Community building puts Seattle Housing Authority residents at the forefront of efforts to build their neighborhoods. It happens when people from across the community come together to imagine their ideal community and then use their resources to achieve those visions. Residents dream, plan, and make the collective vision of their neighborhood come to life.
How it works
The community building process works to increase resident self-sufficiency, improve quality of life, and help better integrate public housing residents with the greater Seattle community.
It does this by building on community strengths, working together, forming partnerships, and encouraging broad participation. It supports families, children, and seniors, values cultural diversity, and requires racial equity. It recognizes that new programs and policies must be shaped by the residents of the communities affected by them
Seattle Housing Authority's six Community Builders encourage and support residents who get involved in their communities and in the policy discussions that affect them:
- High Point: Asmeret Habte, 206-588-4325
- Lake City Court & senior housing communities: Courtney Powell, 206-367-0833
- NewHolly: Phillippia Goldsmith, 206-723-1725
- Public communities west of I-5: Ellen Ziontz, 206-239-1625
- Public communities east of I-5: Andy Chan , 206-239-1530
- Rainier Vista : Jeniffer Calleja , 206-722-4010. Ext 12
- Yesler Terrace: Joy Bryngelson, 206-343-7484 office; 206-658-7799 mobile