About the ACLT Community Home

Located on 16th and Yesler, the Africatown Community Home is a low barrier enhanced shelter for men and male-identifying, unsheltered neighbors. Once a senior center managed by the Japanese community, the 76,000 square foot building offers 150 beds in beautifully decorated shared rooms in walking distance from public transportation, medical services, and community resources.  Amenities include a state of the art kitchen, balcony for gardening and relaxing, barber shop, activity room, dining hall,  music room, resident computer lab, laundry room, community showers, a parking garage, and a beautiful view of the city.  The facility has 24 hour security and is ADA compliant. 

The Africatown Community Home will be opening Monday November 29, 2021.  

For more information contact ________ at _______ or email ______.

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Amenities

  • state of the art kitchen
  •  balcony for gardening and relaxing
  •  barber shop
  •  activity room
  • dining hall
  •  music room,
  •  resident computer lab
  •  laundry room
  • community showers
  •  parking garage
  •  24 hour security
  • beautiful view of the city

Need Shelter or Resources?

For more information, referrals, and resources contact us at ________ or email us at __________

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Ways to Help

Wish List

We are seeking the  following new and gently used items:

  • towels
  • bedding
  • face cloths
  • hygiene products 
If you would like to purchase and donate supplies to the Home, check out our Amazon wish list.  All donations are tax deductible. 

History

 In 2021, community organizers successfully halted the development of a market-rate housing development and retail space at the former Keiro Senior Center on Yesler Ave. ACLT is opening the building as a community home and hub for those experiencing houselessness prior to redeveloping the site as permanent affordable housing.  After a predevelopment holding period during which we will repurpose the existing building as the Community Home the redevelopment of the block will create 300 additional units of affordable housing in the Central District. Similar to the Liberty Bank Building and Africatown Plaza, the units will be advertised with affirmative marketing towards the black community in and around Seattle. ACLT’s hope is that those who experience the negative effects of Seattle’s rapidly rising housing market and displacement have the opportunity to remain or return to the neighborhood.