A social services organization is beginning to raise funds to construct a housing facility for armed service veterans on East Spring between 13th and 14th Avenues.
Catholic Community Services, formerly known as the Archdiocesan Housing Authority, is planning the 18 units of “transitional” housing for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for a 7,200 square foot lot on East Spring. CCS purchased the lot in 2002 from Seattle University for just over $320,000, according to King County records. A daycare has been operating at the location.
In the wake of November’s hatchet murder on the corner of 15th and Union, social services that drew both the attacker and the victim to the neighborhood are a point of concern. “I respect the neighbors’ concern. That was a really horrific incident,” said Dan Wise, program director for CCS. “The Vet Administration is really trying to put a lot of services in place for these people,” she said.