You’re in the right place – this newsletter is the best way to get information on Pride Place news and updates, including when to apply for residency and how to prep for your application. You can also keep up with Pride Place updates in real-time at

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Welcome to our first Pride Place Newsletter!

You’re in the right place – this newsletter is the best way to get information on Pride Place news and updates, including when to apply for residency and how to prep for your application.

You can also keep up with Pride Place at

In this newsletter, you’ll find the following sections:

  • Pride Place Intro
  • Update on building construction, including videos.
  • A chance to tour the construction site in person.
  • Raising funds for Pride Place, by and for community.
  • Celebrating Pillars of Pride
  • Frequently Asked Questions and general information.

GenPride and Community Roots Housing are building Seattle’s first affordable housing project designed to be an affirming environment for LGBTQIA+ seniors. The project will provide 118 apartments, with a mix of studios and 1-bedroom units – as well as a community and health services center.

GenPride will be the ground-floor anchor tenant at Pride Place. We have exciting plans to provide specialized programs and services to both the residents and others throughout King County. The multi-use community gathering space will serve meals, educational and fitness programs, and plenty of recreational events throughout the year including a health center onsite that will offer sensitive specialized services.

Funds raised through the Pride Place campaign will support the construction of a brand-new community and health services center as well as a transitional fund to prepare the center for the future. This will be a welcoming place to gather, and it will be the first permanent home for GenPride’s community programs.


Update on Building Construction

After a lengthy hiatus, the concrete strike has resolved, and we are excited to be moving forward with construction again. 

As a result of the length of time that construction was not taking place, our new projected opening date is Fall 2023.

Find out more information on construction updates from Community Roots Housing and GenPride in the video below and by visiting


Senior Housing Affinity Group: Pride Place Presentation

Mason Cavell with Community Roots Housing and Steven Knipp with GenPride present to members of HDC’s Senior Housing Affinity Group on the Pride Place building, including information on the building itself, design considerations for an elderly population, and the unique partnership that will provide invaluable services for an LGBTQIA+ affirming community.

Take part in the progress of construction by watching our monthly update videos below.


Pride Place July 2022

Pride Place June 2022

Pride Place May 2022

Pride Place Nov 2021 fly-by

Groundbreaking Event Highlights


Progress on Pride Place

GenPride has wrapped up several weeks of birds-eye view tours of the construction at Pride Place. The tours yielded a number of great conversations. The construction progress videos will be available on our Facebook and Instagram, as well as the Pride Place updates web page.


Building Pride Place, by and for community!

By supporting GenPride’s campaign, you can bring our community one step closer to having a place we can be our whole selves and celebrate our values, our history, and our pride.

Become a GenPride Community Ambassador and share this with friends and organizations that are looking to support this campaign.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our inaugural Pillars of Pride a success! 

On May 15th, GenPride held our first annual Pillars of Pride event, timed to coincide with the 2022 National Honor our LGBTQ Elders Day. Pillars of Pride was both a chance to honor elders from our community and a fundraiser for Pride Place. GenPride worked with partner organizations to nominate 12 elders who have made incredible contributions to our community, and the rights we enjoy today. 

With entertainment from the Seattle Men & Women’s Chorus group the SuperTonics, a keynote address by George Dicks, and the extraordinary Aleksa Manila as the emcee, the 150+ guests were treated to a special afternoon.

At Pillars of Pride we were able to raise over $50,000 for Pride Place! We are humbled by the generous support.

You can see more pictures from the event here: Pillars of Pride 2022. We also encourage you to read more about our incredible honorees and their nominating organizations: 

Aaliyah Messiah – nominated by POCAAN 

Arnaldo Inocentes – nominated by Pride ASIA 

Bill Thieleman – nominated by Seattle Choruses 

Breanna Anderson – nominated by Ingersoll Gender Center 

Domenico Minotti – nominated by Gay City 

Jorge Aguirre – nominated by Entre Hermanos 

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen – nominated by GenPride 

Louise Chernin – nominated by GSBA 

Lynda Greene – nominated by SouthEast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC

Malie “Tiare” Chanel – nominated by UTOPIA 

Martha Zuniga – nominated by Entre Hermanos 

Peter Shalit – nominated by GenPride 

If you were unable to join us, we hope to see you next year! We have video of the event available, including inspiring speeches from our honorees: 

Pillars of Pride Honoring Elder LGBTQIA+

Pillars of Pride Donor Presentation

We would like to thank everyone who came together to make this such an extraordinary day, you are our community and it shows!


Frequently Asked Questions and General Information for Pride Place:

Looking for housing that is available now?

Find available apartments on with our partner Community Roots Housing on their website:

  • Location: 1519 Broadway Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 
  • Informational sessions will begin in spring 2023; applications will open in summer 2023
  • 118 units 
  • 90 studios and 28 one-bedrooms
  •  Rents will be affordable to households earning 30% to 60% of the Area Median Income
  • All units are ADA accessible, and 20 units will have additional access for wheelchairs (lower kitchen counters, shower roll-in, and larger doorways
  • GenPride will operate a 4,400 sq ft community & health services center on the ground floor in partnership with several other LGBTQ-focused providers 
  • There will also be 3,800 sq ft of retail space on street level
  • Parking: There will not be any resident parking.
  • How do I calculate my AMI (Area Median Income)?

Are all residents age-restricted (55+) or does just one resident need to be 55+ per unit? 

Only one applicant needs to be 55+ 

Are there any restrictions on pets (breeds, number of pets, etc.)? 

We do not have any breed restrictions, but there is a 2 pet per household limit

Do we know the square footage for units yet? Is there a sq. footage range for each 1 bedroom/studio?

The average square footage for studios is 350, and one-bedrooms is 500

Why is there no parking? Is it true it was because of the light rail tunnel below the building? 

There is no parking because this is a transit-oriented development (TOD), and the Office of Housing (an integral part of the financing for this project) doesn’t allow for parking in TOD affordable housing projects. 

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