Spokane Affordable Housing Tour

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 225 N Division Street

The Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium (SLIHC) invites you to join in a free pre-Housing Washington conference tour of six key affordable housing properties in Spokane.


Arrive to Spokane early and plan to gather Monday, September 30 at 1:00pm at the Bel Franklin Apartments, conveniently located across the street and a block east of the Spokane Convention Center. After the Bel Franklin tour, buses will transport you to each of the buildings around Spokane and return to the Convention Center at 3:00pm. 


SLIHC thanks you in advance for your participation and involvement. Membership and donation support are key to our activities. Visit www.slihc.org to learn more about the benefits of membership, our activities and how you can make a donation.



The Bel Franklin Apartments underwent total renovation in 2009.  Owned by Spokane Housing Ventures it has three floors over a commercial main floor. Originally built in 1912, period details have been preserved.  It is located on Division and Spokane Falls Blvd, across the street from the new convention center.

The Rising Strong program (opened in Fall of 2017) is a collaboration between Catholic Charities of Spokane and Empire Health Foundation, housed in the remodeled Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names.  Based on proven models in California and Oregon, Rising Strong serves families who are at risk for separation due to parental substance abuse by providing safe housing, substance abuse treatment, case management, and other supportive wraparound services.

This Catholic Charities complex opened in 2018 and offers 75 service enriched one/two/three bedroom units for homeless families and individuals. It is located in the beautifully wooded area next the former Holy Names Convent (currently Rising Strong).

Transitions Home Yard Cottages provide affordable, permanent supportive housing units for families and individuals. Services include case management and community activities for the residents. The Home Yard Cottages include 24 individual homes, ranging in size from 475 sq ft for a single person to 1000 sq ft for a family of 6. Fifteen of the cottages are net-zero, complete with solar panels.

Heritage Heights is a senior/disabled complex with 62 units 1 & 2 bedroom units owned by the Spokane Housing Authority.  Heritage Heights is a three story apartment community with an elevator, consisting of 62 units (20 1-bdrm and 42 2-bdrm) for persons over 55 years old.  The first floor features one large community space, a computer room and two smaller wing gathering areas.

Built in 1903 and on the Historic Register, this charming East Coast brownstone-style secured-entry complex offers a secluded, gated courtyard with tables & flower pots, beautiful landscaping, and on-site laundry facility.  It was recently remodeled using state of the art “green retrofit” improvements, making it energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Housing Washington

1000 Second Avenue, #2700

Seattle, WA 98104  

Phone: 206-464-7139  |  800-767-4663 


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