New Hope Family Housing

Low Income Housing Institute and New Hope CDI are partnering to develop a two-building development to provide much-needed affordable housing in the heart of the Central District, an historically African-American community undergoing rapid gentrification and displacement.

The two sites are adjacent to the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and will provide church offices, community gathering space, as well as a source of fresh produce to the neighborhood through Clean Greens Farm and Market, a non-profit owned and operated by residents of the Central District.

Client Name

Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)

New Hope Community Development Institute


Seattle, WA




Pursuing Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard (ESDS)

Completion Date

Anticipated Q4 2024


Jeff Reibman
Principal in Charge

Program – East Building

67’ Height
6 Stories
7,200 SF Site
23,388 GSF
14,628 SF Residential
22 Residential Units

Program – West Building

85’ Height
6 Stories
16,638 SF Site
47,945 GSF
34,331 SF Residential
854 SF Retail
70 Residential Units
13 Parking Stalls

Rendering of New Hope West Building

The project takes advantage of additional height and area incentives granted to affordable housing developed on land owned by religious institutions. The incentives are rooted in research done by the Nehemiah Initiative, a faith based community development initiative with a mission to disrupt displacement in the African American Community.

Rendering of New Hope East Building

The massing responds to different scales and patterns of the neighborhood to create a cohesive neighborhood experience and establish a strong physical sense of community. Transparency at ground level will activate the street, while high-quality brick will create a welcoming, pedestrian-scaled and durable streetscape.

The development provides studios, one and two-bedroom units targeting a diverse resident pool including individuals and families.

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