HOME OWNERSHIP - DEBRA GALLAGHER at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR 360-473-0328 after you have read the following information ~ call and set up an appointment! 

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The Homeownership Program is offered to eligible Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) voucher holders. The program allows participants to have their housing subsidy applied towards a monthly mortgage payment, after a home is purchased. Residents who wish to join the program must meet certain eligibility requirements and when deemed eligible they are required to attend a homeownership orientation and education course in order to prepare for homeownership. Participants select homes for purchase and secure their own mortgage financing through a lender.

Similarities between renting with BHA and Homeownershiptall attached lamp

  • Residents contribute 30% of their income towards either their monthly rent or a mortgage.
  • BHA uses the same payment standard as used in calculating a housing assistance payment for renting an apartment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a resident in “good standing” with no lease violations or outstanding rent payments
  • Must be a first-time homebuyer
  • Must have been working full time, consistently for one year and work equal to or more than 30 hours/week.
  • No minimum income requirement for the elderly (62+) or disabled (head of household or their spouse)
  • Credit scores of 640 or above for mortgage applicants
  • Must have a minimum of $1,000 in savings

Eligible Home must be located within Kitsap County

  • Must be owner occupied
  • Must pass Housing Quality Standards (HQS)

Duration of Mortgage Subsidy

  • 15 year mortgage for working voucher holder
  • 30 years if resident is elderly (62 years or older) or disabled at the time of purchase

We will be having an introduction to the Bremerton Housing Scholarship on
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00
at The Summit Apartments at 4650 Bay Vista Blvd in Bremerton.
The BHA Scholarship is open to Bremerton Housing participants.

Thank you for your interest!

Follow this link to see the certificates that are offered and instructions on the application process: https://bremertonhousing.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2jv8e3q6spn
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The Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) is pleased to announce the new partnership with Olympic College offering scholarship opportunities. The partnership is designed to promote opportunities to enrich lives through education, training and personal development. This program is available to any resident living in housing subsidized by BHA and/or Public Housing, including those receiving a Section 8 voucher through Housing Kitsap. The BHA Scholarship is implemented by BHA's Community Connections Team (CCT) located at The Summit at Bay Vista. Resource Coordinators on the CCT provide one on one support to individuals working toward reaching self-sufficiency.
The coordinators will be available to provide additional information and assist residents interested in applying for the
scholarship if they need help with the application process or have questions.

The scholarship recipient is responsible for buying their own paper, pens and other school supplies needed for classes. Contact Information: Carol Zborowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (360-473-0325) or Debra Gallagher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (360-473-0328) - Community Resource Coordinators


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AUTISM WORKSHOP on TUESDAY, MARCH 27th from 5:30 - 8:30 at The Summit. This workshop is sponsored by the Parenting Coalition. Please call Melissa Lund if you would like to attend. Melissa brings sandwiches for a light dinner and she needs to know how many people to expect. Workshop is held in the lobby of the The Summit Apartments - we hope you will join us!

headstandA local resident & mother, Amber, has started a support group for families, residents, or non-residents who have children in the foster care system. Amber would like to begin a discussion on how to support your children, your families, or the family that is taking care of your children. Amber has asked Jeannie Johns, Fostering Together Program, to come along side her and offer advice and experience with her many years having foster kids in her home. They will begin meeting TWICE a month beginning THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH from 2:00 - 3:15 and then again THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH from 2:00 - 3:15. Meetings will be at The Summit @ 4650 Bay Vista Blvd in Bremerton in the Community Connections meeting room in the BASEMENT. Grab a cup of coffee at the Bay Vista Cafe and then join us in the meeting room. 
Questions? Call AMBER 360-277-6619 or JEANNIE @ 360-265-3398one girl bee

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS starts up every TUESDAY ~ March 6th at 11:30 a.m. with Jim. Email Jim if you have questions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SMART PHONE CLASS at The Pearl every TUESDAY from 1:30 - 2:30 ~ follow the link for more information bee to the righ GIF

West Sound Youth for Christ here at The Summit on Mondays from 4:00 - 4:30.
All YOUTH are encouraged to attend! If parents want to drop off the kids, WSYFC will be able to take them home!
Come to the meeting, have a snack and make connections with kids in the area            SEE YOU SOON!juming rope
2:00 - 3:00 on Wednesday, March 7th is the BHA Scholarship Meeting. Join us to learn how the scholarship works and how to apply!
2:00 - 4:00 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD here The Summit Computer Lab. The Kitsap Regional Library will be teaching us how to download books and music to our phone and/or computers! Come join us! Open to the public and resident alike!

Coffee & Canvas with Carita - 16 ADULTS slots available to come PAINT with Carlita. Coffee provided by our very own Summit Bay Espresso. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Carol @ coffee cup steaming360-473-0325
Childcare Presentation THURSDAY, MARCH 22 from 12:00 - 1:00 here @ The Summit. Light lunch provided for attendees. DSHS will talk about how to find childcare, where to find childcare, how to qualify for subsidy for childcare. Come join us for this informative session!Good Luck
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Friday, March 23 from 9:00 - 12:00 is MOVIE DAY! A Room with a View will be showing @ The Pearl (550 Russell Road). Join us for some popcorn and a movie!
Don't forget that the BOOKMOBILE is onsite between The Summit Apartments and Bay Vista South the 2nd SAT and 4th SAT every month. Come check out a book or a movie and chat with the librarian.
AARP is back on site at The Summit Bay Vista Apartment
Every Monday
Every Friday
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
beginning Friday, February 2, 2018
no income limits ~ first come first served
FREE ... FREE ... FREE ... FREE ... FREE ... FREE
Every Wednesday from 12:30 - 2:00 is a resident led Bible Study here at The Summitbird in flight
You are invited to join in and attend!
Meeting at the Community Connections room in the basement just past the Computer Lab in the basement of The Summit
Question? Call Carol at 360-473-0325

Check out our calendar & newsletter for: MARCH CALENDAR                              MARCH NEWSLETTER

What's coming up in March?   Coffee & Canvas for the local residents! Carlita will be teaching us how to paint a picture while we sip coffee and chat!



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This 6- to 12-week program emphasizes the basic skills needed to apply for entry level positions in the retail and food service industry. Trainees learn customer service techniques, cash handling, inventory management and the fundamentals of working at a cafe. Under the supervision of the On-the-Job Trainer, trainees work in a fully functional cafe open to the public. Trainees also have access to the computer lab on site where they can receive support in resume building and researching employment opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about the Barista Training Program, please contact Tasha Walton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 360-473-0324.

3 coffee cupsgirl drinking coffeeHere is the application for you to download and print out. Please bring the filled out application to Tasha (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at 4650 Bay Vista Blvd in Bremerton ~ we are in the basement of The Summit Apartments.

Hours of Operation  

"Did I hear you say 'OPPORTUNITY'?!!!!"

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ROSS is a resource available to residents of Public Housing. The Service Coordinator, Carol,  will facilitate the coordination of supportive services and other activities designed to help Public Housing residents attain economic and housing self-sufficiency.

Services are available for residents who live in public housing communities that are owned by The Bremerton Housing Authority. Available services include referrals for job training, financial literacy, wellness programs, basic education, career advancement and other supportive services for long-term economic self-sufficiency.

These services enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing sufficiency or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.

CURRENTLY WE HAVE: Smart Phone Class EVERY Tuesday from 1:30 - 2:30 at 550 Russell Road in Bremerton - at The Pearl Independent Senior Living Center.
This class is open to the PUBLIC and residents alike. We would love to have you join us. If you have questions - Call CAROL at 360-473-0325

Call Carol at 360-473-0325 if you have questions or would like to be connected to some services! 

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Bremerton Housing Authority
600 Park Avenue
Bremerton, WA  98337

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Closed Wednesdays and holidays


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