Growing to meet the need
The need for affordable housing and supportive services in our community continues to grow. As the economy slowly makes its way back to health, the resources available for struggling individuals and families remain sparse. In response, Imagine Housing is finding innovative ways to build more housing so that the need in our community is met. Currently, we are hard at work on new developments in the coming years. These include:
A new planned senior community with 91 affordable apartments including 27 studio, 59 one-bedroom, and 5 two-bedroom homes – including 20 apartments set aside for seniors experiencing homelessness. Athene is located next to Francis Village, a 61 unit affordable community developed by Imagine Housing in the Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland. As the population in our region continues to age, Imagine Housing is working to ensure that there is adequate housing for seniors. This community is slated to break ground in 2016 and open to residents in 2017.
Currently in pre-development planning, 30Bellevue will be located in the North Towne neighborhood of Bellevue next to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. 30Bellevue will have 58 affordable apartments ranging from 1 to 3-bedrooms. In partnership with St. Luke’s, this complex will have easy access to public transit, wireless internet in common areas and be built to achieve Washington State Evergreen standards for energy efficiency.
We are hoping to break ground on this project summer of 2017.
“It’s giving our children the chance to be something that we probably weren’t able to become, and giving them the tools that they need to be successful in life.” Imagine Housing Resident