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John Fox tours John Fox Place


John Fox with Joe Martin and David Bloom


A group of old friends gathered recently with John Fox to tour LIHI's nearly finished building named in his honor. LIHI looks forward to a Grand Opening Ceremony with John as guest of honor in the coming months.


John Fox championed the requirement that the Seattle Housing Authority provide one for one replacement of low-income housing during the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace, Holly Park and other SHA sites. Fox was also a vocal critic of upzoning the University District and other neighborhoods. While he was not popular with market-rate developers, he made a great impact on the city’s housing policy by emphasizing the need to preserve existing housing, fight gentrification, and serve families and individuals most in need.


John Fox Place is a newly constructed 7-story, 104-unit building located at 8700 Aurora Ave. N. in Seattle. The building features affordable studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, plus a community room, computer lab, classroom, rooftop deck, courtyard, and children’s play area. John Fox Place will serve families and individuals making 30%, 50% and 60% of the King County Area Median Income (AMI).

John Fox with LIHI and old friends

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