More affordable housing coming to Seattle’s Central District

SEATTLE — Construction has been completed on a new affordable housing development, built with a $2.3 million public investment, in Seattle’s Central District Neighborhood.

Village Gardens, located not far from Jimi Hendrix Park, consists of six market-rate homes and 10 affordable homes.

The construction of these homes comes at a time when Seattle is in dire need of more affordable housing.

According to a 2021 housing needs assessment published by the Puget Sound Regional Council, there is a backlog of about 46,000 housing units in the region, needed to accommodate just the recent growth.

Eight of the affordable homes will be available to people who make less than 80% of the area’s median income, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the King County region.

The other two will go to people who are homeless or experiencing housing instability.

Anyone who wants to be considered for these homes can apply on the Homestead Community Land Trust website.