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2009 MTW Report

The Board of Commissioners approved Seattle Housing Authority's 2008 Moving To new Ways Annual Report in March 2010. It summarizes the year's activities and accomplishments.

The full report and its appendices (PDF, 3.03 MB , download Adobe Reader) are also available.

People served

Community revitalization

  • Rainier Vista: Phase II-Tamarack infrastructure was completed and work on 83 rental units started; Phase III infrastructure work started, along with planning and design for 118 rental units; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds include $14.4 million from SHA’s formula allocation and a $10 million competitive award.

  • Lake City Village: SHA received $8 million in competitive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) "Green Communities" funds toward the project; nearly completed design; general contractor hired.

  • Yesler Terrace: Developed a site concept framework and development alternatives to be used to begin both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) processes. 

  • Public housing high-rises: Completed the third and final phase of homeWorks, the 22 building renovation program, ahead of schedule; began a homeWorks-like renovation at Bell Tower including $3.5 million in formula ARRA funds; began preparing for Denny Terrace revitalization, including $10 million in competitive ARRA funds.

  • SSHP: Began water intrusion repairs at Schwabacher House; received $850,000 in ARRA CDBG funds from the City for work at Willis House and Reunion House which is planned for 2010.

  • South Shore Court (formerly The Douglas): Renovation of 44 units in three buildings was completed, creating energy-efficient affordable units out of previously dilapidated housing.

  • Special Portfolio: continued water-intrusion work at Wedgewood Estates; completed water intrusion work at Longfellow Creek Apartments.

Housing resources

  • Scattered Sites: Sold 19 units, bringing total sales to 191; the remaining 75 replacement units were identified and will come on line by 2011.

  • High Point: 65 units affordable at the public housing level and 51 workforce housing units came on line, completing SHA’s rental housing in this community.

  • Accessible housing: 18 public housing units were retrofit to meet Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS); 23 new UFAS units were constructed at High Point.

  • New Special Purpose Vouchers: 131

  • HOPE VI off-site replacement housing: 25 off-site replacement units came on line; 114 project-based replacement housing vouchers were awarded.

Performance indicators

Other activities of note

  • Jefferson Terrace: Decided to move forward with partnership with Public Health–Seattle and King County to locate a medical respite care facility on one floor at Jefferson Terrace; vacated the floor and began necessary capital work being funded by Public Health.

  • Direct deposit: Successfully piloted direct deposit for HCV landlords.

  • The mental health crisis intervention program and high rise case management program prevented at least 95 percent of evictions of residents referred to them by property management staff. 

  • SHA and our service partners received five grants totaling more than $425,000 for services.