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About 13th & Fir

In 2018, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) and Community Roots Housing (CRH) submitted and won a joint bid to Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to develop a mixed-use affordable housing project on a lot that previously served as the site for the King County Archives. Providing synergy to the demographic of families and communities served by 13th & Fir's family-sized units, Denise Louie Education Center is building a facility on the ground floor of the building that will provide childcare and early learning services to the area.

The building is projected to complete and open in spring of 2023. Pre-leasing for units at 13th & Fir began on February 1, 2023.

About SCIDpda

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
Property Manager, Co-owner, Co-developer

SCIDpda is a community development organization whose mission is to preserve, promote, and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood. Formed by the community in 1975, SCIDpda works to revitalize and preserve the neighborhood by providing services in three primary areas: affordable housing and commercial property management, community economic development and community engagement, and real estate development. SCIDpda has 45-plus years of experience in increasing neighborhood sustainability through innovative programs and projects that balance development and preservation. Learn more at

About Our Development Partners

Community Roots Housing
Co-owner, Co-developer

Everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home. At Community Roots Housing, this truth drives our work. By embracing community-led development and engaging in deep-rooted partnerships, we’re fostering vibrant, equitable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable and welcoming homes. Today, with nearly 50 apartment buildings – over 2,000 residents – we continue our commitment to build community with and for people. Learn more at

Denise Louie Education Center

Early Learning & Childcare

Denise Louie Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides high-quality early learning infant and toddler care, preschool and family support services for vulnerable children and families in King County.  Since 1978, DLEC has served over 15,000 children and continues to empower children and families to reach their full potential so they can advocate for themselves, the community, and the world, even beyond the first 5 years. To learn more about Denise Louie Education Center, please visit

Our newest site at Yesler Terrace will open September 2023. We are enrolling now for the 2023-24 program year for infants, toddlers and preschoolers! Apply here!

Interested in working at our new Yesler Terrace site? Apply here!

Seattle Housing Authority
Landowner, Project Funder
The mission of the Seattle Housing Authority is to enhance the Seattle community by creating and sustaining decent, safe and affordable living environments that foster stability and self-sufficiency for people with low incomes. SHA provides long-term, low-income rental housing and rental assistance to more than 37,000 people in Seattle. SHA owns and operates approximately 8,500 units at nearly 400 sites throughout the city. SHA also administers more than 10,000 Housing Choice Vouchers, enabling low-income residents to receive rental assistance throughout the Seattle housing market. SHA, an independent public corporation established in 1939, is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, two of whom are SHA residents. More information is available at

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