Give BIG Day is May 10, 2017 ! We invite you to go to our Give BIG profile page, https://www.givebigseattle.org/UCHA, anytime between April 27 and May 10 to help support us during Seattle's Give BIG event.
Our recent Fundraiser at the Seattle Yacht Club raised over $75,000. Very successful! Rex Holhbein from Facing Homelessness gave an eloquent and heart tugging talk on the men, women, and kids he meets and greets on Seattle's streets.
On President's Day weekend UCHA volunteers built and furnished a tiny house at a Magnuson Park hanger under the guidance of Walt Puckett. Our tiny house was moved to Seattle's new homeless encampment on Aurora Ave. in April 2017 and is now occupied.
The University Congregational Housing Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 1983 by members of and acting as a mission outreach for University Congregational United Church of Christ. Our purpose is to provide and assist others in providing housing for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and families. In the years since our formation, we built a 16-unit apartment building in the University District, lease a three-bedroom home for adults living with mental illness, were gifted a 6-unit apartment building on Capital Hill, purchased a six-bedroom home for aging-out foster youth, and most recently, purchased a house in West Seattle for formerly homeless adults in treatment at Transitional Resources, a mental health agency. We have a 30-year track record as a developer, landlord and property manager.
UCHA is an entirely volunteer-run organization, dependent upon public funds, fundraising, grants and donations to finance its projects. With each project the organization identifies local housing needs and then builds a budget and raises funds to enable the members to address those needs through gifts and hands-on actions.
We need new members and we need your help in many ways.
We are VERY close to retiring our mortgage in 2017 after only three years.Your donations are welcome!
Want to contribute your time? Join us! We meet once a month on the 2nd Monday at 7PM at University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave NE.
We also need help with web design, grant writing, graphic design, and more! See our list of needs and let us know how you'd like to get involved.