chapter  8
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ROXBURY ESTATES

In 2001 the local Episcopal diocese donated a parcel of land in an urban residen-

tial neighborhood in Southwest Seattle to Habitat for Humanity Seattle/South

King County (HFHSKC). The small parcel (less than an acre) was bounded by a

busy arterial street to the south (S.W. Roxbury Street) and residential streets to the

east and west. HFHSKC soon realized that developing the site would be challeng-

ing: the surrounding neighbors had concerns about the number of units that might

be built there, and the affi liate had to accommodate the request of the diocese to

reserve a housing unit for transitional housing.