Double Rainbow by Daniel Spiess

Whut? All Fundraiser Donations Will Be Matched?

Yes, it’s true. For the second year in a row a donor has chosen to match all donations made as part of the Fall Fundraising Breakfast. The donor wants to remain anonymous (we secretly call the donor Anonymous B. Areallygreatperson). What this means is that if you donate $100, your gift becomes $200. If you donate $1000, your gift becomes …

Suzuki Property: A Chance to Add Permanently Affordable Housing on Bainbridge

Last week, the Bainbridge Island City Council supported making the Suzuki property development at least 50% affordable. Councilmembers also expressed their desire to push for the development to get to an even higher level of affordability and unanimously agreed that housing that is affordable to a broad range of people is important for Suzuki. Just as encouraging was the Council’s discussion …

Penny Lamping

HRB’s Penny Lamping to Join National & Regional Experts on Housing Panel

Penny Lamping, HRB’s HomeShare Program Manager, will be visiting Seattle this Saturday to address the topic of Home Share programs. Lamping will be joined on the discussion panel by Gene Balk who writes the “FYI Guy” column for The Seattle Times as well as representatives from SilverNest, which is a national online house sharing service, and Tacoma’s Shared Housing Services. Home Share …

HRB Meme

What Do We Want Bainbridge to Be?

This is why we at HRB work so hard. 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 …

One Call Is in the Mail

Can you believe it’s that time again? The red envelopes, One Call for All’s signature mailing, are out for delivery. This is your chance to give back to your community by targeting your favorite local nonprofit. This year, we’re hoping you’ll remember HRB when giving. Here’s why: Escalating rents and real estate prices threaten the social and cultural diversity of Bainbridge …

Port Madison Enterprises Sponsors the HRB Fundraiser

Port Madison Enterprises, the parent company of the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, is a presenting sponsor at the $1000 level of the upcoming HRB 2017 Fall Fundraising Breakfast. Thank you, PME! The generosity of our sponsors makes it possible for HRB to ensure the vitality and diversity of Bainbridge Island through affordable housing. To read more about our Fundraising Breakfast, click …

Help Wanted by Alachua County

HRB Is Hiring! Is This the Job for You?

We need you! HRB is hiring a dedicated individual for the position of Property Manager and Homeownership Program Coordinator. What does that mean, you ask? Click here for more information. If interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to phedra@housingresourcesbi.org. The position closes October 13, 2017. Photo courtesy of Alachua County.

Ferncliff work crew

Conscious Design of Communities Makes for Happier People

Writing in Yes! Magazine in 2013, Jay Walljasper argued that “The way we design our communities plays a huge role in how we experience our lives.” His article, “How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness,” examined some ways conscious design of communities can influence the quality of life of residents. One example he gave is the simple sidewalk. Without it, …