Sunset Area Multi-Service and Career Development Center
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee provides feedback and input on the Sunset Multi Service Center.
- Help spread the word about the Center
- Provide feedback on community outreach plans
- Interact with Multi-Service Center partners to help shape project plans
- Help plan the Grand Opening event
- Connect with the community
The Sunset Multi-Service & Career Development Center is an integral part of the Sunset Area Transformation Plan and a critical community improvement to more effectively respond to the human service needs of residents in the neighborhood and surrounding community. The Renton Housing Authority purchased the 6,500-square foot former Renton Highlands Library from the City on March 16, 2018, and is working with Neighborhood House to secure capital funds to repurpose and renovate the facility for the center. RHA has committed $885,000 to the project for acquisition of the facility and the project was awarded $400,000 as part of the 2017-2018 Washington State capital grant budget. Recently, the Gates Foundation awarded the project $600,000, and the City of Renton contributed $400,000 to help renovate the former Renton Highlands Library for use as the Sunset Multi-Service & Career Development Center.
Once completed, the center will serve as an anchor facility for education, training, health, and social services for public housing and other low-income residents who live in the Sunset Area and surrounding community. The goal is to raise the remaining funds, finalize the design, and complete the renovations in order to start providing services at the Sunset Multi-Service and Career Development Center in 2019.
This project would not be possible without the generous contributions of our funders. Many thanks to our project contributors:
- Renton Housing Authority
- State of Washington
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- City of Renton
- First Financial Northwest Foundation/Renton Regional Community Foundation
Are you interested in helping bring better services to Sunset? Join the Community Advisory Committee for the Sunset Multi Service Center to help bring this project life. To get involved, contact Stephanie Snyder at stephanies (at) nhwa.org.