When Home Staging Lends a Hand to Homelessness in Seattle


On April 12th, Spade and Archer was able to participate in a celebration to support one of our favorite non-profits in Seattle. The Compass Housing Alliance hosted a ribbon cutting for a brand new, 59-unit apartment building in the Broadview neighborhood of Seattle. This building is comprised of mostly two- and three-bedroom units to accommodate families exiting housing instability and homelessness.


Spade and Archer provided home staging support to show off the features and functionality of a two-bed room apartment. The model was visited by all the partners that helped Compass Broadview come to fruition, the press, and community members.

“With the Compass Broadway resident in mind, we wanted to portray a simple, practical and stable home life that these new homes will provide,” said Justin Riordan, founder of Spade and Archer Design Agency.  “As part of the Seattle business community, we love supporting Compass Housing Alliance and their work fighting homelessness.”


Compass Housing Alliance is the leading provider of affordable housing for men, women, veterans, and families who are low-income or experiencing homelessness in the Puget Sound area.

“We are thrilled to officially open Compass Broadview. Two-thirds of Compass Broadview is full of families, children, and individuals starting anew. We expect more than 150 residents to call Compass Broadview home,” said Janet Pope, Chief Executive Officer of Compass Housing Alliance. “Everyone at Compass Broadview will have a safe, permanent, and supportive place to live. And they will all call Compass Broadview home.”

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