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The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is one of the first grassroots organization founded by Ethiopian immigrants residing in greater Puget Sound. Since becoming a Washington nonprofit in 1987, ECS has been serving Ethiopians and East Africans of Seattle and King County, including the creation of the Ethiopian Community Center which is the project site for the Ethiopian Village Project, an affordable housing for Seniors. The Ethiopian Village Project will provide the services below. 
A Renovated and Expanded 
        Space to provide 
After School Program 
Senior Meal Program
Health Workshops 
Social Services
Summer Camp
Cultural Immersion 
& More 
Click on the link below to find out more about the community center expansion and renovation
90 units of Affordable Housing to Seniors which will include
A mix of one-bedroom (40)
Studio apartments (49)
Residential Manager (1)
A community room
Lounge area,
Outdoor amenity space,
& More 
Click on the link below to find out more about the residential portion of the Ethiopian Village project
Project Timeline & Financing                    Needs
Based on the current timeline, construction is expected to start in June 2021 and the project is expected to take 17 months to complete.         
Current budget projection shows a total of  9.0 million to build the non-residential part of the Ethiopian Village and renovate the existing   building of which ECS has raised 8.5 million. It is critical for ECS to get this shortfall filled in order to apply for the bonds early next year and break ground per   
                  For more information contact:                           Sophia Benalfew @           Tsega Desta  @