Purpose & Values

Founded in 1976 as an outgrowth of community action, CHH currently owns and manages 47 buildings, providing safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Capitol Hill and nine other Seattle area neighborhoods. Capitol Hill Housing has functioned as the Community Development Corporation on Capitol Hill since its founding. We are committed to creating equitable and sustainable communities in central Seattle. In addition to housing, our community work focuses on sustainability, equity, culture and other efforts to strengthen our neighborhoods.


We believe in each person’s right to a safe, affordable, quality home.

We act with integrity in our lives and with passion for our work.

We cultivate a strong, diverse team that leads with its commitment to excellence and innovation.

We responsibly steward our properties and protect the environment.

We are caring and respectful of all residents, staff, community partners, and neighbors.

We honor diversity and integrate a wide range of perspectives into our work.

Read about our mission and vision.

"Capitol Hill Housing is a trusted partner and leader in Seattle." -M.A. Leonard, Vice President, Pacific Northwest Market, Enterprise Community Partners