Fall 2018 Newsletter

Message From Joel Millar

As the new President of Impact Capital, I am honored and privileged to work with the exceptional staff and supportive board as we navigate through this transition together. In my first few weeks, I have been thrilled to meet many extraordinary community development industry professionals who are as passionate as I am about affecting positive change in our world and improving the lives of others.

I look forward to continuing the great work that Impact Capital does in the Pacific Northwest, as well as developing new relationships and initiatives to enhance our already powerful impact within our community.

Thank You, Sinsinawa Dominicans

Image Credit: The Sinsinawa Dominicans

This summer, we gained a new funding partner: The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Their loan helps us provide community development financing for affordable housing and community facilities benefiting low- and moderate-income communities.

Groundbreaking and Awards

In June, Kulshan Community Land Trust, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County, broke ground on the Telegraph Road Townhomes in Bellingham. The homes will be built by Habitat for Humanity as well as the future homeowners, who will put in sweat equity by working to construct their respective houses. There will be eight townhomes built at a time, and the first group is expected to be completed in early 2019.
Image credit: Rachel Mokry


Then recently, TWO of our community partners’ projects were presented with the Puget Sound Regional Council Vision 2040 award:
The Low Income Housing Institute‘s mixed-use housing development conjoined with the University District Food BankThe Marion West.
Image Credit: Michael Walmsley
Downtown Emergency Service Center’s permanent supportive housing development in Rainier Valley, The Estelle.
Image Credit: Rachel Mokry

Housing Washington 2018

Finally, if you plan on attending Housing Washington (October 2-4), please come by our booth (#423) to say hello! We would love to see you and talk with you about working together to advance affordable housing/community facilities in your area.


Image Credit: Housing Washington