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  Good news from Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). Cynthia West (Director, Housing Choice Voucher Program) shared the following information:   SHA will use a lottery system when it opens a new waitlist this spring. 2,500 households will be randomly selected for a place on this waitlist for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The Housing Choice […]

What a Happy New Year it is at Bellwether! 2015 marks the start of the Resident Services’ 4th year, and the Resident Services team is working hard to serve residents living in Bellwether’s HUD funded buildings. Through a federal grant, Bellwether has been able to staff three positions at Meridian Manor, Security House, and First […]

Nonprofit benefits from 2nd Annual Charity Golf Invitational. HomeStreet Bank (HomeStreet) and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (DWT) presented Bellwether Housing (Bellwether) with a $25,000 check at its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Invitational. The event, at The Golf Club in Newcastle, Wash., took place on July 9th and was established last year to support the missions […]

America’s Service Commissions (ASC) and Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) have recognized the joint efforts of 501 Commons and Bellwether Housing. During 2013, both organizations worked to create emergency preparedness plans for three of Bellwether Housing’s apartments: Security House, Kingway Apartments, and Tate Mason Apartments. Consultants with Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) acted as liaison to […]

By Zemzem Ainan, Bellwether’s Administrative Assistant. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program commonly referred to as SNAP, is a federal aid program that provides food purchasing assistance for people who are low-income or have no income. SNAP is the largest nutrition assistance program and its caseload has increased substantially as a result of the recent economic […]

Merger Announced: Bellwether Housing Brings on Board the Expertise of Common Ground. Merger Sustains 33-Year History in Which the Two Nonprofits Developed Over 11,000 Affordable Homes in Washington State. Bellwether Housing announced a historic merger with Common Ground, taking effect today, October 1st. The merger allows two of the premier local affordable housing champions to […]

Increasing rents and (the lack of) rental affordability have been in the news a lot lately (as have attempts to explain what’s going on). And yet, with all the coverage I’m still perplexed! The market will take care of itself.  This is a classic phrase that gets mentioned often by proponents of a free market […]

Mark your calendar! Thursday, September 26, 2013, Bellwether will host its third annual breakfast event! Did you know? We’re celebrating 33 years! What was going on in Seattle 33 years ago and why is that significant? We are excited to have Feliks Banel (This NOT Just In) join us this year to speak to the history […]