When 10-year-old Mohamed Mohamed thinks of Yesler Terrace, the word “community” comes to mind.
“It’s not one of those quiet neighborhoods where you’re staying at home playing video games or anything like that,” he said. “It’s somewhere where you can play outside and meet new people.”
Mohamed says he has lived in Yesler Terrace, Seattle’s oldest housing project, his whole life.
“It’s very sad they’re changing it into like houses that have elevators,” he said. “It’s not going to be the same; it’s not going to be low-income anymore. It’s just going to be sad.”