The DASH Vision

DASH envisions a community where everyone has the right to live in a quality, safe, well-maintained home.

In our local area, economic success has driven our housing costs to outpace income for everyday workers and not enough housing is available for lower and moderate-income families to live in the communities where they work.

We recognize that our community grows stronger when people can afford to live near where they work; where employers and employees alike receive the benefit of local transportation, schools, parks and amenities to support a vibrant, productive workforce; and where state and local government agencies, private and non-profit organizations come together to create partnerships supporting community goals and a sustainable future for all constituents.


Our Approach

DASH’s success is defined by its guiding principles and philosophy and an unwavering commitment to its mission of creating and preserving affordable communities.

We accomplish this through:

• Developing and managing our own properties – In the last 29 years, working with community partners and funders, DASH created more than 1,000 units of housing to support individuals and families in the Eastside workforce, seniors and individuals with special needs.

• Preserving, rehabilitating and managing existing housing – We’ve found that an efficient way to maximize the stock of affordable housing units is simply to preserve and manage what already exists. Our current portfolio includes 15 properties – five specifically dedicated to serving seniors.

• Partnering with other developers to increase housing stock – Through years of experience working with public agencies and funders to develop affordable housing, we have mastered a deep understanding of the complex financing of low income housing tax credits and developer incentives. We assist other non-profit organizations and for-profit private developers in establishing affordable units.

Who We Serve

378 Households

< 30% AMI

93 Households

< 35% AMI

71 Households

< 40% AMI

101 Households

< 50% AMI

57 Households

< 60% AMI

Success Stories