FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 11.20.2023
Seven Active Projects in WA will house 35 adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DDs) by close of 2024
LYNNWOOD, WA, November 20, 2023 –Parkview Services, a Washington state nonprofit affordable housing provider, announces progress on seven affordable housing projects they’re actively managing. Their efforts align with this state’s unprecedented need to serve an estimated 37,000* I/DD adults with unmet housing needs. And, as Washington voters (and a Sightline poll) confirmed on November 7, 2023 by passing the Seattle Housing Levy by a wide margin, this state needs policy and funding adjustments that allow for more varied housing types.
Delivering on their promise to provide affordable housing for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DDs), Parkview Services has been working tirelessly to finance, remodel, restructure and/or newly-construct homes at seven different locations. Affordable Housing project updates are:
- Mukilteo and Everett properties are in the process of completing pre-contract requirements with the Department of Commerce for acquisition and remodel financing. Both homes are expected to transition to permanent affordability in 2024. The Marysville property has completed its transition to affordability and minor renovations are complete. Together, these 3 Snohomish properties will serve eight adult tenants with I/DDs
- Renovations and sitework has begun on a one-of-a-kind Stabilization, Assessment and Intervention Facility (SAIF) Group Training Home in Gig Harbor. This new collaboration with the DSHS/DDA will be completed by late January 2024. It’s designed to serve up to six tenants, for a minimum of 30-day stays, as tenants transition from state-run facilities into group home settings.
- The Parkview/Homestead Community Land Trust partnership has completed construction on two four-bedroom homes at The Southard in Tukwila. Those homes will be move-in ready for eight adult tenants with I/DDs early in 2024.
- Permitting and preliminary construction is underway for the DADU Pilot Project and Lake City Remodel in Seattle. When completed, by late Spring of 2024, the property will serve five adult tenants with I/DDs,
- Funding is secured and early planning has begun for two homes in Graham. By the end of 2024, they’ll serve eight tenants in total.
Support for these affordable housing projects has come from
- Snohomish, King and Pierce County governments
- Homestead Community Land Trust
- Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
- Washington State Department of Commerce Housing Trust Fund
- King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks: Wastewater Treatment Division
- The KUNI and Norcliffe Foundations
Parkview Services is one of Washington’s largest, and most successful, nonprofit affordable housing providers specializing in serving adult individuals with I/DDs. Their programs not only make housing affordable but they can also include support services, and provide an easy through-line to Parkview-managed community engagement programming (ie Camp Parkview and Vibrant Palette) that dramatically improve the quality of life for adult’s living with I/DDs.
For each of the seven active projects listed above, adult tenants with I/DDs contribute no more than 30% of their annual median income (AMI) toward rent. On average, their rent is around $300 per month.
Interviews with Parkview staff and affordable housing clients about these projects, and 2024/2025 projects in-the-works, are available upon request. More information at parkviewservices.org
About Parkview Services
Parkview Services creates inclusive housing solutions that promote stability, opportunity and community. Founded in 1967 by Dr. Norman and Stella Chivers, parents of Bill, a child with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DDs), they created a safe, stable community-based Group Home for their son and others that remains operational to this day. Unprecedented statewide need, coupled with the founder’s belief that affordable high-quality housing and support services should be available to all, has fueled Parkview’s program expansion. Today Parkview Services serves all Washingtonians, through multiple programs, that include dozens of partnerships, group and affordable home options, supportive living services, summer camp and day arts programs, mortgage default assistance and homeownership education.