midtown Center represents new model for development

Midtown Center represents new model for development

On September 29 Seattle Housing Authority celebrated the opening of its third new low-income housing building at Yesler Terrace. The seven-story building with adjacent townhomes features 111 apartments in a mix of one-, two-, there- and four-bedroom units. The new...

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Seattle Housing Authority nears completion of Hoa Mai Gardens

Seattle Housing Authority nears completion of Hoa Mai Gardens

Innovation, optimism, hope and persistence. These were the four qualities cited by the participants in the Midtown Center real estate deal that made headlines earlier this summer for its unique vision of preserving neighborhood culture through new development. At the...

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CM Rob Johnson on preserving Seattle as a city for the many

CM Rob Johnson on preserving Seattle as a city for the many

Even though City Councilmember Rob Johnson represents the 4th district, located north of the Ship Canal, he is passionate about maintaining housing affordability across all sections of the city. We recently sat down with him to discuss this issue. Johnson...

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Community breaks ground on Liberty Bank Building

Community breaks ground on Liberty Bank Building

Seattle Housing Authority has begun leasing apartments in the new Hoa Mai Gardens apartment building. Located between the Yesler Community Center and the Yesler Hillclimb, this building contains 111 apartments ranging in size from one- to four-bedroom units. Among...

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New pocket park planned for 12th and Jackson

New pocket park planned for 12th and Jackson

Collaborative efforts a key to success On July 31, the Seattle City Council approved legislation applying Mandatory Housing Affordability requirements to the Chinatown-International District. Similar legislation was passed for the Central Area in July, for downtown...

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Futurewise names YCC as its 2017 “Community Champion”

Futurewise names YCC as its 2017 “Community Champion”

At its annual fundraising breakfast on March 2, Futurewise conferred its “Community Champion” award to Doris Koo and the Yesler Community Collaborative. In choosing YCC, Futurewise noted, “We celebrate and thank Yesler Community Collaborative and Doris Koo for...

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YCC partners participate in PARK(ING) DAY+

YCC partners participate in PARK(ING) DAY+

Yesler Community Collaborative partners are joining forces to create four temporary park locations as part of PARK(ING) DAY + 2016. This annual Seattle event temporarily turns on-street parking spots into pop-up public spaces. Participating organizations include...

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Vision for a greener First Hill community

Vision for a greener First Hill community

The Seattle Housing Levy is up for renewal in 2016. YCC partners support this renewal of a proven, effective, dedicated funding source for affordable housing. Learn more about the Yes! for Homes campaign. Proposition 1 invites voters to renew and...

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Andréa Akita joins YCC team

Andréa Akita joins YCC team

Andréa Akita has joined our consultant team to provide additional support, along with Ellen Kissman, to Yesler Community Collaborative’s issue area cohort groups. “We are very pleased to have Andréa as part of the Yesler Community Collaborative team. She brings...

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$40,000 Boeing grant supports economic opportunity programs

$40,000 Boeing grant supports economic opportunity programs

The Boeing company announced today that Yesler Community Collaborative is among recipients in the Puget Sound area of a $40,000 grant in 2016. The grant will assist YCC to build capacity among local organizations in the economic opportunity support system...

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Housing cohort tackles preservation, affordability

Housing cohort tackles preservation, affordability

Innovation, optimism, hope and persistence. These were the four qualities cited by the participants in the Midtown Center real estate deal that made headlines earlier this summer for its unique vision of preserving neighborhood culture through new development. At the...

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Yesler Youth lead the way to Green Healthy Living

Yesler Youth lead the way to Green Healthy Living

How do you instill values and support a community to move towards healthier living that promotes a more sustainable environment? That is the challenge faced by the Yesler Terrace community and Seattle Housing Authority managers as the worn out housing …

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Job shadowing produces job readiness

Job shadowing produces job readiness

The Seattle Housing Levy is up for renewal in 2016. YCC partners support this renewal of a proven, effective, dedicated funding source for affordable housing. Learn more about the Yes! for Homes campaign. Proposition 1 invites voters to renew and...

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BUILD Health Challenge hosts community meetings

BUILD Health Challenge hosts community meetings

The Seattle office of Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications and engagement firm with a network extending to 126 cities in 81 countries, has chosen Yesler Community Collaborative as its Impact Project Partner for 2016. In its effort to contribute...

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HALA report offers wide range of recommendations

HALA report offers wide range of recommendations

Community members celebrated the Juneteeth holiday on June 19 by breaking ground on the new Liberty Bank Building at 24th Avenue and East Union Street. The redevelopment of Liberty Bank will help preserve affordability in the neighborhood by bringing 115...

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Industrial sewing class launches at Yesler Terrace

Industrial sewing class launches at Yesler Terrace

The Seattle Housing Levy is up for renewal in 2016. YCC partners support this renewal of a proven, effective, dedicated funding source for affordable housing. Learn more about the Yes! for Homes campaign. Proposition 1 invites voters to renew and...

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Kebero Court adds 103 new homes for low-income families

Kebero Court adds 103 new homes for low-income families

On Friday, June 5, nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate the completion of Kebero Court, the first new low-income housing at Yesler Terrace in 75 years. Built by the Seattle Housing Authority, Kebero Court will house 103 low-income families whose...

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YCC Idea Exchange explores community engagement

YCC Idea Exchange explores community engagement

Bill Block has joined the Yesler Community Collaborative board of directors as board vice president, replacing Tom Tierney who recently retired from the board. “This is an exciting opportunity to link and empower community groups that too often get pushed...

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