Capitol Hill is a historic home of the LGBTQ community in our region, as well as an enclave for artists and a home to working families. Today, Capitol Hill’s astronomical rents and a lack of family-sized housing are squeezing these communities out of the neighborhood.
Families in need of a three-bedroom apartment must shell out an average of $3,450 per month. New spaces affordable to arts organizations are nearly impossible to find. LGBTQ seniors, who earn significantly less than their straight peers, are at high risk for social isolation and often have unaddressed healthcare needs due to culturally incompetent care. The need for affordable and family-sized housing, services for LGBTQ elders, and the preservation of art space has never been greater on Capitol Hill than it is today.