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Phinney Place



OVERVIEW: Phinney Place is an 8 bedroortl home built on the excess land that was part of the original Brierwood Group Home. A "cluster house" is a shared housing situation whereby each client is provided an individual bedroom, but shares common living room space, kitchen, and laundry facilities. The clients are provided service on-site, but this is not 24 hour supervised living. Daily contact is provided to clients that ranges from just check-in services to intensive case management depending on their needs.

CLIENT PROFILE: Clients are currently being referred to by the King County Mental Health Division under the agency Standardized Supportive Housing Contract. This service contract pays at a significantly higher rate than the regular payments for clients at our Jackson St. outpatient site. Community House has made this choice to serve this client base, but is not required. The regulatory agreement only states that clients are at or below 30% of median income.

LOCATION: 11021 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle, Wa. 98133

ACQUISTION/CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: In 1998 Community House purchased the Brierwood site from private owners under owner financing. In 1999 Community House submitted to City of Seattle and State of Washington application to take excess land on the Brierwood site and build an 8 bedroom "cluster house" on the excess land that was short-platted as its own parcel known as Phinney Place. Operations on the site began in 2002.

OPERATING SUBSIDIES: Phinney Place has a City of Seattle Operations and Maintenance Contract that as of 2013 is approximately $21K per year.

LOAN TERMS: Loan with City of Seattle of $316,051. No payments of principal/interest if used for low-income housing. Due 2041 with 5 year extensions thereafter.

GRANTS: Federal Home Loan grant of $39,960 that is forgivable after 15 year term ending January 2017 as long as project serves people below 50% median income. All clients at Phinney are at or below 30% median income by City of Seattle agreements.

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