About DevNW

Our big idea is to grow vibrant Northwest communities by empowering the region’s individuals, families, small businesses, and neighborhoods.

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Connect with your community on The Block, where you’ll find everything from feel-good stories to DevNW news to don’t-miss local events.

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Support DevNW

We count on the generous support of individuals, groups, corporations, and foundations whose efforts enable us to serve our mission. Support comes in many different ways and regardless of type, size and value, it is greatly appreciated and truly matters.

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DevNW's response to COVID-19 (Español | English)

March 19, 2020

Minute-by-minute we are all learning new information on the spread and containment of COVID-19 or coronavirus. In light of new developments in the state and with the health and safety of our local communities at heart, we are taking the following precautions:

  1. Closing all offices to the public for the next two weeks (drop-boxes are available at each office location and we will continue to pick-up and process payments and paperwork);
  2. Postponing or moving all classes and information sessions online (if you have signed-up for a class you will be provided information to join by phone and/or computer);
  3. Conducting all individual counseling sessions by phone or video conference.

While what happens next is impossible to predict, we will be monitoring information from the state and Centers for Disease Control closely, and will adapt our response as the situation evolves. We will re-evaluate in two weeks. Updates to our response can be found on our Facebook page.

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Developing thriving communities.

Our programs, services, and real estate development are designed to help communities — and the people who live in them — thrive. We grow vibrant Northwest communities with our comprehensive work, which ranges from the construction of affordable homes and advocacy for policy change to classes and one-on-one counseling that help people meet their own benchmarks for success. You may notice that we have divided our services into four distinct categories to make it a bit easier for you to find just what you need, just when you need it. We sure are happy you are here. Take a look around and if you have any questions, be sure to reach out.

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Financial Wellbeing

The knowledge and tools that you need to reach your goals. No matter what your goals look like or which road you take to reach them, we have classes and financial counseling to help. We’re committed to traveling right along beside you, in case you need a little help navigating — or someone to talk to along the way.

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Affordable Homes

We believe that access to affordable rental housing and real, viable pathways to homeownership (and home maintenance) are central to the health of our communities. We build and own a variety of affordable homes to both rent and buy.

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Access to Funds

The right kind of funding can help you get to where you want to be — and it’s our job to make those funds more accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer individual development (matched savings) accounts and downpayment assistance programs for homebuyers on top of a variety of consumer and small business loans.

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Thriving Communities

Community engagement, diversity, equity, affordable housing, economic opportunity, and access to healthy options are essential to thriving healthy communities. We work closely with neighborhoods, small businesses, local governments, and grassroots organizations, to assist in revitalizing specific neighborhoods helping to create inclusive and prosperous communities.

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