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The Hillside Development Council (HDC) was founded on January 25, 2002 and received its Certificate of Incorporation from the State of Washington on February 7, 2002. The issue that brought on HDC was the plan to move Nativity House to the corner of Jefferson Avenue and 23rd Street. At the time Nativity House was a problem due to the lack of rules and their attempt to keep the Tacoma Police Department off of their premises. Nativity House did build their facility but rules were instituted to protect the neighborhood along with their guests and staff.

From this confrontational start, HDC changed into an organization working for the betterment of the neighborhood. Over the years the major issues we have been involved with include: