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HumanGood and HUD host Federal, state and local representatives at Philadelphia affordable housing check presentation

February 15, 2024—This week, three HumanGood affordable housing communities in Philadelphia were presented a check from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) totaling $26.48 million in grants from its Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP). The communities were the only ones in the Commonwealth that received funding under...

HumanGood and Beacon Development Group close on $57M in financing for Olive Plaza acquisition and redevelopment

February 6, 2024—HumanGood and Beacon Development Group are excited to announce the closing of $57M in acquisition and redevelopment financing to support Olive Plaza Apartments, a 150-apartment community for low-income seniors located in Eugene, OR. The acquisition and redevelopment activities will help preserve the HUD Section 8 subsidy and...

HumanGood affordable housing communities awarded $26.48M from HUD’s Green and Resilient Retrofit Program

January 9, 2024—Three HumanGood affordable housing communities in Philadelphia received a total of $26.48 million in grants under the first wave of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP). The GRRP assists HUD-supported multifamily properties to become more energy-efficient and...

Ethiopian Village wins Community Impact Award

November 15, 2023—HumanGood’s newest affordable housing community in Seattle, Ethiopian Village, has won the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) 2023 Judges’ Community Impact Award. According to NAIOP’s award website, the award recognizes a project that made a significant impact on the community in which it is located or...

Beacon Development Group Celebrates 25 Years in Affordable Housing

In October 2023, Beacon Development Group celebrates its 25th anniversary. Since its inception in 1998, Beacon Development Group has steadfastly sought to improve the lives of families and households facing housing insecurity across the West Coast. Beacon has contributed to the creation of nearly 7,000 units of affordable housing, owned by 44...

Seattle leaders and elected officials celebrate Ethiopian Village's grand opening

August 31, 2023—On August 18, HumanGood and Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for the opening of Ethiopian Village. As the newest HumanGood affordable housing community, Ethiopian Village is located in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Southeast Seattle and is open for residents 55 years and older. The new...

HumanGood provides clean, renewable energy for residents and communities

July 7, 2023 -- HumanGood has been making strides in our efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and costs for our properties and residents. Beacon Development Group, HumanGood’s development arm, has been installing solar panels on new affordable housing communities and rehabilitation projects using two solar technologies: solar photovoltaic, which...

Resident Profile: Alula Wassé at Ethiopian Village

June 22, 2023 -- Alula Wassé scanned his new apartment at Ethiopian Village to plan where to put his belongings, saying, “I have many books and many things. All kinds of papers.” A former History professor at the University of Washington and Shoreline Community College, 96-year-old Mr. Wassé is thrilled to be the first resident of the new 55+...

HumanGood team members give back to communities and neighborhoods in Day of Service

June 20, 2023 -- On June 19, HumanGood affordable housing team members celebrated Juneteenth, an important day in our nation’s history, by giving back to their communities. Participation in the Day of Service occurred across communities in Pennsylvania, California, Washington, and Oregon. There were a variety of volunteer opportunities including...

Castle Argyle wins in 60th Annual Gold Nugget Awards

May 19, 2023 – HumanGood affordable housing community Castle Argyle was recently announced as a winner in the 60th Annual Gold Nugget Awards 2023 Award of Merit list for Best Affordable 55+ Housing. According to the Gold Nugget Award website, Award of Merit winners are selected by a panel of top industry experts who reviewed nearly 650 entries...

Kendra Roberts selected as recipient of LeadingAge California’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader award

May 5, 2023 -- Kendra Roberts, vice president of Operations, has been selected as the recipient of LeadingAge California’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leader award. This award recognizes senior/management-level professionals who are advocating for DEI and driving the DEI conversation forward within their organization and the broader...

Philadelphia leaders and elected officials gather to celebrate the groundbreaking of Janney Apartments in Port Richmond neighborhood

March 8, 2023 – Today, HumanGood hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Janney Apartments, a new affordable housing community in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Port Richmond. The community will consist of 47 one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62 years and older, five of which will be reserved for homeless or formerly homeless individuals. Six...

HumanGood launches “Welcome Home” initiative

February 15, 2023 -- HumanGood’s affordable housing team is launching a “Welcome Home” initiative. The initiative seeks to help serve these most vulnerable seniors who lack any form of housing security by providing pathways to housing at our affordable housing communities. This initiative was formerly referred to as the “Homeless Initiative.”

Cupboards of Care Program expands to Shepherd’s Garden

February 15, 2023 -- HumanGood has received a grant from Everett Clinic Foundation that will expand the Cupboards of Care® program to Shepherd’s Garden located in Lynnwood, Washington. The assistance will provide food security for 11 residents in the affordable housing community. This comes at a necessary time as cuts in Supplemental Nutrition...

Brian Lloyd receives 2022 Board of Directors Award from Housing Development Consortium

January 26, 2023 -- Beacon Development Group Vice President Brian Lloyd was announced as the 2022 recipient of the Board of Directors Award by the Housing Development Consortium (HDC) of Seattle-King County. Brian was recognized for his leadership in the affordable housing sector and his committed service to the industry and HDC vision for nearly...

Charitable gift to establish a legacy for HumanGood affordable housing communities

January 19, 2023 -- Former American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) board member James Ella James has donated a major legacy gift to two affordable housing communities in the Northern California region. HumanGood communities Allen Temple Arms I & II are beneficiaries of the gift, which will inspire residents to engage in new programs and enhance...

HumanGood welcomes first resident move-in from the Homeless Preference Program for seniors

December 21, 2022 -- For the past four years, U.S. military veteran Morris Lester didn’t have a consistent place to call home, and being in his seventies put him in a particularly vulnerable situation. This fall, HumanGood was thrilled to welcome Morris to his new apartment home at Mountain Vistas I through the organization’s Homeless Preference...

Architect of Filipino Community Village wins 2022 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Award

December 20, 2022 -- Rolluda Architects and their recent Filipino Community Village project won second place in the Affordable Housing Architecture & Design Awards. The awards are annually hosted by Senior Housing News (SHN) and present 15 categories including Affordable Housing, Assisted Living, International, and Hospice. In 2019, Rolluda...

Financing secured for a new 47-unit affordable housing community in Philadelphia

December 15, 2022 -- HumanGood has secured financing for a new affordable housing community in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Janney Apartments will be a four-story building consisting of 47 one-bedroom units serving low-income seniors 62 years and older. 29 units will be supported by Project Based Vouchers available...

HumanGood’s Affordable Housing Special Needs Fund

December 13, 2022 -- In the holiday spirit of giving, HumanGood team members have once again demonstrated compassion and dedication. In 2022, team members donated a total of $5,586 to HumanGood’s Affordable Housing Special Needs Fund. The fund was initiated by Presby’s Inspired Life prior to its affiliation with HumanGood to support social...

Financing secured for new affordable housing community in Morgan Hill, CA

December 12, 2022 -- HumanGood in partnership with Sunnyvale Life, Inc. has secured financing for a new affordable housing community in Morgan Hill, CA. Morgan Hill Senior Housing will be a 3-story apartment building consisting of 83 large one-bedroom units serving low-income and special needs seniors.

Senior Assistance Fund of the Eastbay (SAFE) awards HumanGood a $125,000 grant

November 8, 2022 -- The Senior Assistance Fund of the Eastbay (SAFE) has awarded HumanGood a $125,000 grant to support the Compassionate Connections program at six HumanGood affordable housing communities in Northern California’s East Bay region. SAFE is a charitable trust that provides financial assistance to non-profits who provide services to...

HumanGood announces management of two Northern California affordable housing communities

November 8, 2022 -- HumanGood is the new management organization for two Oakland affordable housing communities: Irene Cooper Terrace and J.L. Richard Terrace, owned by the Evergreen Baptist Church in Oakland. These apartment buildings for residents 62 and older share the corner of E 12th Street and 2nd Avenue near beautiful Lake Merritt. The...

HumanGood celebrates the grand opening of Castle Argyle

November 2, 2022 -- HumanGood celebrated the grand opening of Castle Argyle, a 96-unit affordable housing community located in an iconic building on Argyle Avenue in Los Angeles. Castle Argyle was built in 1928, and originally housed movie stars such as Clark Gable, Howard Hughes, Ronald Reagan, and Cecil B. DeMille. Castle Argyle is one of...

HumanGood Affordable Housing partners with Pine Park Health

October 26, 2022 -- As HumanGood’s affordable housing presence continues to grow, so does the resident service programming. HumanGood is thrilled to announce that its partnership with Pine Park Health is expanding to Affordable Housing. Pine Park is a primary care facility that provides weekly medical services for enrolled residents. The...

Philadelphia leaders and elected officials gather to celebrate the grand opening of Makemie Court

October 10, 2022 – Today, HumanGood, in partnership with Inglis Housing Corporation (a division of Inglis), hosted the grand opening of Makemie Court, an affordable, accessible senior housing community in Yeadon, PA, designed with Smart Home technology to promote greater independence for older adults and people with disabilities. Makemie Court is...

HumanGood announces its management for 88-unit historic community

October 6, 2022 -- HumanGood has become the new management organization for Sojourner Truth Manor in North Oakland. The affordable housing community consists of 88 studio and one-bedroom apartments across three separate buildings and is fully subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Northaven West residents and team members celebrate grand opening

August 6, 2022 – Northaven West residents and team members celebrated the opening of their new community with a festive picnic and music by The West Seattle Band on August 6.

Filipino Community Village mural documentary film garners awards

Filipino Community Village, a HumanGood affordable housing community in Seattle, WA, includes a mural developed by the Filipino American artist Eliseo Art Silva. The mural embodies the collective aspirations of many generations of Filipino immigrants and their descendants to be accepted and included as equals in America.

HumanGood team members named winners of 2022 Industry Awards

HumanGood team members Brett Henery and Brandon Mendiola were announced as industry award winners during the Affordable Housing Management Association of Northern California and Hawaii (AHMA-NCH) Annual Conference.

HumanGood awarded $12 million for affordable housing from Department of the Treasury

August 3, 2022 -- HumanGood and Beacon Development Group are proud to be selected from a pool of 146 applications as the recipient of a 2021 Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Award, securing the highest award amount of $12 million. Together with HumanGood’s receipt of a $5 million 2020 CMF award, this brings a total of $17 million in funding for...

HumanGood launches new Affordable Housing website

July 5, 2022 -- HumanGood is pleased to announce the launch of our new website that will be a resource for seniors seeking affordable housing information. In addition to being a useful resource for seniors, the site will also be a digital home for partnerships and charitable giving programs.

Filipino Community Village Opens with Festive Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

June 9, 2022 – HumanGood celebrated the opening of Filipino Community Village, an affordable senior housing community, with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 95-unit residence for low-income seniors, located in South Seattle, WA, was developed in partnership with the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS), which for 80 years has been a...

Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments welcomes back residents to 104 newly-renovated units

April 13, 2022 -- The Board of Third Baptist Gardens, in partnership with HumanGood Affordable Housing, celebrated the completion of the extensive renovations of Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments (FD Haynes Apartments) at an event yesterday. FD Haynes Apartments is an affordable housing community in the historic Fillmore neighborhood of San...

HumanGood provides food assistance through Cupboards of Care® program

November 15, 2021 – HumanGood is continuing to provide food assistance to low-income seniors through its Cupboards of Care® program. Cupboards of Care helps residents in HumanGood affordable housing communities improve their food security while encouraging healthy eating habits. HumanGood currently operates 96 affordable housing communities for...

Judson Terrace Homes and Judson Lodge partner with Wilshire Health and Community Services

July 20, 2021 -- Judson Terrace Homes and Judson Lodge, HumanGood affordable housing communities in San Luis Obispo, CA, have partnered with Wilshire Health and Community Services to deliver in-residence medical care for our residents. Wilshire Health and Community Services is a mission-driven organization with deep roots and a “big heart” in San...

Judson Terrace Homes completes redevelopment project

May 19, 2021 -- Located in San Luis Obispo in Central California, Judson Terrace Homes is a HumanGood affordable housing community with 107 apartments. Originally built in 1971, the community was the first affordable housing community built by ABHOW and recently celebrated fifty years of service, providing seniors with a safe, secure place to call...

HumanGood receives grant for Casa de la Vista and Fern Lodge affordable housing communities

The First Baptist Church of Redlands (FBCR) has awarded HumanGood a $16,400 grant to support the Compassionate Connections programs at HumanGood’s Casa de la Vista and Fern Lodge affordable housing communities in Redlands, California. Compassionate Connections will provide residents with access to iPads and tablet computers to improve their access...

HumanGood secures financing for new affordable housing community

March 9, 2021 -- HumanGood in partnership with Inglis Housing Corporation (Inglis) has secured financing for a 44-unit affordable housing community in suburban Philadelphia. The site for the proposed Makemie Court community is adjacent to an existing HumanGood affordable housing community, Grace Court located in Yeadon, Pennsylvania. Makemie Court...

HumanGood awarded $5.25 million for affordable housing from Department of the Treasury

March 1, 2021 -- We are pleased to announce that HumanGood has received an award from the Capital Magnet Fund of $5.25 million to finance the development of affordable housing in California, Washington and Pennsylvania. The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) program supports financing for the preservation, rehabilitation, development or purchase of...

LeadingAge-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards HumanGood’s Linda Coleman

January 14, 2021 Linda Coleman, vice president of resident services for HumanGood affordable housing, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 LeadingAge-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) award for health equity. The award recognizes an individual or team who have worked successfully to ensure that older adults, no matter where they live or...

HumanGood Receives Grant from the Barton Foundation

August 18, 2020 -- The Barton Health Foundation, the philanthropic and community benefit arm of Barton Health, has awarded HumanGood a $10,000 grant to support the creation of a Compassionate Connections program at HumanGood’s Kelly Ridge and Tahoe Senior Plaza affordable housing communities in South Lake Tahoe, California. Compassionate...

William C. Arthur Terrace receives grant from United Way

July 29, 2020 -- William C. Arthur Terrace, our affordable housing community in Corona, California, has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from the Inland SoCal United Ways Coalition COVID-19 Relief Fund. The funds are being distributed by a partnership of United Ways in the Inland Southern California region.

HumanGood receives grant for healthy living program

July 14, 2020 HumanGood has received a generous grant from the Ben B. Cheney Foundation to support the Harbor View Manor Healthy Living Program. The $50,000 grant, which is payable over two years beginning in 2021, will support residents at Harbor View Manor, a HumanGood affordable housing community for low-income seniors in Tacoma, Washington.

Cupboards of Care program featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

June 19, 2020 -- The Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured Cupboards of Care in a news article highlighting how the program gives seniors access to healthier food options. Our HumanGood Foundation Vice President, Lynn Johnson-Porter, was featured in the story along with two residents in our affordable senior housing communities. Both residents...

Congresswoman Jackie Speier meets with Rotary Terrace residents

Rotary Terrace residents and team members hosted special guest Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) for a meeting and tour of our South San Francisco affordable housing community.

Rotary Terrace’s innovative design revitalizes South San Francisco community

Senior Housing News (SHN) recently featured Rotary Terrace in a news profile highlighting how our South San Francisco, Calif.-based affordable housing community has revitalized the local downtown area through innovative design.

Rotary Terrace receives Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards

Senior Housing News (SHN) named Rotary Terrace, our South San Francisco, Calif.-based affordable housing community, as the first-place winner of the sixth annual SHN Architecture & Design Awards for affordable housing communities.

Rotary Terrace receives the AIA Design for Aging Review merit award

The American Institute of Architects selected Rotary Terrace, our South San Francisco, Calif.-based affordable housing community, as the recipient of the Design for Aging Review merit award. The AIA’s Design for Aging Review award recognizes architectural designs and structures that demonstrate innovative and conscientious solutions to improve the...

HumanGood affordable housing, Filipino Community of Seattle break ground on a new Seattle-based community

Kendra Roberts named to NIC Future Leaders Council

The National Investment Center (NIC) recently announced the newest members of its Future Leaders Council (FLC). We are happy to announce that Kendra Roberts, vice president of operations, affordable housing northern region, will be among the 24 professionals from the senior living, care and finance industries selected for FLC’s Class of 2022.

HumanGood affordable housing hosts second symposium on ending homelessness among seniors

Rotary Terrace residents, team members celebrate grand opening

Rotary Terrace residents and team members hosted a special grand opening celebration of their newly developed community on May 3.

Canterbury Village residents host a special guest

Canterbury Village residents and team members hosted special guest Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) for a tour and town hall meeting. Residents got a chance to share their concerns on a host of topics including affordable housing for seniors, Medicare and Social Security.

Mount Rubidoux Manor residents and team members celebrate re-opening

LeadingAge California recognizes Ancel Romero as Grassroots Advocate of the Year

Ancel Romero, president of HumanGood affordable housing, has been named the Grassroots Advocate of the Year by LeadingAge California.

Local artist brings life to Seattle home office

The Seattle home office got a bit brighter thanks to the creativity of local artist Erin Shigaki.

Life’s Garden residents, team celebrate grand re-opening

Life’s Garden residents, team members and special guests celebrated the grand re-opening of the newly renovated affordable housing community in Sunnyvale, California.

Rotary Terrace officially opens its doors

HumanGood Affordable Housing officially opened the newly developed Rotary Terrace on Jan. 5.

HumanGood affordable housing hosts symposium on ending homelessness among seniors

HumanGood affordable housing hosted Los Angeles County-based policy makers and homeless advocates for its first symposium addressing the challenges of delivering affordable housing and services that meet the needs of low-income older adults.

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Beacon Development Group announces new development projects

Beacon Development Group, a subsidiary of HumanGood, recently announced the financial closing and groundbreaking of two new affordable housing projects in the state of Washington. Beacon Development is serving as a development consultant to the sponsors of both projects—HopeWorks Station II and the Colby Avenue Youth Center.

Sun Tower celebrates grand re-opening

Sun Tower residents, team members and special guests celebrated the grand re-opening of the newly renovated affordable housing community in Yakima, Washington.

HumanGood, South San Francisco Rotary Club break ground on Rotary Miller Avenue

Affordable Housing Finance magazine spotlights Plaza Roberto Maestas