Founded in 1989, Housing Resources Bainbridge (HRB) is the only nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing on Bainbridge Island.
Through a range of programs that serve more than 600 people annually, we build and maintain properties, help people find affordable housing, and make it possible for seniors and people with disabilities to remain in their homes.
Our portfolio currently includes 110 affordable rental units and 42 affordable homes for homeownership. Because we are a Community Land Trust, the 152 residences in our portfolio are permanently protected as affordable. HRB also provides the only Independent Living program in Kitsap County. Through this program, HRB makes health and safety modifications to the residences of seniors and people with disabilities so that they can continue to live safely at home on Bainbridge Island.
HRB’s mission is to preserve the diversity and vitality of Bainbridge Island by providing and maintaining affordable housing opportunities in the community.
Independent Living Program
HRB’s Independent Living Program makes adaptations to existing homes – making them more accessible, safer, and healthier by installing or modifying walkways, stairs, bathrooms, and protective devices (smoke detectors, key lock boxes, grab bars, handrails, ramps, etc.). The program also addresses issues such as unsafe floors, clutter, dim lighting, water intrusion (to preserve sound structures) and mold growth. The primary recipients of this program are income qualified senior and/or disabled Bainbridge Island residents. The community members who utilize these services are often long-time residents of Bainbridge Island and have worked to build and contribute to the community that we enjoy today.
Tim is now able to come and go with his entry and walkway modified by HRB’s Independent Living Program. Newly installed hand rails, smoke detectors, and a shower grab bar provide him essential security. In 2016, Time became homebound without any assistance due to an unsafe entry to his home and the loss of family assistance. HRB’s Independent Living joined with BIFD and IVC to bring community resources to Tim. With support of the community, Tim is receiving volunteer assistance for medical transportation and his future needs.