The History of Denny Terrace
Denny Terrace is one of 28 High Rise buildings owned and operated by Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), in and around the Seattle area. The Terrace was constructed in 1969 for Seniors and Disabled persons with mid- to low-incomes. We have 220 units with a live-in manager and a backup staff. We have built a functional community. The building has one- and two-bedroom units available, along with some nice studio units, for low income singles and families. We are located on a hilltop facing the west . . . with a nice view.
Since its construction, 40-odd years ago, Denny has come to include a diverse resident mixture, including those challenged by age, physical limitations, ethnic, language and cultural backgrounds, rainbow orientation, and so on.
We are an actively Green building, and thanks to funds made available through President Obama's policies, we were able to completely refurbish the building, making it possible for us to keep it both green and comfortable. We work hard to maintain it as a comfortable, clean and secure living environment.
You will find information in this site explaining the common sense and courteous practices that make our little community a pleasant one for all.
The Denny Terrace Staff
Building Manager: Jesse McGrath 206-314-0234
Assistant Property Manager: Shannon Salinas 206-770-6791
Senior Property Manager: Mike K. Chen 206-239-1676
Property Manager: Laura Van Houten 206-223-5357
Social Work Professionals
Social Worker, City of Seattle
Human Services Department:
Andy Chan 206-684-0597
Video/Photos by a resident, David Norris, an avid gardener, using the program Movie Maker, here in our Computer Lab. Music:: .................Without You ...................
Another film will be embedded here--a guided tour of the building? A good front-man walking a newbie through the key points of the building, telling newbie where things are, maybe a story or two to make it feel like home.
Walking through the building, starting with coming in the door and noticing the Garden mural by Karen Jensen before noticing the office door, passing the Computer Lab bulletin board, entering the library, again noticing Karen's mural work and the layout of the library; then moving on to the Lester Room. On the way back, going around the elevator bank to the JPAC & RAC bulletin boards. Go up to the 2nd floor and show off both Andy's Office and the Computer Lab. Then up to five (show elevator floor number on each of these) with the Laundry Room, then outside to the back entrance area. Coming down again, and out the front door, around the garden, then to the recycle/compost/garbage cans. Finally, a sweeping view across the city (on a nice day, showing the town), the mountains and Queen Anne hill. (with, perhaps, moving to the space needles, and 'fade' to New Years Eve fireworks.