A comunity meeting Oct. 20 will provide an update on a housing project near Maple Valley for former prison inmates and others who are transitioning back into society.
YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County will host the meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maple Hills Elementary School, which is located at 15644 204th Ave SE. in the Renton area.
A spokeswoman said YWCA officials will provide information and answer questions about Passage Point, the housing program being planned on the site of the former Cedar Hills Alcohol Treatment Center. The site is near Cedar Grove Road in an unincorporated area of King County off Southeast 227th Avenue.
YWCA plans to convert four dorm buildings at the former treatment center where patients once slept on bunk beds into small apartments, with 40 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom units.
According to YWCA, the venture seeks to reunite families, prevent homelessness, create a stable workforce, and build communities by helping the re-entry into society of single parents who are leaving prison or other institutional settings.
The first phase of the development, scheduled to open in 2010, includes 46 units of housing.