Hirabayashi Place will be a mixed use, transit oriented, workforce housing development that includes 96 apartments and a childcare center. Units will be studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments affordable for households with incomes at or below 40%, 50%, and 60% of Area Mean Income.
Please visit the rental website for an application for the housing lottery. The application has two parts and must be received by September 15, 2015.
There is such a huge demand for these kind of buildings. The non-profits who develop these projects (InterIm CDA, Bellwether Housing, Capitol Hill Housing are three such developers) open maybe one new affordable building a year. Their collective efforts are appreciated, but they suffer from a lack of resources and muscle and can’t compete with for-profit developers. Either the government has to get involved to even the odds or we’re going to have to give up the pretension that we care about this issue in the first place.