Penni and her daughter are some of the first residents to move into Brettler Family Place at Sand Point Housing. During her first year there, she also contributed a year of service with Solid Ground's Washington Reading Corps of King County.
At Brettler, Penni and her daughter have found a true community where they can continue to work toward their personal goals while making friends and working to undo racism. Read her story (pages 2 & 3).
At the Brettler Family Place Grand Opening on Thursday, 4/7/11, Joy Sparks had 150 guests and residents tearing up with her powerful and moving speech about what living at Brettler Family Place means to her and her family.
With about one month of residency at the time, Joy spoke as an “elder” in our new community here. She spoke with wisdom about the journey she has undertaken and the value of safe, affordable
Kelly and her daughter (also Kelly!) lived for about a year in transitional housing at Sand Point. When we spoke with her in December, she was applying for work and did not yet know that her application to Brettler Family Place would be approved.
Kelly now has a job, and she and her daughter became the very first residents to move into the new housing at Brettler Family Place! Read their story (pages 2 & 3).
Jackie and her two children found permanent housing and much greater stability during a one-year stay in Sand Point Family Housing.
Read about their journey (pages 2 & 3) – and get some updates as of January 2010 on the On Solid Ground at Sand Point Capital Campaign.
After getting his life back on track while living at Sand Point's Santos Place, Peter now maintains permanent housing and has been described as a "community volunteer extraordinaire."
In addition to being an active member of Solid Ground's Advisory Council and the Statewide Poverty Action Network's Board of Directors, he's deeply involved in several community groups, including the Santos Place Executive Committee.
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.
Contact: Humberto Alvarez, Housing Department Director
Mailing 1501 N 45th Street
Address: Seattle, WA 98103-6708
Physical Sand Point Housing
Address: 6940 62nd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115