For and by the Rainier Valley community
Othello Square and The Opportunity Center are community driven and led. What began as small conversations turned into a structured series of community meetings. Over many months, community organizations, businesses, and residents gathered to define their vision and shape the programs, services, and partnerships that will comprise the campus.
A development that reflects the community's vision and priorities
Provide homes, educational and business development opportunities, family-wage jobs, healthcare, and culturally relevant social services support and referrals, all in one campus
Provide tools and opportunities to guarantee the long-term health and success of the entire community through economic stability
Celebrate and preserve the heritage of the different cultures that comprise the community
Prevent displacement of the historic businesses, residents, and cultural anchors of Rainier Valley
Increase opportunities for affordable rental housing, affordable homeownership, and affordable commercial spaces
Built to sustain and inspire
Othello Square and HomeSight Opportunity Center hold tremendous promise as a replicable model for preventing displacement and sparking equitable economic development. We believe the entire campus will stand as a strong and inspiring statement of what is possible when community leads.