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WA Dept of Commerce Invests $1.6 Million in Parkview Services Homeownership Program

LYNNWOOD, WA, The Washington State Department of Commerce announced historic investments totaling $312.6 million to address the urgent need for affordable housing in communities throughout Washington state. Parkview Services received a record $1.6 million and will dedicate these funds to support first-time home buyers seeking down payment assistance, in Washington, through its Homeownership Program.

This award allows Parkview Services to amplify the depth and reach of the program, and means many qualified applicants could receive as much as $60,000 to $100,000 in down payment assistance. This comes at a very important time for Parkview as interest rates and home prices remain volatile. Affordable home inventory (for both existing and new construction) is very low, and the home supply is expected to remain this way for the near future. These funds will be distributed to first-time home buyers, throughout Washington. For many, the down payment assistance has the potential to shrink the competitive gap, and improve individuals and families’ chances at getting their home purchase offer accepted.
Details about Parkview’s pre-purchase, mortgage default, and free homebuyer education programs are available online at parkviewservices.org. Interviews with Parkview staff, clients and families that have received down payment assistance, are available upon request.

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 create affordable housing, provide supported living services, and provide community engagement programming (Camp Parkview and Vibrant Palette) that dramatically improve the quality of life for adult’s living with I/DDs.

About Parkview Services
Founded in 1967, by parents of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Parkview Services creates affordable, inclusive housing solutions that promote stability, opportunity and community for all Washingtonians. We believe that housing is a fundamental human right. Unprecedented statewide need for affordable housing and support services has fueled Parkview’s program expansion which, today, includes affordable housing options, supportive living services, summer camp, visual art programs, dozens of partnerships, mortgage default assistance, homebuyer education and counseling, and down payment assistance. In 2023 Parkview Services was designated a By-and-For organization by the Washington Department of Commerce.
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Click to access 2024-HO-Funding-Press-Release.pdf

2023 Report to the Community is out now

Our 2023 Annual Report to the Community is available here. Dive into our summary of our accomplishments, review construction updates on our affordable housing projects serving dozens of adults with I/DDs. And read about the impact our statewide homeownership programs our having on so many individuals. Please share this link with a friend or colleague who might be interested in learning about Parkview Services efforts and the invaluable contributions our funders and partners are having.  

Together, we’re making a difference and building a brighter future for individuals with I/DDs. 

Would you like a printed copy? If so, please email zach@parkviewservices.org to request a free copy to be mailed out.

$1.6 million in funding will amplify the Homeownership program’s reach. 

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced historic investments totaling $312.6 million to address the urgent need for affordable housing in communities throughout Washington state. Parkview Services received a record $1.6 million and will dedicate these funds to support its statewide Homeownership Program; specifically, the downpayment assistance program.

Learn about Parkview’s pre-purchase, mortgage default, and free homebuyer education programs, or contact Loretta Cael at Loretta@parkviewservices.org for more information.

Parkview Services Spring Dance is Back!

2024 Spring Dance, May 18 at Miller Community Center

May 18, 2024: Camp Parkview Spring Dance. This drop-in community event is back for the first time since 2019! DJ Jackson will provide the tunes and Vibrant Palette Arts Center will be there with art activities. No registration needed!

The Dance is at the Miller Community Center-330 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112.
The fun begins at 1:00 PM and ends at 3:00 PM!  

Vibrant Palette presents.. “The Small Things”

Join Vibrant Palette artists and fellow creatives in crafting wee tiny masterpieces for a miniature art exhibition that celebrates creativity in its smallest form. This inclusive exhibition is open to artists of all abilities – welcoming professionals, hobbyists, and newbies alike to showcase their talents and explore the unique challenges and possibilities of miniature art.

Exhibition: January 12th thru February 3rd at Slide Gallery
Reception: Friday, January 12th during the Belltown Art Walk

CALL FOR ART

Miniature art offers an opportunity to focus on detail, experiment with different mediums, and express your creativity in a new way. Hopefully these size restrictions can inspire:

  • 2D artwork: Area to be no more than 9 square inches. Examples: 3” x 3”, 2” x 4”, & 1” x 9” (including framing).
  • 3D artwork: Must have a volume of no more than 27 cubic inches (about the size of a Rubik’s Cube). In addition, the footprint of 3D artwork must be 4” x 4” or smaller.

(By participating in ‘The Small Things’ exhibition, you agree to donate your creation to Vibrant Palette. Your artwork will help us continue to provide enriching arts experiences for all)

Drop off:

  • Tuesdays 2:30 – 5:30pm at Pratt Fine Arts Center (yellow building, during VPAC open studio)
  • Wednesdays 9:30 – 3:30pm at Pratt Fine Arts Center (yellow building, during VPAC open studio)
  • Parkview Group Home – 1114 15th Ave East (near Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill)

Mail in:

Vibrant Palette
C/O Parkview Services
4720 200th St. SW, Suite 200
Lynnwood, WA 98036