WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) submitted a Community Project Funding request of $600,000 for the African Diaspora Cultural Anchor Village (ADCAV), African Community Housing & Development in Tukwila, Wash. to the House Appropriations Committee.

“The African Diaspora Cultural Anchor Village (ADCAV) project is one of the first community development projects led by the broader African immigrant and refugee community in Washington state,” said Hamdi Abdulle, African Community Housing & Development Executive Director. “Centered on community and economic advancement, the ADCAV will provide state-of-the-art facilities and programs in support of education, workforce and small business development, and homeownership opportunities. The time for bold, community-led projects like the ADCAV is now. This critical legacy project will leave an impact on African immigrants and refugees in South King County, as well as the larger Puget Sound region, for generations to come. ADCAV is just the beginning for our community, and we appreciate the support of Congressman Adam Smith and other community leaders."

The African Diaspora Cultural Anchor Village (ADCAV) will be a mixed-use development to support the African immigrant and refugee community in South King County and the Puget Sound region. The ADCAV will include a learning center for youth and young adults, workforce development center, senior and community gathering space, and outdoor areas with urban gardens and a playground. The second phase of this work will result in desperately needed affordable homeownership units and a small business incubator with ground floor retail.

This request will support African Community Housing & Development in further advancing the ADCAV project, helping address inequities in education, economic development, and social services, and provide long-term affordable housing opportunities to immigrant and refugee communities.

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