Grand Opening of Low Income Housing Institute’s Cheryl Chow Court

“The Low Income Housing Institute invites you to attend the grand opening and dedication of Cheryl Chow Court on Friday, April 24th at 10:00am at 2014 NW 57th Street, Seattle. Program starts promptly at 10:00am. A self-guided tour will be available starting at 9:30am and after the program.

LIHI is delighted to provide affordable senior housing in one of the most attractive, livable, and walk-able neighborhoods in Seattle. Cheryl Chow Court is located down the street from the Ballard Public Library and Ballard Commons, and is close to Swedish Ballard, shopping and many amenities. A Ballard Urban Rest Stop, which will provide free showers, laundry and restrooms to homeless men, women and children, is planned in the retail space on the first floor of the building.

Funding partners for Cheryl Chow Court are: HUD, City of Seattle, Enterprise Community Investment, Banner Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, and Duncan Haas & Birgit Walbaum.

GGLO is the architect and Walsh Construction is the contractor.

“LIHI admires and praises Cheryl Chow for her fearless leadership,” said Sharon Lee, Executive Director of LIHI. The late Cheryl Chow was instrumental in the creation of the Urban Rest Stop in downtown Seattle 14 years ago when she was chair of the Seattle City Council’s Housing and Human Services Committee. She secured funding for LIHI to purchase the Julie Apartments and to locate the Urban Rest Stop on the first floor. She stood up to NIMBY opposition from a faction of the downtown business community.

Cheryl was also a visionary in getting the Seattle City Council to approve the development of housing for homeless families, youth and singles at the former Sand Point Naval Station at Magnuson Park. Cheryl worked diligently with housing advocates to ensure that homeless people have a place to call home.

LIHI is thrilled to name this affordable senior housing in honor of Cheryl Chow. With the construction of over 1500 new luxury apartments in Ballard, Cheryl Chow Court is a much needed affordable option for seniors.

Thank you to Enterprise and Walsh Construction for sponsoring the grand opening!

Come celebrate with us! To RSVP or for info, contact Aaron Long.