The beauty and ingenuity of Washington community land trusts

2022-08-29T11:11:16-07:00August 11th, 2022|

Permanent affordability. That’s their beauty. Resale restrictions that limit home prices while allowing the seller to reap the benefits of homeownership. That’s their ingenuity. Hear how four Washington community land trusts are garnering community and government support to grow their land trusts and meet the housing needs of their communities.

$2M from ARPA enables purchase of 13 units at Wyatt & Madison

2021-10-11T09:47:21-07:00October 8th, 2021|

It’s hard to believe that just two years ago 550 Madison Avenue was on the auction block, the community was up in arms, and HRB was doing everything it could to prevent the loss of 13 affordable homes. Today, $2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) means HRB is close to what it needs to purchase 13 units at the Wyatt & Madison development, which will occupy the site of the former 550 Madison and replace the original units.

Speak out for affordable housing

2021-09-24T15:33:44-07:00September 24th, 2021|

The City of Bainbridge Island will receive $7 million from the American Rescue Plan. Let City Council know that you want them to direct a portion of these funds to affordable housing. Read on for more information on how HRB would like to see the money spent and for a sample letter you can send to City Council.

Welcome to Eden

2021-07-26T07:59:12-07:00July 24th, 2021|

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?

A gathering place

2021-07-26T07:58:46-07:00July 23rd, 2021|

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.

A health clinic with deep island history advocates for affordable housing

2021-07-26T08:11:46-07:00July 21st, 2021|

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.

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