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Celebrate 35 years with Capitol Hill Housing picnic at site where it all began

It should be in the 70s and clear by the time Capitol Hill Housing’s 35th anniversary picnic gets underway Tuesday night. The community is invited to come to the celebration on the closed-off E Harrison at 15th Ave E near where CHH first had its headquarters when it was created back in 1976.

Capitol Hill Housing’s 35th Anniversary Picnic  
August 23, 2011 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
At E. Harrison Street and 15th Avenue E  on Capitol Hill 
Celebrate with food and drinks, music, entertainment, and special guests.Anyone with any connection to CHH is welcome–current and past staff, board members, residents, volunteers, neighbors, and friends.

To mark the anniversary, the non-profit housing developer has been compiling old photos of its projects and residents here in its 35th Anniversary Flickr pool.

In the ’70s, CHH grew out of an efforts of local residents and the community council to help save housing in the area that was rapidly deteriorating by creating loan programs, homesharing for seniors and a tool bank. By the ’80s, CHH had grown into a non-profit developer focused on preservation and mutlifamily housing. Today, it creates multi-million dollar projects and manages properties across the city on a $7 million annual budget. Its newest work will be the $38 million 12th Ave Arts project that will replace the East Precinct parking lot near 12th and Pine.  

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