Yesler Terrace http://kplu.org en 'It’s Not Going To Be The Same': How The Kids Of Yesler Terrace Feel About Leaving http://kplu.org/post/it-s-not-going-be-same-how-kids-yesler-terrace-feel-about-leaving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When 10-year-old Mohamed Mohamed thinks of </span>Yesler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Terrace, the word “community” comes to mind.</span></p><p>“It’s not one of those quiet neighborhoods where you’re staying at home playing video games or anything like that,” he said. “It’s somewhere where you can play outside and meet new people.”</p><p>Mohamed says he has lived in Yesler Terrace, Seattle’s oldest housing project, his whole life.</p><p>“It’s very sad they’re changing it into like houses that have elevators,” he said. “It’s not going to be the same; it’s not going to be low-income anymore. It’s just going to be sad.”</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:50:05 +0000 Alison Marcotte 17813 at http://kplu.org 'It’s Not Going To Be The Same': How The Kids Of Yesler Terrace Feel About Leaving Seattle Housing Authority Begins Long-Awaited Yesler Project http://kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-authority-begins-long-awaited-yesler-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The long-awaited redevelopment of Seattle’s oldest public housing complex is finally underway.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle Housing Authority had hoped to break ground on Yesler Terrace months ago, but tighter scrutiny by funders in this post-recession world delayed the project, says Seattle Housing Authority's Director of Development&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stephanie Van Dyke.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:14:28 +0000 Ashley Gross 9899 at http://kplu.org Seattle Housing Authority Begins Long-Awaited Yesler Project Poor economy leaves more people in Seattle struggling to find housing http://kplu.org/post/poor-economy-leaves-more-people-seattle-struggling-find-housing <p>Seattle’s oldest public housing project, Yesler Terrace, is headed for a massive redevelopment, and that means years of upheaval for its 1,200 residents. At least they’re guaranteed some kind of housing. Others are not so lucky. The poor economy has made a chronic shortage of subsidized housing in Seattle even worse.</p><p>Diane Rivers is one of the people who's been trying for years to find a permanent home that she can afford.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:35:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 6224 at http://kplu.org Poor economy leaves more people in Seattle struggling to find housing Yesler Terrace approved; How well do Seattle's mixed-income communities work? http://kplu.org/post/yesler-terrace-approved-how-well-do-seattles-mixed-income-communities-work <p><strong>Update:</strong> The Seattle City Council unanimously approved the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.</p><blockquote><p>“By building a mixed-use community at Yesler Terrace we can improve the quality of life for very low income families and create new affordable housing opportunities,” said Mayor Mike McGinn in a press release.&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:00:44 +0000 Ashley Gross 6190 at http://kplu.org Yesler Terrace approved; How well do Seattle's mixed-income communities work? New mini-city to rise on site of Yesler Terrace housing project? http://kplu.org/post/new-mini-city-rise-site-yesler-terrace-housing-project <p>Big changes are likely in store for <a href="http://seattle.gov/council/issues/yesler_terrace.htm">Seattle&rsquo;s oldest public housing project</a>. A total overhaul of Yesler Terrace, just up the hill from downtown, will create a mini-city of high-rise apartments and an office tower. The Seattle city council on Wednesday is holding <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D100505715">its last public hearing</a> on the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:42:08 +0000 Ashley Gross 5928 at http://kplu.org New mini-city to rise on site of Yesler Terrace housing project?