Escalating rents and real estate prices threaten the social and cultural diversity of Bainbridge Island. Many of our neighbors are struggling and even leaving the Island because of the high cost of housing. Some are young with families, some are retired, some are disabled, and many do vital work here that keeps the community going.
All want to be here to contribute to this place that we love and to be able to say, “This is home.”
Statistics tell us what we already feel: that a balanced and diverse community is a healthier and happier community with more trust and less crime, more social mobility, and longer lives.
Housing that is affordable benefits all members of a community
Housing Resources Bainbridge is Bainbridge Island’s only independent, non-profit, affordable housing provider and advocate.
HRB is committed to ensuring the diversity and vitality of Bainbridge Island by providing and maintaining affordable housing opportunities in the community.
“Maintaining affordable housing on the Island is essential to both our quality of life and our economic success. The staff at Housing Resources Bainbridge is dedicated to turning the tide on the housing crisis through comprehensive programs that enhance our wonderful character.”
Senator Christine Rolfes