FILIPINO COMMUNITY
VILLAGE

Designed by Rolluda Architects and being built by Beacon Development/Human Good, the Filipino Community Village is a first of its kind that will provide  affordable, low-income housing to seniors as well as an expanded science-technology-engineering-arts-math (STEAM) program to youth.  The Village will be an expansion of the current Filipino Community Center that was purchased in 1965 and renovated in 2008.

We are pioneering a model that integrates our culturally specific social service programs with housing for seniors, along with a safe learning environment and space for our youth. The Village will have 5 stories with 95 units of affordable housing for seniors, many of whom struggle with cultural isolation, loneliness, and are burdened with the increasing cost of housing. The Village will feature:

  • Updated staff office space
  • Computer room for residences
  • 34 parking spaces
  • Common areas for residences and their guests to socialize
  • Balcony-level garden
  • Multi-purpose community space for health screening, community meetings and childcare
  • Cultural heritage activities and classes for youth and families to learn and rediscover their language, music, arts and customs

 

With a dedicated 4,900 sq. ft. space, the Village will also house the Innovation Learning Center (ILC) a state-of-the-art computer laboratory that will be accessible to youth of Rainier Valley and beyond who are interested in robotics and STEAM programs. The ILC will be an inspirational and education center for youth, and will be open to EVERYONE needing access to computers and technical assistance.

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