Providence Acquires Seattle Affordable Housing Program

June 21, 2021 Timothy Zaricznyj, Ed.D.

Cal Anderson House Street View

Seattle, Wash. ‒ Providence Health & Services acquired Cal Anderson House Apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle on Thurs., July 1, 2021. Cal Anderson House features 23 one-bedroom supportive housing units for people with disabilities. The project was originally built in 1995 with capital and subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Seattle also contributed to construction of the project. Cal Anderson House represents the eighth Providence Supportive Housing program in King County, Washington and the 17th in the Providence Supportive Housing portfolio.

“Providence approved this addition to our portfolio because the intention, mission and core values associated with Cal Anderson House align with our own,” said Tim Zaricznyj, Executive Director, Providence Supportive Housing. “Providence has a long and successful track record of owning and operating HUD properties including refinancing and rehabilitating those properties to ensure they remain in service to the community for decades to come.”

Jennifer Bachhuber, Director of Operations for Providence Supportive Housing, will add the Cal Anderson House operations to her existing scope of responsibility. "I am excited by this opportunity to grow our Providence Supportive Housing operations and help ease the way of this new (to us) residential community. There is much to do and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work,” said Bachhuber.

About Providence Supportive Housing

Providence Supportive Housing is comprised of 17 housing programs providing a total of 804 units of permanent affordable housing with service coordination for the elderly and people with disabilities in Washington, Oregon, and California.

About Providence

Providence is a not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 52 hospitals, nearly 1,000 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ and nearly 121,000 caregivers serving communities across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, with system offices in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif. Learn about our vision of health for a better world at Providence.org.

About the Author

Timothy Zaricznyj, Ed.D.

Timothy Zaricznyj, Ed.D., is director of housing for Providence St. Joseph Health. He leads 16 affordable housing programs in Washington, Oregon and California. Zaricznyj holds a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco for which he published the dissertation “Righting Home, A Critical Hermeneutic Study of Home, Homelessness and the Spaces In Between.”

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