About Bellwether Housing
Bellwether Housing was founded in 1980 by the downtown business to provide affordable workforce housing for downtown workers to live close to their jobs. After nearly 40 years of success and growth, Bellwether is Seattle's largest nonprofit affordable housing provider.
Today, we serve over 3200 residents in 2100 apartments. By locating our buildings near workplaces, schools, childcare, and other amenities, Bellwether puts greater opportunity within reach of our residents. This way, our residents -- families exiting homelessness, independent seniors, immigrants seeking opportunity, preschool teachers and social workers, and young people just starting out -- have access to the benefits and prosperity of their surrounding communities and, in turn, cultivate a more vibrant and equitable city.
Looking forward, Bellwether will continue to integrate nearly 40 years of success with new ideas and pioneering development approaches. As King County continues to experience unprecedented job growth, housing shortages, and increasing homelessness, over the next five years, Bellwether plans to develop or acquire 1,200 new affordable homes for low- and moderate-income residents of Seattle.