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   One of the first families to live at Brettler Family Place (photo by Arthur Shwab)

 Photo by Arthur Shwab

"New housing at Sand Point fits right into the goals of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. It's fantastic to see Solid Ground doing more to help our community end homelessness!"

~ Dan Brettler, Car Toys CEO &
Committee to End Homelessness
in King County Co-Chair

Building a great place to live for people who need a home

Solid Ground is building 106 new housing units at Sand Point for formerly homeless people – helping fulfill Seattle’s ongoing vision to reuse the Sand Point Naval Station. Combined with the 94 existing transitional housing units in renovated Navy buildings, there will be a total of 200 housing units at Sand Point by the project's end.

We broke ground on April 15, 2010 and completed Brettler Family Place and the Lowry Community Center in early 2011. Brettler Family Place concludes Stage 1 of our Capital Campaign, ending homelessness for 51 families. Stage 2, slated for completion by fall 2013, creates 20 additional housing units for families, as well as 34 units for single men and women, including veterans, seniors and people living with disabilities.

The 106 new units will provide permanent housing and support services for hardworking families and individuals overcoming homelessness.

Did you know...

The One Night Count conducted in King County this past January 2012 estimates that over 8,800 people are without a place to call home each night. This represents a 3% increase from last year. Creating new housing and support services at Sand Point is one way Solid Ground is working to address this harsh reality. 

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Sand Point Housing Programs Brochure
This brochure describes the specific services for homeless families Solid Ground currently provides at Sand Point – including Sand Point Family Housing, Santos Place, Friends of Youth New Ground, YouthCare Passages and YouthCare Pathways.

Also, click here to check out the
Sand Point Housing webpage.


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Sand Point Housing is located in Magnuson Park on Lake Washington at 6940 62nd Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

Directions to Sand Point Community Housing's
Lowry Community Center

From I-5 NORTH or SOUTH:

  • Take the NE 45th Street exit off of I-5, driving NORTH or SOUTH.
  • Drive EAST on NE 45th Street.
  • Turn LEFT onto NE 45th Street / Montlake Blvd. NE. Continue to follow NE 45th Street.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SAND POINT WAY NE.
  • At NE 65th Street, turn RIGHT into Magnuson Park.
  • Take the first LEFT onto 62nd Avenue NE.
  • Park in the first parking lot you come to on the RIGHT.
  • Walk down the center stairs between the two Brettler Family Place buildings to the Lowry Community Center.

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Contact:      Humberto Alvarez, Housing Department Director
Phone:        206.694.6752
FAX:           206.694.6777

Mailing        1501 N 45th Street
Address:     Seattle, WA 98103-6708        

Physical     Sand Point Housing
Address:     6940 62nd Ave NE
                  Seattle, WA 98115













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