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  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%, […]

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today’s guest blogger is Heather Song, Executive Assistant at Bellwether. Microhousing. This is not a new topic. We’ve even touched on it before in a past blog. The feelings about microhousing or aPodments, as trademarked by Calhoun Properties, run the gamut. From dislike and a fear of what they might bring into a neighborhood to a feeling […]