Bellwether specializes in serving households with incomes ranging from $17,000 to approximately $50,000 per year with affordable, safe, clean and convenient apartment homes. We’ve provided affordable places to live for nearly 18,000 people since our founding in 1980, and currently manage 29 properties with more than 1,850 apartments.
Bellwether also continues to develop housing on behalf of other non-profit organizations, for a total of supply to the region of 3,200 affordable apartments.
Stone Way Apartments, Wallingford neighborhood
In 2005, Bellwether acquired a property that wasn’t being used, worked with a previous owner to clean up the contaminated soil, and built an environmentally sustainable apartment building on the corner of 45th and Stone Way in Wallingford. It opened in 2006 as the first new apartment building in Wallingford in more than 20 years, and the rents are affordable for people working in retail and other service jobs. It’s on a high-volume bus line, a few blocks away from a major park, schools, health care, a library branch and shopping. What could be a better location for families looking for affordable places to live in a very desirable area of Seattle? It consists of 70 apartments, in a beautiful building with a great private courtyard and play equipment, and easy access to everything. Less driving, less expense, less pollution.
Oregon Apartments, Belltown neighborhood
This 83-unit apartment building was part rehabilitation, part new construction that turned a vacant eyesore and parking lot into one of the first buildings in the Belltown residential boom. From the time we opened the building in 1990, the neighborhood blossomed and is now one of the most popular and expensive Seattle residential neighborhoods. Because the Oregon and several other Bellwether buildings continue to provide affordable places to live, people who work downtown are able to live close to jobs and bus lines rather than having to go miles away and spend time and money—not to mention air pollution—commuting to town by car.
For a more complete description of the projects we’ve developed, please view our History of Projects