LEMS in Columbia City – a new chapter

With the help of Beacon Hill cultural center Estelita’s Library, Williams’ godson Hassan Messiah, with her granddaughter Tylicia Messiah (who is Hassan’s niece), hosted a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2019 to reestablish LEMS for a new generation. The shop reopened to COVID-limited browsing three days a week in December, and in March, it will switch to a five-day-per-week schedule – read the story here

Approval of transfer of property to City of Seattle for affordable housing-soundtransit.org

The Sound Transit Board has approved a motion to transfer 10 surplus property sites in the Rainier Valley at no cost to the City of Seattle for the development of affordable housing, as a part of a partnership that includes a $10 million commitment from the city to build affordable homeownership opportunities.