Why Housing Matters
Everyone deserves a place to call home
The need for affordable housing on the Eastside is greater than ever.
Affordable housing on the Eastside starts at $80,000 a year.
HOUSING AFFECTS EVERYONE
64% of older adult renters in urban East King County are moderately or severely rent burdened.
An estimated 1,000 youth and young adults are homeless on any given night in King County, and the number of homeless students counted by school districts rises 13% yearly.
An individual earning minimum wage ($15/hr) would need to work at least 100 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom apartment on the Eastside.
By 2025 an estimated 53,793 seniors in King County will be living in poverty.
Affordable housing isn’t low-income housing. It’s an opportunity for attainable or essential housing and to steward our thriving and dynamic community to meet the challenges we face now for the next generation.
Affordable housing strengthens our community
and that’s good for everyone.
Affordable housing is…
a place for kids to be kids: to learn, play and grow up.
a safe home for a new mom and her baby.
a stable home where an elderly person can age in place.
a community where residents and families can put down roots.
Why Imagine Housing?
WE ARE AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
We are local, fully engaged, connected and our relationships are cemented. Imagine Housing was founded and is still led by people who are in the community.
WE BELIEVE EVERYONE WHO LIVES ON THE EASTSIDE DESERVES A HOME
We are proactively and successfully responding to a rapidly growing need in our community.
WE BUILD HOMES, COMMUNITY – AND PROMISE
Our diverse team of skilled professionals deliver wrap-around, tailored, and holistic support that meets every person where they are.
WE ARE INNOVATING TO UNLOCK THE NEXT GENERATION OF HOUSING SOLUTIONS
The current construction of SAMMA Senior Apartments builds on 35 years of successful growth to expand into the next generation of housing solutions.