Together, the two not-for-profit organizations will expand their mission to address the
growing need for affordable housing.
May 16, 2019 – Seattle, Wash. – Today, one of the largest national not-for-profit senior living organizations, Transforming Age, announced an affiliation with a well-respected and established Washington State affordable housing provider, Downtown Action to Save Housing (DASH).
“We are very excited and honored to join forces with DASH to address the need for more affordable housing,” said Torsten Hirche, President & CEO of Transforming Age. “Our shared values extend beyond our commitment to provide housing and lifestyle opportunities for people across the economic spectrum. Our cultures and our teams are incredibly aligned and together we are truly stronger.”
The two organizations will continue to run as their own 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations and the new relationship will operate under the Transforming Age board, which now also includes Greg Russell, long time chair of the DASH board.
Transforming Age is a 63-year-old not-for-profit senior living organization serving over 7,500 people in 28 senior living and housing communities nationwide, through home and community based services as well as technology solutions, business services and philanthropy initiatives. The affiliation with DASH gives the organization the skill and expertise to strengthen its commitment to develop and provide more affordable housing to seniors and working families.
For over 28 years, Bellevue-based DASH has developed, owned and operated affordable housing communities for seniors as well as workforce housing. Almost 1,600 people live in 13 DASH communities across King County.
“With 10,000 adults turning 65 every day and housing becoming more unaffordable for many, the need has never been greater to find innovative ways to provide affordable housing,” says Kim Loveall Price, Executive Director of DASH. “With the aging population driving job growth in senior based care, it’s important to make significant leaps forward to support the growing workforce and enhance seniors’ lives and those who serve them,” she added. “Affiliating with an organization like Transforming Age that shares so many of the same values allows us to expand our reach, and better helps us to make strategic decisions about the future of our organization and the families we serve.”
“This partnership is critical to pursuing our collective mission,” added Hirche. “We look forward to continue to grow the impact Transforming Age and our network of affiliate makes.”
About Transforming Age
Transforming Age is a leading not-for-profit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults through community housing and services, technology development, research and advocacy. Founded in 1956, the organization operates 28 communities in Washington, Minnesota and Nebraska. In addition, it runs an online advocacy forum to combat ageism and its affiliated partner, GSI Research & Consulting, provides business service solutions to the industry. Its affiliate Full Life Care provides critical home and community based services to older adults and people with disabilities. The Transforming Age Foundation and affiliated foundations provide philanthropic programs aimed at supporting those in need.
DASH develops, owns and operates 13 affordable housing communities for seniors as well as workforce housing in King County, WA. Founded in 1991, DASH has created 1,000 units of housing to support individuals and families. DASH is committed to creating and preserving affordable communities.