Compass Housing Alliance builds and maintains high quality, affordable housing for individuals and families who are formerly homeless or have been unable to afford market rate housing in the Seattle/King County area. Our projects in development and recently completed projects are:

Ronald Commons
Compass on Dexter (complete)
Dekko Place at Gethsemane (complete)
Nyer Urness House in Ballard


Ronald Commons

Location: Shoreline, WA
Project Details:  A mixed-use development with 62 units of permanent housing for individuals and families whose incomes are at or below 30% or 50% of Area Median Income and a 12,000 SF Hopelink Service Center that will include emergency feeding services, adult education classes, energy assistance and emergency financial assistance programs to residents of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline.
Status: Site Acquisition and Preconstruction Phase

Ronald Commons FAQs

Revised Site Plan (8/23/2013):

Ronald Commons revised site plan 8-23-13


Compass on Dexter

Location: South Lake Union neighborhood
Project Details: Housing with supportive services for 72 very low-income households
Status: Construction began July 2013.  Completed September 2014.


The Dekko Place at Gethsemane Lutheran – COMPLETE

Dekko Place at Gethsemane Lutheran

Location: 911 Stewart St, Downtown Seattle
Project Details:

  • 50 units of affordable housing
  • 10 units set aside for homeless individuals
  • 10 units set aside for people with disabilities
  • Development partnership with Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Status:  The building opened May 2012.   See construction photos here.


Nyer Urness House in Ballard – COMPLETE

Pastor Nyer Urness

Location: 1753 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107
Project details: 80 units of service-enriched housing for homeless individuals.
Status: Opened April 2013.

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