NewHolly features nearly 1,400 units of housing affordable to households with a wide range of incomes. It has quiet, tree-lined streets, parks, playgrounds and a Neighborhood Campus featuring a public library and community college classrooms.
The character of the neighborhood is expressed in the variety and richness of its cultures and its economic diversity. Immigrant families learning English and getting a foothold in the United States share their viewpoints and traditions with residents of the original neighborhood, first-time home buyers, and other home owners.
NewHolly has renewed links with the surrounding community and is sparking other community development activities nearby.
It takes more than new housing to create a livable neighborhood. Throughout the NewHolly redevelopment, careful attention has been given to initiatives and activities that promote positive interaction among neighbors.
The NewHolly Neighborhood Campus complements the housing community by providing essential community services and is a key part of the strategy. A group of non-profit partners are working together at the campus to provide essential community services. These include a learning center, a Seattle Public Library branch, classrooms for South Seattle Community College, Head Start, a pre-school, youth tutoring, and employment programs that help residents obtain and secure living wage jobs, among many others.
Campus services support a healthy, self-sufficient community and decrease the isolation and stigma that has traditionally plagued public housing developments. It provides a gathering place for a diverse group of people.