Learn about the progress Seattle Housing Authority and partners are making towards a dynamic community that honors the neighborhood’s history and cultural richness while creating safe, healthy and sustainable affordable housing, new parks and open spaces, increased transportation options and enhanced economic opportunities.
Seattle Housing Authority recently produced the 2015 Annual Implementation Report that can be found here. This report documents the activities and milestones accomplished in 2015 to achieve housing production goals, enhance educational, health, and employment opportunities for people, and build amenities that foster a healthy and active neighborhood for Yesler Terrace.
Below are highlights of 2015 that showcase some of many accomplishments of the overall redevelopment:
- Completion of Kebero Court, 103 new affordable apartments located at 1105 East Fir St and welcoming of 67 families who formerly lived in the original Yesler Terrace homes and 36 households new to Yesler.
- Completion of 120 affordable and market rate apartments at Anthem on 12th Apartments (by Spectrum Development Solutions).
- Completion and assignment of 28 gardening plots at Horiuchi Park P-Patch.
- Construction progress on:
- 10th Ave S Hillclimb, Sewer backbone, and street and utility infrastructure
- 83 new affordable apartments at Raven Terrace (820 Yesler Way)
- 111 new affordable apartments at Hoa Mai Gardens (221 10th Ave S)
- Relocation progress:
- 51 families were assisted in relocating, which completed Phase 3 on time.
- Upon completion of Kebero Court, the 166 households who had moved from Yesler Terrace since the project began were invited to use their Right to Return with moving assistance.
- 12 residents returned to Yesler Terrace after previously relocating away, with moving expenses paid by SHA.
- Thirteen (13) Yesler residents participated in the ESL/Job Shadowing Program, implemented in partnership with the City of Seattle (including Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, Parks), Seattle Central College, Harborview and Swedish medical centers.
- Completion of the 2015 annual Health Needs Assessment conducted by Neighborcare. 97% of the current on-site Yesler residents indicated they now have health insurance, and 92% said they have a primary healthcare provider.
- Yesler-site based TRAC Associates made 52 job placements of Yesler residents, with an average hourly wage of $12.32.
- Approximately 100 Yesler children and youth participated in summer academic and enrichment activities led by various organizations.
- Increased attendance rates for Yesler children in all grades at Bailey Gatzert, except second grade. All Yesler student cohorts have made steady progress in attendance each year since 2010.
- The percent of students ready in all six Kindergarten Readiness domains increased from 20% to 50%.
- Twenty-five (25) Yesler families completed the Parent-Child Home Program, implemented by Neighborhood House.
Please see our Project Information and Reports page for past annual implementation reports.