April 10, 2011
Seattle, WA: Brettler Family Place, a 51 apartment and townhome development for formerly homeless families, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, April 7. The $14.3 million project of the Seattle non-profit Solid Ground received $5.5 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financing from NDC Corporate Equity Fund.
Located on the former Sand Point Naval Air Station, Brettler Family Place is part of an extraordinary community-building initiative to provide affordable housing, supportive services and community facilities in one of Seattle’s most beautiful areas, bordering Magnuson Park and overlooking Lake Washington. To date, more than 30 families have moved into Brettler Family Place. Solid Ground plans to develop another 54 units, 20 for families and 34 for single men and women, including veteran, seniors and people living with disabilities. When complete, the Sand Point Housing zone will comprise 200 units.
At the grand opening, the development’s community center was dedicated in honor of former Washington Governor Mike Lowry and his wife. Lowry was a principal sponsor of the McKinney-Vento Act, which provides federal funding for homeless services.
Brettler Family Place is named to honor the Brettler Family Foundation, from which it received generous support. Dan Brettler, CEO of CarToys, is co-founder of the Committee to End Homelessness King County.