Yancy Street Project

Update 12/17/2021

It’s official! We opened our doors on December 2 and it has been a busy but exciting whirlwind ever since!

As of December 17, we have 35 new residents who have moved into the building. We have more people lined up to move into the remaining units and hope to be at full occupancy by the end of 2021!

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

Update 6/18/21

Donate or Volunteer to the Welcome Home Fund!

You can help us make our new apartments a welcoming home for these 44 new neighbors! While the walls are up and the furniture is in, it takes much more to make a home feel warm and inviting. The folks moving in have little to nothing in the way of home goods, and this may be their first experience living in an apartment of their own. We want to make sure they have everything they need to succeed and feel secure.

We are collecting funds to purchase all the touches to help people start on the right foot – from kitchen supplies to bed linens and more. And we hope you’ll join us to help get these apartments ready!

Update 1/3/2022: As of 1/1/2022, we are no longer accepting donations for our Welcome Home Fund. Thank you to everyone who supported this project. If you would still like to make a donation to help those we are serving at Rise and other needs at TR, you can make a donation here at this link

Update 6/10/2021

We have a new update regarding the reopening of Yancy Street: unfortunately there has been a delay and the reopening of Yancy Street is now scheduled for June 19th. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

For any questions, please contact info@transitionalresources.org and we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the project.

Update 5/19/2021

There have been many exciting developments in the past several weeks as we get closer to the completion of our project! We are very excited to announce the building’s official name will be Rise at Yancy Street! We wanted to acknowledge the opportunity for transformation that will be made possible by this building and the work we do.

While all of this is very exciting, we understand construction isn’t always easy. We understand the concerns and frustration surrounding the temporary road closure, and we ask for your patience as we continue to navigate construction during this challenging time. We want to assure you that we are continuing to move forward as quickly as possible with our project, and we apologize for the delay and inconvenience the construction has caused. We understand that local commuters, businesses, and many others have been affected, and we are doing all we can to push forward and ensure the project is finished on schedule. The road is scheduled to be open once again on June 10, 2021, and our target date for completion and opening is August 1, 2021.

Please see the newsletter below from our contractor, Buchanan General Contracting, for the latest updates. If you would like to be included on the list for the community updates newsletter, please email darcellw@transitionalresources.org

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Previous Updates

Update 7/30/2020

Our new Yancy Street Project is officially underway! Construction began early in the morning on Thursday July 30, 2020. This project has been in the works since 2018, and we are excited to see several years of planning and hard work come to fruition. This project will see our housing capacity expand by 50% and will be a great way to bring even more people into the TR community.

We especially want to thank the following groups and individuals for their contributions and efforts in this project:

Funding Partners:

  • City of Seattle Office of Housing
  • Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Washington State Housing Finance Commission
  • King County Department of Human and Community Services
  • Washington State Housing Trust Fund
  • National Equity Fund
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Columbia Bank
  • Impact Capital
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA


Project Development:

  • SMR Architects
  • Buchanan General Contracting
  • Lotus Development Partners
  • Michael Nouwens
  • KPFF
  • Sider Byers
  • Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates
  • The West Studio
TR’s Yancy Street Project receives funding! Our CEO, Darcell (center), attended a press conference with the Mayor for the official announcement of funding from the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing. *Note: the rendering in the photo above does not reflect the final project design.*

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Transitional Resources provides comprehensive services to adults in King County living with the most serious and persistent forms of mental illness. The key to our work is our innovative pairing of behavioral health services with permanent, affordable housing. This combination helps us break the homelessness and hospitalization cycle and allows our clients to live successfully in the community.

Yancy Street PSH will provide 44 new homes for people with behavioral health needs who are transitioning from homelessness, hospitals, or other treatment settings.

We are developing this project on property Transitional Resources has previously leased for many years as shared housing. For this new project, each resident with a private apartment with access to a shared community room and outdoor amenity space. Supportive housing staff will available on-site 24 hours per day. Residents can engage in comprehensive behavioral health services provided at our nearby behavioral health offices and be part of a great neighborhood with excellent transit and a supportive community.


We will continue to update this page as the project progresses.

Project Partners:

Thank you to our wonderful community partners who are helping make this project possible:


Project Updates:

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 […]