Good Shepherd House

Located on the property of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in the Central District of Seattle, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) will operate this 7-story, 86-unit building as permanent supportive housing for both low-wage workers and for individuals experiencing homelessness. The site was formerly a Tiny Home Village and the project is one of the first to be permitted under the Affordable Housing on Religious Organization Property ordinance by the City of Seattle and it provides development bonuses for affordable housing on property owned by religious organizations. The ordinance allows for increased density, resulting in an increase from 65 to 86 units. One of the units is a three bedroom apartment with a separate entrance that is for the church’s pastor.

Wrap around services for residents are located on the first floor along with a residential community room, a common use deck for residents is on the roof. Sustainable and energy saving features include a solar array on the roof, increased air tightness with the envelope, and energy-efficient LED lighting.

  • Client

    Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd & LIHI
  • Status

    Completed 2024
  • Total SF

    47,901
  • Residential SF

    29,438
  • Residential Units

    86
  • Partners

    • Walsh Construction
    • Core Design
    • KPFF
    • Karen Kiest Landscape Architects
    • Quantum Consulting Engineers
    • O’Brien360