Update on Rise at Yancy

It’s official! We opened our doors on December 2 and it has been a busy whirlwind ever since! Once we found out everything was ready and we were approved to begin preparing, we rolled up our sleeves, ready to go!

We immediately began hauling supplies that we’d stock piled for our new residents from our main TR office down the hill to the Rise building, filling up two vans and enlisting the help of staff and some very helpful clients. Each unit needed a microwave and a TV, with linens, bathroom supplies, kitchen utensils and more to come later with volunteer set up. The rest of the essentials--including dish sets, pots, pans, utensils, towels, shower curtains, bed linens, pillows, and more, as well as some wonderful custom bags donated by our amazing contractor, Buchanan General Contracting--were set up in the common room area of the building, awaiting volunteers to take them to their new homes. We also had one of our former board members, Ann, donate a lovely succulent plant for each room!

After a last-minute call for volunteers, we started setting up the new apartments for residents!

As of December 17, we have 35 new residents who have moved into the building. These folks include former clients from TR’s residential program and formerly houseless individuals. We have people lined up to move in to the remaining units and hope to be at full occupancy by the end of 2021!

All the residents have the opportunity to engage with TR’s services, with full time staff and case managers at Rise 24/7.

We want to thank all of our staff, volunteers, community partners, sponsors, friends and supporters for making this possible. After two years of waiting, we are beyond thrilled to not only have this project completed, but to provide a home and community to those who need it most.

Yancy Street Project Open House Notification

Over the past year, we have been keeping the community apprised of our plans to redevelop three shared houses at 2811, 2821 and 2827/2829 SW Yancy St into small apartment buildings, providing studio apartments for people with behavioral health needs who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. We are pleased to report that we have secured the necessary funding from the City of Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, and are now proceeding with the next stage of design for the project. As part of the City’s design review process, we are inviting interested stakeholders to an open house, where attendees can provide input to the design team from SMR Architects. Transitional Resources' Yancy Street Project Open House When: Wednesday, June 5 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Avalon Place Community Room 2988 SW Avalon Way, Seattle WA 98126 All are welcome. No RSVP is necessary. The Yancy Street project will be similar to our other permanent supportive housing buildings on Avalon Way. Each of the 44 residents will have their own studio apartment facing an interior courtyard that includes a community living room and laundry room. Staff will be on site to offer support for the residents 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Additional support will be available at our drop-in center and behavioral health program offices located a half block away on Avalon Way. We look forward to sharing more about our upcoming project at our open house next week. We will continue to post project updates on our website at www.transitionalresources.org. You may also contact our CEO directly by phone at (206) 883-2026 or via email at darcellw@transitionalresources.org.

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