Supportive housing and homelessness the focus of December BDC meeting

Last week was the December Ballard District Council meeting, featuring a panel discussion from local supportive housing and homelessness service providers.

The meeting was recorded live; you can watch it below.

Part of the discussion focused on Plymouth Housing’s new Ballard Crossing building planned for NW 64th St and 15th Ave NW. Tim Parham (Director of Real Estate), Kathy Martin (Strategic Partnerships Manager), and Lenna Mendoza (Communications Manager) answered questions about the project, scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021 and finish in mid-2022. The development plans include 79 studio apartments for single adults who have experienced homelessness, two studios for live-in staff, and ground-floor commercial retail space.

The discussion also includes an update from Hannah Mistry, Senior Development Manager of Compass Housing about the Nyer Urness House (1753 NW 56th St) in Ballard. Andrew Constantino from LIHII and Alyssa Colville (manager of Whittier Heights Village) spoke about the Ballard Urban Rest Stop and Whittier Heights Tiny House Village. Jenn Adams, Outreach Manager of the Bridge Care Center, provided an overview of their services.

For a full recap and to learn more about the Ballard District Council, visit their website.