First A.M.E. Housing Association is committed to building strong communities for seniors and families who deserve access to beautiful, safe, and affordable housing. As part of our commitment, the FAME Housing Association provides affordable housing to low-income individuals, families, and senior citizens in Seattle's historic Central District.
We are the proud owners of 98 units at the Bryant Manor, Texada, and Imperial Apartments. Our properties are designed to provide our residents with a community atmosphere and an affordable, clean, welcoming environment.
In October of 1967, Rev. John H. Adams, pastor of First A.M.E. Church of Seattle, gathered several dedicated church members to form a housing corporation. At this organizing meeting, Rev. Adams stated that several H.U.D. Insured rehabilitation projects were planned for the area and were to be owned and sponsored by non-profit groups. He encouraged the group to go after these opportunities stating that "we should organize quickly to take advantage of these opportunities when they arise."
In June of 1969, the First A.M.E. Housing Church Corporation (First A.M.E. Housing Association) was formed to take advantage of the new opportunities to own and sponsor projects. The original incorporators were members of the First A.M.E. Church of Seattle.
To provide a healthy housing environment for low- and moderate-income Black/African Americans and other people of color.
To house low- and middle-income Black/African Americans and other people of color where:
First A.M.E. Housing Association board members are passionate about affordable housing. We are a governance board, which means we are responsible for setting a vision for First A.M.E. Housing Association and ensuring that the Association's mission is fulfilled through leadership and oversight.
DIRECTOR EMERITUS (*Posthumous)
The Board of Directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization's activities. Board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the organization's affairs.
To learn more about board membership opportunities, don't hesitate to contact Shawn Abdul, First A.M.E. Housing Association Executive Director, at 206-324-1840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be a First A.M.E. Housing Association board member, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Shawn Abdul at email@example.com or at our offices at 1801 E. Yesler Way in Seattle.
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First A.M.E. Housing Association has a small but dedicated staff dedicated to serving our tenants, and the greater community, with compassion and professionalism. We work tirelessly to ensure our tenants' needs are met, and our communities are well cared for and maintained.
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