Ethiopian Village

In response to gentrification and the growing cost of living in South Seattle, ECS has broken ground on a new, 90-unit, low-cost housing project for seniors. Thanks to a grant from the Office of Housing and other public and private funds, ECS is creating a facility that promotes healthy, dignified aging in a central, affordable location. Residents will be able to participate in ECS healthy living programs in a location that promotes community, reduces isolation and makes social services easy to access.

Seniors have been closely involved in the design of the building, which is located in the parking lot of the community center, to make sure that it meets their needs and reflects the Ethiopian culture.

Projects

The Ethiopian Village Project will provide the services below.

A Renovated and Expanded Space to provide

Click on the link below to find out more about the community center expansion and renovation

90 units of Affordable Housing to Seniors which will include

Click on the link below to find out more about the residential units

Project Timeline

CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED in August of 2021 and is expected to be completed in March of 2023. As we reach this important milestone, we would like to thank all community members and stakeholders for the relentless effort to change what seemed to be a dream to reality!

For current updates and pictures please visit our Facebook Page, Ethiopian Community in Seattle or visit this page regularly.

For more information contact: tsegad@ecseattle.org

Ethiopian Village Fundraising

 Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, ECS meets the physical, mental, and emotional needs of its community through its many programs and services, and now through Ethiopian Village, where seniors can live in dignity and community.

Join us today by making a donation!

Donation/Sponsorship opportunities

ECS provides a wide range of assistance to members and business owners in the community, including:

Start-up and management education

ECS organizes workshops about small business ownership and what to consider before starting a new business.

Job placement

Workshops are held about how to find employment with the City of Seattle.

Grants and financial assistance

ECS shares information about how to access small business loans and relief funds, including COVID debt relief programs

Administrative support

Members of ECS help small business owners fill out forms and provide translation services as needed.

Funds raised to-date for this project

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.

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