Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low-income people to improve their lives. Plymouth Housing Group was formed by the late Reverend David Colwell and several of his parishioners in 1980. Their vision "one homeless person is one too many" has inspired us for 30 years. What began as three rented rooms has grown to 13 buildings and over 1,000 units.
Plymouth Housing Group provides housing for over 1,000 individuals who would otherwise be homeless within 13 buildings in the downtown Seattle area. We have a very successful model of providing social services with permanent low-income housing to chronically homeless individuals. This "housing first" model keeps individuals stable in safe, affordable housing. Plymouth Housing Group also benefits the entire Seattle community by operating well-maintained properties with successful commercial tenants creating a vibrant environment for business and tourism.