Our ɁálɁal Together project, for Chief Seattle Club was host to an affordable housing press conference midday Tuesday! Speakers included Chief Seattle Club’s Executive Director Derrick Belgarde, MPA, Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, WA State Housing Finance Commission’s Executive Director Steve Walker, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.
ɁálɁal is the Lushootseed word for “home.” And as the project is set for completion in October, it will soon be a place to call home for 80 urban Native people experiencing housing insecurity. The eight-story apartment building will also foster community, with gathering spaces on each floor. Additionally, there will be a healthcare clinic serving 1,200 patients every year.
Link to Chief Seattle Club press release https://lnkd.in/gp9XvA6