Good Shepherd Housing
This new construction project is located in the core of the Central Area at 22nd and Union, near many amenities and several high frequency transit lines. Just miles from Downtown, the location provides residents access to several grocery and shopping options, employment centers, health clinics, public pools, cultural institutions, and parks. The site is also surrounded by a host of social service agencies that provide culturally relevant services to diverse populations.
Good Shepherd Housing will provide about 100 SEDUS and studios, along with a manager unit, case manager and on site staff offices, a common room, and several outdoor amenity spaces, including a roof deck. Of the units, 75% will be reserved for homeless individuals and 25% will serve the needs of low wage workers at risk of displacement from the Central Area.
LIHI will implement affirmative marketing to ensure that the neighborhood residents experiencing homelessness and who are at risk of displacement are aware of the rental opportunities the building offers. Provided below are the income limits. Qualifying incomes would be at or below the following limits adjusted for household size – all members in a household are counted:
|30% Income Limit||$23,250||$26,550|
|40% Income Limit||$31,000||$35,400|
|50% Income Limit||$38,750||$44,300|
Why Good Shepherd Housing?
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd has had a long standing commitment to serving the needs of vulnerable populations and their surrounding community. Over the past five years, the congregation has partnered with LIHI to operate a Tiny House Village on property owned by the Church, providing shelter for hundreds of individuals.
In recent years, as a historically Black Church and a pillar in the Central Area, they have stood witness to the effects of gentrification on their community. Church members and neighbors who have called the Central Area home for generations can no longer afford to remain in the area and are forced to move to Seattle’s periphery, distant from the community networks, cultural institutions, and services they relied upon.
Good Shepherd Housing is a direct response to the injustice that has marked the Central Area’s history and pervaded the housing system as a whole. African Americans are disproportionately represented in the unhoused population and are now being displaced from the neighborhood in Seattle where they were once forced to live as a result of discriminatory planning practices. LIHI and the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd are committed to delivering a project that begins to combat this trend by providing high quality, centrally located housing for unhoused individuals and community members.
The project architect is Runberg Architecture Group. Examples of their work can be found on their website, at http://runberg.com/.
The Low Income Housing Institute develops, owns, and operates affordable housing. You can learn more about the housing we provide at www.lihi.org. Founded in 1991, LIHI has grown to be one of many productive affordable housing developers in the Northwest. LIHI owns and/or manages over 2,300 housing units at 66 sites in six counties throughout the Puget Sound region.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Naomi See, 314-570-2415 or Naomi.firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found at www.lihi.org. Please note that any feedback collected is considered public knowledge. Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to being in touch as development efforts proceed.