Chief Seattle Club
ʔálʔal - Home
Building Sacred Space in Seattle
The face of homelessness is as varied as each individual story. Native people enduring homelessness are far more likely to successfully stabilize their lives if they are in culturally appropriate and community-oriented housing.
Today, Native Americans face the highest poverty rate of any racial group in King County. Of the 12,000 homeless people in the County over 15% are American Indian or Alaskan Native.
ʔálʔal is a place for our urban Native relatives to connect and find stability, a space designed by Native people for Native people. ʔálʔal (“Home” in Lushootseed) is a landmark housing project located across from the Pioneer Square Link Light Rail Station featuring nine floors of housing, health care, and social services for over 2,700 people annually including 88% low-income and 93% American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN).