How Hills Tamed HUD
WASHINGTON, D.C.— When Carla Hills took over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1975, nobody expected her to be a hero for housing.
2008 Readers' Choice Awards
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE readers have weighed in to select the nation's top affordable housing projects in 10 categories, plus an overall winner. Broadway Crossing in Seattle, developed by Capitol Hill Housing, took the top honors.
Diversity by Design
SEATTLE—The $44 million Seola Crossing at Greenbridge, developed by King County Housing Authority (KCHA), is a planned community that looks anything but. Where once stood a drab row of identical gray duplexes, now stretches a happy mix of architectural styles in bold colors.
Broadway Crossing Serves Community
SEATTLE—In April 2007, a young married couple moved into Broadway Crossing after four years of living in motels and homeless shelters. Both Melissa Ellis and Dan Walker were recovering from methamphetamine addiction. Their son, Rowan, was just 2 months old.
Hope for the Chronically Homeless
SEATTLE—With 75 units, the $15 million Evans House is a small step toward King County's goal of creating 2,900 units of housing over a 10-year period to end homelessness. However, with 35 units reserved for people who have just been released from a state psychiatric hospital and backed by extensive...
Chihuly Lobby Installation, Macau
The MGM Grand Macau lobby features two Chihuly pieces: the red “Fiori Di Paradiso Ceiling” glass installation, measuring 55 feet long and 30 feet wide, and the “Fiori Di Paradiso Drawing Wall.” Located behind the reception desk, the drawing wall features 45 different glass panels and is 55 feet...
A Long Engagement
SEATTLE - Those who typically have been shut out of affordable housing options get more than a home at Evans House.
SEATTLE - On a busy downtown corner, a new green building balances the needs of a demanding neighborhood, formerly homeless residents, and the nation’s largest pharmacy chain.
Street Kings in Seattle
SEATTLE - It took some 130 meetings with residents of the former public housing development located in the White Center neighborhood to come up with a plan to replace deteriorating housing that was originally built in 1942 to house Boeing workers during World War II.
A Clean and Sober Environment
YAKIMA, WASH. - An unprecedented nonprofitprivate partnership in eastern Washington has developed 26 units of specialneeds housing that are sustainable in every sense of the word.