After decades of homelessness and fearing the same for her daughter, Alyssa is making her home and her daughter’s future on Bainbridge Island.
Work has begun on a rental development at Wyatt & Madison. With the ground cleared and graded, it’s hard to remember what was once there—an unassuming yellow building with 13 affordable homes that Housing Kitsap was looking to sell, HRB was hoping to buy, and the community was trying to protect.
HRB’s Janet West was a refuge for Mary Anne DeLapp after a fire destroyed her home. She loved it and yet she left. After eight months and with newfound stability, she chose to free it up for someone who needed it more—perhaps a woman living on her own just like her.
Five members of the Tran family emigrated to the United States in 2003, living in a series of HRB homes as they built their businesses, careers, and families. Today, there are three generations, 21 family members, and three restaurants—all on Bainbridge Island.
HRB’s Property and Office Manager Jessica Campbell talks about empathy and how good it feels to say, “Welcome home,” when just about no one else could.
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.
Marlys Burnett was the first to move into HRB’s Janet West Homes in 2004, the year it was built. She lives there today, at the age of 94, to the relief and delight of her daughter and many friends who want her safe, happy, and close-by.
The two nonprofits partner to deliver HRB’s Housing Stabilization Program. HRB provides housing. Helpline House brings social services. Together, they lay a path toward greater earning power.