YWCA Family Village at Issaquah represents 15 years of planning, forethought and persistence on behalf of King County and the City of Issaquah to incorporate much-needed affordable housing on the Eastside.
YWCA Family Village at Issaquah opened its first phase in the spring of 2011 and the second phase in the fall of the same year. This innovative complex provides 146 homes for people from all walks of life, including working families, retirees and people with disabilities– people who contribute to a vital and thriving community.
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After being selected through a competitive process, the YWCA spent two months conducting interviews with community leaders to learn how this project might help meet the community’s non-residential needs. As a result, the YWCA brings its signature community support services to the site, tailored to meet the needs of the Issaquah Highlands community. Our onsite services and programs include:
- Parenting classes, computer education and financial planning courses that will help strengthen the independence and stability of all community members.
- Counseling services provided by a licensed therapist for adults ages 18 and older.
- A high-quality, 150-child licensed child care center, with fee subsidy for some Family Village Issaquah residents.
- Community meeting facilities and outdoor gathering spaces.
- Construction that meets or exceeds environmental LEED Silver and Built Green Standards.
- A pedestrian bridge that links Highlands residents with the King County transit station.
Partnerships have been, and will continue to be, a big part of the success of this model community development. In addition to significant support from the City of Issaquah and Port Blakley Communites, the YWCA has received additional financial commitments from local municipalities, King County and the King County Housing Authority, the State of Washington, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and numerous private individuals.
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