Housing Development Services
Dan Smerken has led or consulted on the financing, development
and design of housing for older adults and persons with disabilities.
Here are some of the projects Dan has contributed to:
Tacoma, WA - Intercommunity Mercy Housing
-Capital Advance : $8,216,400
Rental subsidy: $707,700
Number of units : 59
Project Description :
The 202 Capital Advance funds will be used to construct 58 one-bedroom
units for very low income elderly persons and 1 two-bedroom manager
unit. New Tacoma will serve elderly residents aged 62 years and older.
The facility will serve independent, near independent, near frail and
frail elderly. New Tacoma will offer comprehensive services (through
direct and contract services) that enable residents to age-in-place with
dignity. The facility is well situated next to shopping, restaurants,
library, banks, pharmacies and medical facilities.
Assisted Common Ground and Korean Women's Association in applying for
$8.2 Million in HUD Section 202 funding for the development of
low-income senior housing in Federal Way.
LIHI's Cascade Senior Housing
Acquired $5.7 Million for the Low Income Housing Institute of Seattle to
develop 50 units of housing for low-income seniors in Seattle's
Cascade/South Lake Union neighborhood.
- Vincent House, Seattle Washington
Vincent House serves formerly homeless elders in Seattle's Downtown
Core. We recently completed a $6 Million dollar acquisition and rehab of
this 20 year old project.
- Emilie House, Portland Oregon
Emilie House is a 40 unit project built in the 1980's for older adults.
We recently completed a $1 Million rehabilitation utilizing the HUD
- Cascade Senior Housing, Seattle Washington
In 2006 Dan assisted the Low Income Housing Institute obtain financing
to develop 50 units of elderly housing for low income seniors in this
rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.
- Elizabeth House, Seattle Washington
Elizabeth House provides 75 units of elderly housing in the Highpoint
neighborhood of West Seattle and located within the Highpoint HOPE VI
- Vashon Island Community Care Center
The new Vashon Island Community Care Center provides skilled nursing,
assisted living, and adult day care. Financed with tax-exempt bonds at
least 50% of its residents are low income with incomes at or below 80%
of the area median.
- Gamelin House, Seattle, Washington
Gamelin House provides 78 units of elderly housing in a mixed use
building which also contains a Program for All-Inclusive Care for the
Elderly (PACE program) a national model for eldercare and commercial
space. Locate in the Rainier Vista HOPE VI Redevelopment in South
- Peter Claver House, Seattle Washington
This 80 unit Elderly Housing project is part of a the New Holly senior
village located in Seattle's first HOPE VI neighborhood redevelopment.
Developed in cooperation with the Seattle Housing Authority.
- St. Francis House, Olympia Washington
This 60 unit Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly is located
on the Campus of St. Peter Hospital in Olympia Washington.
- Blanchet and Rossi House, Centralia Washington
These two elderly housing complexes are located in a lovely rural
setting on the Chehalis River near the Centralia Hospital and serves
very-low income elders.
Dan receives an award from the Sisters of Providence religous community