We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be healthy, regardless of income, race, education, or where they live. Opportunities for health start long before illness or the need for medical care. Health begins in the places people live, work, learn, and play: In strong, loving families living in quality affordable housing. In neighborhoods with parks, sidewalks, and paths that promote exercise and play, and where sources of affordable, healthy foods are nearby. And in communities committed to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. DevNW works alongside our neighbors and community partners to advocate for positive policy change to revitalize low income neighborhoods so they too are neighborhoods of opportunity. We build affordable housing and develop commercial real estate to help revitalize neighborhoods and create opportunities for everyone to be healthy and thrive. DevNW employs community health workers to help our tenants navigate health services and resources.
“We’ve made new friends, and have really enjoyed participating in the community garden. The best part is that I feel totally safe here. There is a lot of camaraderie.” — Nancy D., resident