Plymouth Housing announced last week it has completed its PROOF campaign, with $59.1 million raised to build homes and provide critical support services for Plymouth residents into the future.

The campaign will include building 600 apartments for homeless residents by 2023; provide an endowment to support Plymouth’s resident services; and build a fund to maintain and preserve five historic buildings in Seattle’s downtown core that provide hundreds of apartments for low-income and formerly homeless individuals, according to a press release.

Six development projects with 600 apartments are currently underway. The Bob & Marcia Almquist Place in the Little Saigon neighborhood of the Chinatown-International District opened in April with with 102 fully furnished units.

The Second and Mercer project in Queen Anne broke ground in January in partnership with Path With Art and made possible by the City of Seattle’s award of public land. Once complete, the project will provide 91 permanent housing apartments for adults who have experienced homelessness, most of whom have stabilized in housing, according to the press release. It will feature a ground floor space for Path with Art

This fall, the first affordable high rise in Seattle in more than 50 years will break ground in First Hill. The Madison/Boylston project, which was made possible by a $0 land transfer from Sound Transit, is a joint development with Bellwether Housing and features 111 studio apartments for seniors experiencing chronic homelessness and 253 apartments operated by Bellwether for low-wage workers and other lower income people. In addition, a partnership with St. Francis House to redevelop its current location on 12th Avenue, with 100 studio apartments above their new space, will also break ground this winter. The fifth building, constructed in partnership with Inland Group, will be situated in Ballard and was recently funded by the City of Seattle Office of Housing. The sixth building, also aiming to serve those experiencing homelessness, is in early development with partner Congregations for the Homeless.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve with the PROOF campaign,” Plymouth Housing Board President Jane Zalutsky said in the press release. “Six buildings in four years that will bring 600 people out of homelessness is an achievement our city can be proud of. Going forward, our focus will be on strengthening and maintaining the core foundation of our mission: to preserve, develop and operate safe, quality, supportive housing serving those who need it most.”

Plymouth Housing will host a virtual Key to Hope Week, Sept. 25 through Oct. 2, 2020. This virtual event will give supporters the opportunity to learn about Plymouth’s mission and Plymouth Housing residents. Suggested donation is $150. For more information, go to plymouthhousing.org/key-to-hope/.