In this issue: What we’re doing to address homelessness, groundbreakings, our CEO search – and more!
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%, […]
I live in a Seattle neighborhood that has seen a major upswing in homelessness. My home is across the street from a park – so it is easy for people to sleep in their cars, feeling somewhat safe as they are on a major street. Many of these people leave every day, go off to […]
By Heather Song, Bellwether’s Executive Assistant This is a big deal. Seattle City Council just approved a gradual increase of the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour. Seattle is indeed the bellwether when it comes to the national debate over the minimum wage. This debate is an interesting one for me personally because if you […]