Hillside site of two new housing projects

Two new multifamily housing developments will soon sprout up in Tacoma’s Hillside neighborhood – one of them built around a community centerpiece, Guadalupe Gardens.

To celebrate, Intercommunity Housing and partners will host a groundbreaking ceremony from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 9, at the City Association of Colored Women’s Club, Inc., at 2316 S. Yakima St.

Both residential developments, totaling $9.7 million, will serve families earning between $12,000 and $34,000 a year.

The nonprofit Intercommunity Housing has received partial funding through the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority.

A loan from the State of Washington’s Housing Trust Fund and a grant from the Sound Families Initiative, a program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also will help pay for the projects.

The multifamily housing units qualify for the city’s Multi-Family Tax Credit.

Intercommunity Housing’s latest developments feature the Eliza B. McCabe Townhomes, 41 rental units at South 23rd Street and Yakima Avenue; and Hillside Gardens, 26 apartments at South 17th and G streets surrounding the community’s Guadalupe Gardens.