The City of Yakima has a housing challenge as does America, but our community is coming together to address this issue and improving our quality of life for all. The time has come to face the issues of homelessness with humanity and compassion and to support options for housing.
Justice Housing Yakima is a nonprofit organization established in 2016 to address the issues of homelessness in Yakima County through developing affordable, sustainable permanent housing. The board is made up of individuals who believe every person needs a home, deserves dignity and respect and a safe and healthy community to live in. To this end, JHY seeks to be a part of the solution by working with the community to provide affordable housing.
Justice Housing Yakima is working on its first project which will create 30 small cottages providing up to 50 residents with permanent affordable housing within the Yakima City limits. The project, Cottage Hill Village, will be a gated community that will have the following:
- Thirty fully equipped small cottages (200-250 sq. ft.) with a bed, shower, kitchenette, storage
- and living space for singles or couples
- A community center that will have a community room with a kitchen, office, class/meeting
- rooms for service providers and laundry facilities
- Gated development with onsite staffing, video security and secured at night for resident safety
- Open green spaces for gardens, pets and outdoor activities
- Resident council and opportunities for resident mentoring
There is a lot more that this unique housing will offer its residents, the neighborhood and the community and we encourage you to visit our website at www.justicehousing.org or Facebook page at Justice Housing Yakima to learn more.
Phase I of the Cottage Hill Village project is to raise $400,000 to complete the purchase of property that Justice Housing Yakima has secured within the City of Yakima. To accomplish this, we need additional financial support from community members and housing advocates like you. Once the land is purchased we can start moving onto Phase II, which will be to secure state and local funding to build the Village.