New low-income housing named for former Renton School Board member June Leonard
April 9, 2019—The City of Renton and surrounding communities recently celebrated the grand opening of June Leonard Place, a six-story, low-income, energy-efficient apartment building that will provide housing for local residents. The new 1-, 2-, 3-bedroom apartments will serve lower-wage households, homeless families with children, and veterans. The new building is located at 215 Whitworth Ave South near Renton High School.
The building project was named for June Leonard, a former Renton School Board member, State Representative (11th District) and the first director of Renton Area Youth Services (RAYS). Ms. Leonard also raised nine children, all of whom graduated from Renton High School. She passed away in 1994.
Funding for the $5.5 million project came from King County, KeyBank, King County Housing Authority, State Housing Trust Fund, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, HUD, NeighborWorks America, Employees Community Fund of Boeing, and Home Depot Foundation.