Plus, in food news: Dough Zone slated for an 2017 opening in new CID building.

By Rosin Saez
January 9, 2016


Little Saigon—Big Victory In Affordable Housing News

The International Examiner reports that Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine have awarded approximately $7.4 million in all to fund affordable housing, a portion of this going to Little Saigon Housing. Little Saigon Housing will reside at 1253 South Jackson Street, where the six-story, mixed-used building will house residential, commercial, and office spaces. Sharon Lee, executive director of Low Income Housing Institute, told IE, “We hope that some of the small businesses being displaced by new large scale development elsewhere in Little Saigon could come here,” said Sharon Lee, executive director of Low Income Housing Institute. “The 70 affordable apartments would be marketed to the Vietnamese and API community and benefit families with children, seniors, couples and singles.”

Downtown—City Hosts Seattle United for Immigrant and Refugee Families


Residents across the country are nervous, to say the least, about the incoming U.S. president. Here in the greater Seattle area, that sentiment is shared by many permanent residents, immigrants, and refugees. Joomi Kim, executive director at the Korean Community Service Center in Edmonds, told Crosscut that right after the election they got a lot of calls, and “they’re nervous.” Enter the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, who on January 20—yes, fittingly on Inauguration Day wherein Donald Trump is sworn into office—will offer assistance with citizenship procurement, legal advice, and more. More details about attending (and volunteering!) can be found on the Facebook event page.

Chinatown-International District—Dough Zone Is Coming

The restaurant with currently four locations in Redmond and Bellevue, is finally heading to Seattle, specifically to the CID. Construction is booming throughout the city, and this historic neighborhood is no different, with a new mixed-use apartment complex opening this year. And Dough Zone is the first restaurant slated for the ground level space come later in 2017. You can peep more details on Seattle Met’s report.

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