FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 7.5.2023
Summarizes Efforts and Costs toward Filling Massive Gap for Estimated 37,000* Underserved WA Adults with I/DDs
LYNNWOOD, WA – Parkview Services unaudited 2022 Annual Report to the Community is available online today. Numbers reveal a year of tremendous growth for this 56-year-old nonprofit working to support all Washingtonians, especially those with I/DDs, seeking to find, buy, or keep a home. Parkview Services’ impact touches all corners of Washington state through four innovative programs: Affordable Housing, Homeownership, Group Home & Supported Living Services and Community Engagement.
Parkview’s 2022 operating budget was $4.688 million, with the largest portion of those monies allocated toward their affordable housing programming. This program is critical toward making huge strides toward supporting the estimated 37,000 I/DD adults in Washington with unmet or underserved housing needs*. Through Parkview’s affordable housing program, adult tenants with I/DDs contribute no more than 30% of their annual median income (AMI) toward rent. By December of 2022 Parkview had 208 units available. In 2022 funding was secured to develop six new affordable housing projects, including a first-of-its-kind Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Pilot Project on Lake City Way in Seattle. Additional projects in the pipeline, at various stages of development, are in Tukwila, Seattle, Marysville, Mukilteo, Graham, Gig Harbor, and Everett. By the end of 2023 Parkview Services expects to have 218 available units for adults with I/DDs and more than 230 available units by the end of 2024.
Parkview Services staff and client base increased in 2022 while community engagement programming, like Camp Parkview, have expanded in size and depth while delivering on their promise to provide a higher quality of life. The homeownership programs reach all individuals in WA, not just adults with I/DDs. In 2022 this program helped over 5,200 individuals buy, or keep, a new home through homeownership education and mortgage default programs that include classes, counseling, downpayment assistance, or agreements and resolutions with loan servicers to prevent foreclosure.
Parkview Services executive director Marc Cote explained, “we have been laying groundwork and knocking on funders doors for the more than 5 years. In 2022, our hard work finally started to pay off. Our incredible staff and supporters will continue to work tirelessly to level the playing field so everyone who wants and needs a home can have one.”
Interviews with staff and affordable housing clients are available upon request.