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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What is the definition of affordable housing? The most basic: the people living there can afford to pay their rent. I recently read an article about residents in Hong Kong who pay $180 a month for what is no better than an enclosed bed, with a shared toilet and sink. That’s definitely affordable but could […]
Mark your calendar! Thursday, October 4, 2012, Bellwether will host our second annual breakfast event to engage Seattle business and community leaders in learning more about the triple bottom line benefits of affordable rents. Learn more about sponsorship, being a table captain, and registering for the event, at Closer to Home.
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