151 HUMANS and
24 LOCAL BUSINESSES
KEEPING BELLTOWN AFFORDABLE.
EVERYONE DESERVES OPPORTUNITY.
A BETTER WAY FORWARD
Rise Up Belltown is a grassroots community organization, working to preserve and create affordability in Belltown, in Seattle, WA. We are telling the story of what’s here to love, building strength by connecting as a community, and working with allies to build a Seattle Community and Affordability Network.
BELLTOWN IS A SPECIAL PLACE!
Check out this short video about what makes this place so beloved by its people, produced by some of the fabulous #HumansOfBelltown.
LOCAL PEOPLE. LOCAL BUSINESS.
As part of our efforts to grow our community, we've launched the Belltown Oversight and Advisory Team which is a list of humans and businesses that support our campaign for Belltown. You can meet the whole BOAT, or check out our shout out to local businesses that have gotten on the BOAT.
Every single day for the past quarter century, it has become incrementally more expensive to live or do business in Belltown. In the last decade alone, residential rents have skyrocketed and beloved local businesses have been lost and pushed out.
The relative decline in affordability for both residents and business has caused a massive displacement of Belltown’s longstanding creative communities, including artists, musicians, dancers, stylists, performers, and many other others. It has also become nearly impossible for most service industry employees to have any hope of finding housing within Seattle, let alone in Belltown itself.