Marlys Burnett was the first to move into HRB’s Janet West Home 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.
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.
Want to know all that HRB does? Meet Marta. There isn’t a homeowner or renter in the HRB community who hasn’t gotten to know this committed and caring staff member.
In April, Brittany Wisner moved into a new apartment at HRB’s Janet West. It was a long-awaited homecoming for a woman who found her safe space on Bainbridge Island as a child and now provides one to high school students in her role at Bainbridge Youth Services.