Building Community Through Housing

Affordable housing.
It’s about all of us.

Housing Resources Bainbridge (HRB) is Bainbridge Island’s only nonprofit affordable housing provider and advocate.

As a community land trust, we develop and manage permanently affordable homes, for rent and sale, and steward these resources and land for community good. By making it possible for people of diverse backgrounds and incomes to live on Bainbridge, we are building a more equitable, inclusive, and healthy community.

Why this work matters

Homeownership and Rental Opportunities on Bainbridge Island

HRB offers homes at below market rate to income-qualified households. To learn if you are eligible and to be added to our waitlist, read about our programs here.

Local Businesses Advocate for Affordable Housing

Welcome to Eden

Pino and Lani Sordello, owners of mom-and-pop business Via Rosa 11, treat their workers like family. How else to keep these valued employees, who cannot afford the island’s high-priced housing, driving in from distant towns? Read more.

A gathering place

Father of two teenage sons, 20-year Bainbridge resident, and founder of Eleven Winery, Matt Albee shares his insight into the community he loves and his concern over the lack of affordable housing—as both business owner and engaged citizen. Read more.

Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island

A point of pride for a local business is in jeopardy. Scott Tuchel, director of operations at Far Bank Enterprises, shares how a lack of affordable housing on the island makes staying local a challenge. Read more.

A health clinic with deep island history advocates for affordable housing

Every year, 10,000 Bainbridge Islanders visit Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. To keep these patients well cared for and happy requires a workforce that is also well cared for and happy. But without much affordable housing on the island, it can be difficult to retain the workforce essential to maintaining the health of the community. Read more.

First Fed feels housing crisis firsthand

Kimbril Moore is the Bainbridge branch manager at First Fed. He is deeply invested in the community, but like many of his colleagues at the local office of this community bank, Kimbril does not live on Bainbridge. Read more.

Building Affordable Housing Is an Act of Welcome

When we build housing that’s affordable, we spread the message that everyone who lives and works on Bainbridge belongs here.

In our video we hear from our neighbors who are affected by the housing crisis, how the community came together to help and how HRB is planning for the future.

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If you would like to build a more equitable and diverse Bainbridge Island, please join our work for affordable housing.

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