• After the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake, we helped plan Compass Housing Alliance's rebuilding process resulting in expanded services and upgraded headquarters.
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77 South Washington

77 S Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104

When the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake destroyed Compass Center's shelter and headquarters, they came to Common Ground to help them respond to the crisis. The rebuilding of their historic 77 South Washington building and the construction of an additional facility enabled Compass Center to not only recover from the crisis, but to expand their services to Seattle's homeless citizens.

Project Sponsor

Compass Housing Alliance (formerly Compass Center)

Communities Served
  • Low-income and formerly homeless adults
Number and Types of Units 102 units of transitional and permanent housing, a hygiene center, supportive service space, and organizational headquarters
Cost $15.8 million
Funding Sources
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Community Services Facilities Campaign
  • Washington State Housing Trust Fund
  • New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC)
  • Capital Campaign
  • Historic Tax Credit
  • Section 108 Loan
  • Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)
  • Seattle Housing Levy
Project Team Architect: SMR Architects
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Opening Date October 2005


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