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We are thrilled to share that Bellwether Housing broke ground on our second development in as many weeks. Yesterday, we gathered in the parking lot of 1511 Dexter Avenue (Seattle) to celebrate as we begin construction on Anchor Flats. This is our first development off South Lake Union and it will provide 71 affordable apartments […]

  After four years of persistence and hard work, we celebrated the groundbreaking of our first property in Seattle’s University District. This would not have been possible without the equally-determined members of University Christian Church (UCC): it was this congregation that sold the property (a parking lot and adjacent land across the street from the […]

In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share a few green features of our upcoming projects at 1511 Dexter and Arbora Court.   Both buildings will have low-flow water fixtures, LED lighting and occupancy sensors and high efficiency central hot water heating. We are excited to see the tangible results to Bellwether’s triple bottom […]

  We have been engaged by DESC to provide development services for their Estelle Supportive Housing project, to be located in the Rainier Valley, a few blocks south of the McClellan light rail station. The building will include 91 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless men and women living with disabilities. The project will […]

  Late last fall, Providence Health & Services started construction on a 75-unit senior housing project in downtown Redmond – near services, transit, and other necessities. Named John Gabriel House after nursing pioneer Sister John Gabriel, the building will offer studios, one, and two-bedroom affordable apartments to adults age 62 and older with incomes at 30%, […]

On March 4th, Seattle lost a great humanitarian and ally to the homeless. Bill Hobson, former director of Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), dedicated over 30 years of his life fighting to ensure that the most marginalized and forgotten segments of society have the resources they need to lead a quality life. Hobson was outspoken […]

  If you’re like me, the arrival of August means enjoying those last few dips in the pool, eating those last bites of summer fruits before they go out of season, and preparing your kids to go back to school. For many, the back-to-school preparation is as routine as the school day itself; backpacks are […]

  500 low-income seniors call four of Bellwethers’ thirty properties home. Although self-sufficient and independent, our senior residents have on-site access to social services and referrals through our Resident Services Program when needed. Resident Services Coordinators play a unique role in our senior buildings. They are an important link to social services and resources that […]

  Doug Daley has been appointed as Bellwether’s next executive director, replacing Sarah Rick Lewontin, who will retire after serving in the role since 2004. He officially joined the Bellwether staff on May 18, 2015, and begins his executive director tenure on June 15. “The Bellwether team welcomes Doug’s strong background in finance and real […]

  It has been an exciting and productive period for all of us who work in Bellwether’s housing development. With this in mind, we are introducing periodic updates to share news about what we are planning, and what we are doing. The Parker – April showers bring May flowers and 50 units of permanently affordable […]