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In the next three years, Bellwether Housing is building 750 affordable apartments in Seattle and Tukwila and we need your help.
These 750 apartments will be home to families, seniors, young people starting out, teachers, service workers, and community members we cherish and rely on. 35% of these homes will have 2-4 bedrooms to support families of all shapes and sizes. Every apartment will be located near public transit, providing easy access to opportunities like great schools, good jobs, and strong community resources.
Building Opportunity is a campaign to raise $9M to build these new homes through donations, grants, and impact investments. To contribute you can:
You can make a traditional charitable contribution to Building Opportunity.
You can invest in the Building Opportunity Fund. Investments start at $500 and earn 2% interest per year for 15 years. Your investment is not a charitable donation; it is a loan to Bellwether that you will get back with interest.
If you work for Amazon, your donation or investment will be matched with a 1:1 donation - but only through Sept. 30th.
We all want a safe, healthy community - and we all have a role in creating it. The solution to our current housing crisis is not complicated. We need radically more affordable homes, as quickly as possible. By supporting #BuildingOpportunity, you're supporting our community, our neighbors, and our shared future.
#BuildingOpportunity Press Coverage
Seattle nonprofit is first in US to crowdfund affordable housing projects Puget Sound Business Journal
Bellwether turns to crowdfunding to raise cash for low-income housing Daily Journal of Commerce
#BuildingOpportunity Printable Posters
Interested in getting others involved in #BuildingOpportunity? Download these posters to hang up around your office space, your favorite coffee shop, your community center, and to email out to your friends, families, and coworkers.
#BuildingOpportunity Social Media Tools
1. Copy the following message:
We need your help #BuildingOpportunity for affordable housing in Seattle! Bellwether Housing is building 750 affordable homes in Seattle and Tukwila. We need your help to secure investments starting at $500 before November 30th! How can you help? 1. Invest 2. Share the campaign online 3. Post fliers in your local community. Together we can create more #AffordableHousing!
3. Press send!
Supporting affordable housing is that easy!
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We're bringing much needed affordable homes to Tukwila, a community with rising rents, displacement, and a huge need for family friendly housing. 103 new homes right near the light rail will help protect this community.
For more information about the campaign, please contact:
Director of Fund Development and Communications