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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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Overview

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

BARISTA TRAINING PROGRAM

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HAPPY HOUR 11:00 - 12:00 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY at Bay Vista Espresso
beginning May 1, 2018
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.

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The Scholarship for Olympic College is now CLOSED for 2018. 
If you are interested in the KID CAMP SCHOLARSHIP,
please look under the Community Connections Program page.

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

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
The Scholarship is now CLOSED for 2018.

 June 2018

Every Wednesday from 12:30 - 2:00 is a resident led Bible Study here at The Summit 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

HAPPY HOUR at the Bay Vista Espresso Monday through Friday 11:00 -12:00 - $1.00 for a 12 oz drink HOT or COLD ~ Let the happiness begin!

NorthStar: Basic Computer Skills Certificate - Classes will be taught here at The Summit Computer Lab the 2nd and 4th FRIDAY of every month:  June 8th and June 22nd
Learning some new computer skills can look good on your resume or impress your boss! Call CAROL 360-473-0325 to sign up. Taught by Marwan Cameron from Gather Together, Grow Together.

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Join Jim Haney at The Summit Bay Vista on
TUESDAY, JUNE 12th FROM 12:00 - 3:30
FREE and open to the public! QUESTIONS? contact Jim Haney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual BHA meeting with Sarah VanCleve, Housing Director - meet at 
The Summit Bay Vista, 4650 Bay Vista Blvd, Tuesday, JUNE 5th from 10:00 - 10:30 in
the Community Connections Classroom past the computer lab.
Join us for an informative talk and update!

Kid with lunch trayFREE LUNCH for kids starts TUESDAY, JUNE 19th through the summer.
Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00 - kids ages zero to 18 years of age.
HOT lunch served on-time, 3 days a week, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

Check out our calendar & newsletter for:JUNE CALENDAR & JUNE NEWSLETTER 2018

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Pick a session and attend:
KIDS first! WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH 12:00 - 12:30 (right after hot lunch for kids) at The Bay Summit
ADULT session WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH 1:00 - 2:00 (kids can hang out in the computer lab while parents learn) at Bay Vista Summit
SENIOR session (55+) THURSDAY, JUNE 21st 1:00 - 2:00 at The Charter House
SENIOR session (55+) THURSDAY, JUNE 21st 1:00 - 2:00 at Tamarack Apartments Money Sign
                                                               
SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS! How do you sign up a kid? FOLLOW THIS LINK and fill out a FORM - call CAROL for questions 360-473-0325

 

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Bremerton Housing Authority
600 Park Avenue
Bremerton, WA  98337

Lobby Hours:
9:00am - 4:00pm Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri
Closed Wednesdays and holidays

 

Main Number: 360-479-3694
Inclement Weather Hotline: 360-616-7199
Telecommunication for hearing impaired TRS dial 7-1-1.
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