The Foxes dream at home

January 26th, 2024|

When all is going well, stairs are no problem for Madelyn and Don Fox. But now in their 80s, this active couple envisions a time when that may no longer be the case. Working with HRB’s Independent Living Program Manager Misty Eberspecher, the Foxes installed a shower downstairs, so that they can transition to one-story living when and if that time comes.

The struggle to stay

January 5th, 2024|

As eldercare provider Sam Christy helps her clients age in place, she faces her own struggle to remain on Bainbridge Island, where the cost of housing is prohibitive to those in her profession. Buying an affordable HRB home at Wintergreen would keep her where she belongs.

Home at last

October 3rd, 2023|

After decades of homelessness and fearing the same for her daughter, Alyssa is making her home and her daughter’s future on Bainbridge Island.

Living her mother’s dream

June 12th, 2023|

Laura Marshall lives with her husband and three children in a home of their own on Bainbridge Island, something her mother, a lifelong renter, always dreamed of. This spring, she hosted a fundraiser for HRB to help make homeownership more accessible to people like her.

A truly Bainbridge family

April 11th, 2023|

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.

The beauty and ingenuity of Washington community land trusts

August 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.

Speak out for affordable housing

September 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

July 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

July 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

July 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.

Call it what it is

June 17th, 2021|

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.

Get ready to age in place

April 7th, 2021|

In this podcast HRB's Emily Klein discusses how our Independent Living Program makes it possible for older adults to stay in the homes and communities they know and love, creating "a rich web of intergenerational connections" that benefits everyone.

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