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Photos by Brandon Macz: Capitol Hill Housing CEO Chris Persons talks about the need for LGBTQ-affirming senior housing during a meeting at Gay City on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Photos by Brandon Macz: Capitol Hill Housing CEO Chris Persons talks about the need for LGBTQ-affirming senior housing during a meeting at Gay City on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Friday, September 22, 2017 12:12 PM
Andy Post spent his summer interviewing more than 100 LGBTQ seniors and advocates, helping to create the framework for Capitol Hill Housing’s latest development project.
  • WWII vet takes off on Honor Flight
    World War II veteran Earl Collins took off on his first Honor Flight on Saturday, but not before his friends and neighbors gave him a proper sendoff.
  • Omnivorous 2017
    As big as Washington Hall is, it took two floors to make room for the 29 bars and restaurants that came out to support Capitol Hill Housing’s annual Omnivorous benefit on Thursday.
  • Volunteer Park Trust plans safer pond fencing, improved lighting projects
    The Volunteer Park Trust has launched its fall fundraising campaign to cover two park improvement projects.
  • Melrose Project gets down to business
    The Melrose Project held its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, where businesses and organizations provided each other with status updates from around the neighborhood.
  • Century Ballroom moves feet for Puerto Rico, Mexico City

    When tragedy struck last month in Mexico City and Puerto Rico, Capitol Hill’s salsa community came together at Century Ballroom to help those in need. Century Ballroom hosted a salsa-dancing fundraiser event last Thursday that raised $6,107 in donations for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake that struck Mexico City.

  • Wine of Aegis

    With some freshly-picked grapes from their own back yard, the senior residents of Aegis Living on Madison celebrated their Oktober Harvest Festival by making wine.

  • Students walk out in support of Dreamers
    Seattle high school students walked out on Thursday, Sept. 28, to show support for undocumented immigrant students and those who have been able to stay in the United States through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • Environmental Works highlights history of community design
    Environmental Works is the only nonprofit community design center in Washington, and one of 60 around the country. For 47 years it has partnered with other nonprofits to design housing and public spaces for underserved communities around the state with a sustainability lens.
  • Slideshow: Lifelong End AIDS Walk
    Around 1,000 people participated in Lifelong’s 2018 End AIDS Walk on Saturday, Sept. 23.
  • First Hill Pop-up Petting Zoo 2017
    The First Hill Improvement Association hosted its second First Hill Pop-up Petting Zoo in the pavement park at at Ninth Avenue and University Street on Wednesday, Sept. 20. 
  • Restaurants serving up small bites for 7th annual Omnivorous benefit

    For affordable-housing advocates that also happen to be foodies, Capitol Hill Housing’s annual Omnivorous benefit is the perfect pairing.
    Omnivorous puts tasty small bites from numerous Capitol Hill restaurants on display, culminating with a Raising the Beet fundraiser pledge to support the affordable housing developer’s various projects and programs.

  • Lowell parent creates website to help parents talk about needles
    Lowell Elementary parent Lauri Watkins has created an open-source website to help parents talk to their children about drugs and needles, inspired by what she was seeing in her neighborhood and what was lacking in terms of resources.
  • PSKS narrowing in on new home
    Capitol Hill’s Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets could soon have a new facility secured, and will continue raising funds in the interim.
  • Local historians walk through Capitol Hill's past
    Two founding members of the Capitol Hill Historical Society, Heuser and Ketcherside held a forum on Tuesday night with author and local historian David B. Williams, whose book “Seattle Walks” sets a path for finding many markers of the city’s past.
  • Mercer X Summit Block Party a go
    Nearly everything is set for the Mercer X Summit Block Party on Saturday, with a free outside music festival and after-hours party at Generations.
  • Capitol Hill Relay for Life seeks more event participants
    Capitol Hill’s Relay for Life event has always been a little different, but the goal of raising funds to support the American Cancer Society has never changed.
  • Homecoming
    The tombstone of a Civil War veteran and Seattle merchant woodworker was reunited with Richard Palmer at his final resting place in Lake View Cemetery on Sunday.
  • Be:Seattle launches campaign to register homeless voters
    Housing isn’t a requirement to vote, but in a state that exclusively relies on mail-in ballots for each election, not having a permanent address can be a big obstacle to voting for many people.
  • Be:Seattle’s new campaign to register homeless to vote
    Be: Seattle founder Devin Silvernail has been pumping out community action projects since starting the nonprofit in January 2016. The latest mission is to get people experiencing homelessness registered to vote.
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