750 new homes.
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By 2022, 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. As of Jan. 31, 2020 we've successfully raised $4.7M in investments from individuals and foundations. We've currently raised $3.6M in philanthropy, including a lead gift of $1M from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. You can still support the campaign by donating!
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
In Seattle, even a reporter and social worker invest in affordable housing - Puget Sound Business Journal
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
For more information about the campaign, please contact:
Director of Fund Development and Communications
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We're adding 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.