• We assisted Compass Housing Alliance in the development of 80 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless adults.
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Nyer Urness House

1753 NW 56th St.
Seattle, WA 98107

In the Lutheran tradition of caring through serving, Compass Housing Alliance offers unique services and structured programs that promote the dignity of each person and leads individuals from homelessness to independence and healthy community life. To follow through with their mission, they’ve partnered with Common Ground for this project that will house formerly homeless adults in the heart of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

Project Sponsor

Compass Housing Alliance

Communities Served
  • Low-income and formerly homeless adults
Number and Types of Units 80 studio units for formerly homeless adults
Cost $15.7 million
Funding Sources
  • City of Seattle Funds
  • State of Washington Housing Trust
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) 9%
  • King County Funds
  • Impact Capital
Project Team Architect: Weinstein A/U
General Contractor: Walsh Construction
Green Building Features Infill site in a pedestrian neighborhood close to all services, shopping, transportation.
Green roof
Energy Star appliances
Radiant heating with high-efficiency boiler
Boiler for all hot water needs
Hard surface flooring in all but the office spaces
Opening Date April 2013


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