At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27 a fire broke out at a Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) property, the Lam Bow apartments located at 6955 Delridge Way SW in West Seattle. All 44 residents were safely evacuated from the building.
The Red Cross established an emergency shelter site at the nearby Delridge Community Center where it continues to provide housing, food and other services to residents displaced by the fire.
SHA has had contact with all 19 households affected by the fire to assess their housing and other needs. Some families are already moved into new apartments with SHA, some are in the process and others are considering options. All families will have received offers of, or be moved into, replacement subsidized housing by the end of this week. Out of the 19 households:
5 households have moved into apartments
4 households have accepted apartments and are in the process of leasing
1 elderly household has decided to live with family members permanently
1 household has decided to permanently move out of SHA housing