Compass supportive housing project topped out

Supportive housing project topped out

Compass Health on Monday topped out a building with 82 permanent supportive apartments for people experiencing homelessness or chronic behavioral health challenges at 3301 Lombard Ave. in downtown Everett.

Leaders and crews ceremonially placed the final structural beam in the $26 million five-story building, the first phase of the community behavioral health agency’s Broadway Campus Redevelopment project.

In a press release, the agency said the apartments will help relieve the critical need for housing that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The housing is ahead of schedule and slated to open in April. It will include units available to military veterans and people returning to the community from Western State Hospital. The apartments will double Compass Health’s housing in Snohomish County.

….  9.30.20 DJC Article

Compass Health breaking ground on $26M supportive housing project

Compass Health is expected to break ground today on the first of three phases to redevelop its Broadway campus in downtown Everett into permanent supportive housing. The redo is part of an effort to fight regional homelessness by combining housing with behavioral health care and integrated medical care.

The $26 million first phase includes a five-story, 47,000-square-foot building at Lombard Avenue and 33rd Street. It will have 82 housing units in four wood-frame floors for low-income individuals with chronic mental illness. There will be a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom units, with a recreation room, computer center and common laundry.

The ground floor will have over 10,000 square feet for mental health and homelessness programs, including peer support, homeless outreach and housing stabilization. Included will be services for Compass Health’s nonresidential clients and a meals program.

Compass says residents may include military veterans and individuals transitioning out of Western State Hospital. When it opens next year, the building will double Compass Health’s housing capacity in Snohomish County.

Funding is coming from Washington State Housing Trust Fund, Snohomish County Housing and Community Services, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, National Equity Fund, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Coastal Community Bank, Impact Capital, Washington Community Reinvestment Association, Key Bank, Housing Authority of Snohomish County, Premera Social Impact, private foundations and individual donors.

Here’s the project team: Lotus Development Partners (development manager), Environmental Works (architect), BNBuilders (general contractor), Harmsen (civil engineer), Swensen Say Faget (structural engineer), Sider & Byers (mechanical and electrical engineer) and Thomas Rengstorf (landscape design).

….  2.14.20 DJC Article

Compass Health has 3-phase plan to address homelessness

Compass Health has filed a proposed land-use application for its $26 million first phase to redevelop its Broadway Campus in downtown Everett. The three-phase project will provide permanent supportive housing, behavioral health care and integrated medical care in an effort to fight regional homelessness.

Compass also announced it has received $1.5 million from New York City-based Primary Care Development to support ongoing design and early development work to transform the look and function of the 3300 block of Broadway. Compass says the project will help individuals transition out of homelessness by providing low-barrier access to housing while they receive other services and support they need.

“Lawmakers, community and business leaders, and behavioral health providers agree that modernizing our state’s behavioral health system through community-based care is the most effective solution to address the complex issues of homelessness and behavioral health,” said Tom Sebastian, CEO of Compass Health in a news release. “We are working ahead of the curve to expand our capacity at a meaningful scale, enabling us to improve the lives of more people and support an efficient and effective regional response to these issues.”

5.14.19 DJC Article


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