Parkview Services is Awarded WA State Funding for Six Affordable Housing Projects


LYNNWOOD, WA – Parkview Services is proud to announce that all six of its funding applications to the
Washington State Department of Commerce Housing Trust Fund have been awarded. The total funding
provided is $5,601,692, which will be used to create affordable housing for extremely low-income adults
with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).

“We are thrilled to have received this funding, which will allow us to provide much-needed housing options for individuals with I/DD,” said Marc Cote, Executive Director of Parkview Services. “Access to affordable housing is a fundamental human right, and we are grateful to the Housing Trust Fund for their support in making this a reality for our community.”

The funded projects will be located in Seattle, Graham, Gig Harbor, and Everett and will provide a total of 25 units of affordable housing. The Projects Include:

  • Construction of a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) at an existing Parkview Services
    property in the Lake City neighborhood in Seattle.
  • Renovation of an existing property in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle that will add a new
    bedroom and bathroom to the house.
  • The completion of the Group Training Home project in Gig Harbor. This is a legislatively mandated
    program in partnership with Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration. This
    project will create 6 units of transitional housing for individuals in crisis or moving from long term
    institutional care to in community housing.
  • The construction of a new 4-bedroom house in Graham on vacant land Parkview Services currently owns.

“We are committed to creating inclusive communities where individuals with I/DD can thrive,” said Peter Catterall, Project Manager of the Parkview Services Affordable Housing Program. “These projects will provide a place for people with I/DDs to call home.”

The Washington State Department of Commerce Housing Trust Fund is dedicated to increasing the availability of affordable housing and preventing displacement of individuals with I/DDs in Washington State. According to a 2022 Report to the Legislature, there are 37,000 adults with I/DD in Washington with unmet housing needs. Parkview’s current tenants’ average annual income is $14,100 per year. This is about 15% of the Area Median Income – well below even the “extremely low-income” designation our program is designed to serve. Our program charges tenants only 30% of their income (minus utilities) for rent, no matter how low.