SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

March 31, 2017

Capitol Hill Housing has canceled the CHH Board Property Development Committee meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the CHH Belmont Conference Room.

Thank you,
Capitol Hill Housing

Special Meeting Notice

CHH Annual Meeting and Stakeholder Briefing

March 23, 2017

Capitol Hill Housing will hold a special meeting, the CHH Annual Meeting and Stakeholder Briefing, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 8:30 – 10:00 am. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held from 9:00 – 10:30 am.

Thank you,
Capitol Hill Housing

Capitol Hill Housing Announces Call for Board Nominations

Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) seeks nominations of qualified board member candidates from the Seattle communities in which we currently operate and serve residents. Capitol Hill Housing will maintain an active list of candidates for ongoing consideration.

The deadline for nominations is March 19th.

The CHH Board is comprised of 15 voting members who serve three-year terms, as well as two non-voting members who serve two-year terms. In particular, the CHH Board seeks individuals with skill and expertise in the areas of forward-thinking building design, finance, banking, property management, real estate development, and asset management. The Board additionally invites those with existing connections to CHH, as well as qualifications in one or more of these areas, to submit their names for nomination.

CHH seeks candidates who demonstrate the following abilities and characteristics: credibility with the professional community and government entities with which CHH works; reliability, sound judgment, flexibility and creativity; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other Board members, staff, community individuals, and groups with diverse backgrounds and philosophies; ability to make difficult decisions on behalf of CHH; and ability to take a multi-cultural perspective and to support strategies that foster diverse, sustainable communities.

Prospective candidates should demonstrate a commitment of time and personal resources to Board endeavors; a willingness to serve on Board committees; a willingness to represent CHH at community functions; and commitment to CHH’s mission and values.

Interested parties should submit their resume and a short statement of interest to Kiley Dhatt at kdhatt@capitolhillhousing.org. Nominations must be received by March 19th, 2017 for consideration.

Capitol Hill Housing has been developing, preserving and managing high quality affordable housing since 1976. CHH currently owns and operates 48 apartment buildings across Seattle with over 2,200 residents. We are proud to develop properties in a community context and provide affordable homes that strengthen the neighborhoods we live in.

For more information, please consult our website at www.capitolhillhousing.org.

About Capitol Hill Housing
Capitol Hill Housing builds vibrant and engaged communities through affordable housing and community development. We provide secure, affordable apartments to over 2,200 of our neighbors across the city. Based in Capitol Hill, we have properties throughout the Seattle area, including historic apartments as well as award-winning new developments. Our sustainable communities work includes transit-oriented development, promoting culture and diversity, and the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict.

Special Meeting Notice

CAPITOL HILL HOUSING

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

March 1, 2017

Capitol Hill Housing will hold a special meeting of the CHH Executive Committee as a conference call on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. The call in details are: dial 1-862-902-0241 and enter passcode 2557448. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in person on Monday, February 27, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Thank you,
Capitol Hill Housing

Special Meeting Notice

CAPITOL HILL HOUSING

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

February 6, 2017

Capitol Hill Housing will hold a special meeting of the CHH Finance and Asset Management Committee as a conference call on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. The call in details are: dial 1-862-902-0241 and enter passcode 2557448. This is a change from the original format of the meeting, which was to be in person.

Thank you,
Capitol Hill Housing

A Year of Hope

The following post appeared in our December edition of our monthly e-newsletter, Building Blocks. Sign up on our mailing list if you’d like to receive updates on our work!

As we begin the new year, it’s typical for a message like this to offer a preview of the year ahead.

I’d rather write about hope.

Though we face uncertainty at the federal level, the crisis of affordability in our city continues. Families struggling to find an affordable place to live or communities holding fast against displacement cannot suffer any diminishing of our ambition or weakening of our resolve.

Let 2017 be our year for hope, the year for our most ambitious goals. As we refuse to back away from bold action, let 2017 also be a year grounded in growth and service. If hope is the seed for our highest aspirations, then it must be nurtured with hard work and humility.

It’s a lesson we have learned through our work on the Liberty Bank Building. Expected to break ground later this spring, the project will provide 115 affordable homes, small business opportunities for African American owned enterprises, locally designed art and a thoughtful remembrance of the bank that once was there.

And yet, our vision of a completely inclusive community project has not always been flawlessly executed. We are accustomed to doing things a particular way. We work closely with community, but never before to the extent we are pursuing with the Liberty Bank Building. We don’t always get it exactly right. But that’s when we redouble our commitment to listening to and learning from our partners. I have watched that commitment rise organically from the bed of our culture and take root across our organization.

That gives me hope. It gives me hope that we can learn as an organization and grow in service to community. And it gives me hope that we can partner with communities overcoming disinvestment and institutional racism in ways that allow them to flourish under their own stewardship and dominion.

As we look forward to 2017, I encourage you to take one last look at 2016 through our annual community report. Thank you to our donors, supporters and partners who made our efforts possible. 

Chris Persons, CEO

Special Meeting Notice

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

December 21, 2016

Capitol Hill Housing will hold a special meeting of the CHH Board Property Management Committee in the Belmont Conference Room of the 12th Ave Arts building at 1620 12th Avenue Suite 205 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2017. This is a change from the original date of the meeting, which was previously scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

 

Thank you,

Capitol Hill Housing

We Still Have Work to Do

The following post appeared in our December edition of our monthly e-newsletter, Building Blocks. Sign up on our mailing list if you’d like to receive updates on our work!

 

I imagine the results of last month’s presidential election remain on many of your minds, even today. For some, this is a time of celebration, but for others these events bring fear about what the future holds.

I am reminded of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which ring true today: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” It is love and light that will carry us through these times.  As much as you may feel like giving up right now, we still have work to do.  We have housing to build.  We have community to support and nurture.  We have opportunity to create and hope to engender.

At Capitol Hill Housing we welcome all. The refugee fleeing war-ravaged despair, the reformed convict hoping to embark on a new path, the young family who wants to raise kids in a vibrant, diverse neighborhood.  We welcome gay and queer and lesbian and trans people.  We welcome people who have physical and emotional disability.  We welcome people of all races and beliefs.

I don’t feel particularly authorized to quote Dr. King, but his words, to my mind, represent the only path forward.  We won’t back away from our values or stop fighting for what’s right, but we also won’t assume that others - whatever their politics – don’t share our values.

Though these are uncertain times, we have work to do. As builders of community, we play an important role in creating space for dialogue that doesn’t alienate or exclude.  We also promote legislation that supports our work.  One example of this is a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senators Maria Cantwell and Orrin Hatch.  If passed into law, this bill will double the revenue generated by low income housing tax credits.

We recently spoke to Senator Cantwell’s office and I will be heading to Washington DC in the spring as a member of the Housing Partnership Network policy committee to advocate on behalf of all policy that impacts our work.

Chris Persons, CEO

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CAPITOL HILL HOUSING - SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

 December 8, 2016

Capitol Hill Housing will hold a special meeting of the CHH EcoDistrict Steering Committee in the Pike/Pine Meeting Room of the 12th Ave Arts building at 1620 12th Avenue Suite 206 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Friday, January 13, 2017. This is a change from the original date of the meeting, which was previously scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2016.

Thank you,

Capitol Hill Housing