Family through and through.
The story of HomeStreet Bank is truly one of family. For most of our history we were a business led by members of the Williams family. Now, we’re a network of branches on the West Coast and Hawaii that still feels a whole lot like family. See what our employees, partners, and customers are saying has kept HomeStreet feeling like family for 100 years.
As Governor, I want to congratulate you on your centennial anniversary. Reaching the 100-year mark is an occasion most worthy of celebrating. Washington State is proud to call HomeStreet Bank one of our own. I’m thankful for the contributions you make to the communities in our state and the impact you make on our residents. I look forward to watching HomeStreet’s continued growth and success in the coming years.
I urge you to remain steadfast in your commitment to the betterment of your community. May you continue to enrich the lives of your customers and communities through intentional relationships, consistent integrity, and financial expertise for the next 100 years.
Plymouth Housing is grateful for HomeStreet Bank’s long-standing dedication and support of our mission to end homelessness. Over the years, HomeStreet Bank and its employees have invested deeply in Plymouth’s work by serving meals to our residents at the Pacific Hotel, volunteering their time and expertise on our Board of Trustees as well as providing financial support to our signature fundraising events. Their contributions have helped us elevate and expand our mission to provide permanent supportive housing to people experiencing homelessness. We extend our congratulations to HomeStreet Bank in celebration of their 100-year Anniversary and applaud their unwavering commitment to advancing the health and well-being of everyone in our community.
Women in Need is fortunate to have a partnership with a solid, caring, and community-minded business like HomeStreet Bank. With their financial support, WIN is proud to have established the first home for Domestic Violence survivors with their children and comfort pets in 2020. For the past three years, HomeStreet Bank has also provided financial literacy workshops every quarter for our WIN clients. As a result, clients have learned how to budget, create savings, reduce debt, build assets, and increase credit scores. As a leading sponsor for our WIN for WIN Casino Events, HomeStreet Bank has continued to support our mission of Empowering Hawaii’s families to lead healthy and full lives!
Women in Need
HomeStreet Bank has been a leader within the Mortgage Bankers Association for nearly a century, going back to before 1933, when the bank’s founder W. Walt Williams was nominated to be MBA’s President. Walt’s son, Walter B. Williams continued the Bank’s commitment to industry leadership by also serving as MBA President in the 1970s. To this day, HomeStreet’s dedication to a better mortgage banking industry, and the customers they serve, is reflected in the wide array of company executives who participate within MBA’s leadership and on specific community-based projects. These leaders include former Executive Vice President Rich Bennion, who served as chair of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors and was the 2018 winner of the Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award for his dedication and prominent service to MBA and the mortgage lending industry. MBA is a better organization for HomeStreet Bank’s engagement, and we look forward to continuing our partnership for the next 100 years.
CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association
Seafair and HomeStreet Bank share many values including connecting our local communities through celebration. Partnering with them is a natural alliance between two iconic northwest organizations. HomeStreet Bank has secured the title sponsorship of one of Seattle’s beloved traditions of hydroplane racing at Seafair, and they continue to push the sport to become more competitive and exciting. HomeStreet’s commitment to a longstanding relationship with Seafair permits us to create memories for millions of people together each year. Seafair wishes HomeStreet Bank a very happy 100th anniversary!
President and CEO, Seafair
For 100 years, HomeStreet Bank has been lending strength to its communities. Through its participation in Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines’ Affordable Housing Program, HomeStreet Bank has provided $9 million in equity to support the construction and rehabilitation of 28 affordable rental and homeownership projects, which are home to 1,225 low- and moderate-income households. Additionally, HomeStreet Bank has provided another $1.8 million in down payment equity to help 323 low- and moderate-income households purchase their first home and build their futures. The employees at HomeStreet Bank approach their community work with enthusiasm, creativity, commitment, and professionalism. All the best for another 100 successful years — Happy Anniversary!
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Affordable Housing Program
As a part of the community that is also deeply rooted in Seattle’s history, the partnership between Husky Athletics and HomeStreet Bank means so much on many levels. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with an organization with similar core values and who is dedicated to helping those in our community every day. We celebrated 100 years of Husky Stadium this past Fall and we congratulate our partner, HomeStreet Bank on joining the club. Here’s to the next 100 years!
General Manager, Huskies Sports Properties
The Washington Bankers Association congratulates HomeStreet Bank on its 100-year anniversary! The HomeStreet Bank brand is well known for its legacy of serving customers as well as participation in their communities and it is a pleasure to be able to count them as members. I am particularly grateful for HomeStreet’s continued involvement in our central missions – advocacy and education. Whether it is joining us in Olympia to ensure good public policy, or participating in our education or networking events, HomeStreet remains dedicated to helping its employees and clients succeed. Here’s to the first 100 years and the next!
President and CEO, Washington Bankers Association
The service at my branch here in El Cajon, CA is the best banking service I have ever experienced. I am 63 years old and have been banking since my paper route days when I was 10 years old. The team at my HomeStreet Branch provides service beyond expectation with a warm greeting, friendly smile, and mutual respect. The team’s professional expertise has been beyond reproach. Thank you very much for taking such good care of me and my family!
El Cajon Branch
I’m proud to celebrate our rich history as we turn 100 years old! HomeStreet Bank is a uniquely special organization that values the insights and contributions of all its employees. Working in an inclusive culture built on trust and respect, I learned early in my career that it is my job to keep the culture alive. It is a privilege and honor to work for a community bank that continues to do the right thing for our employees, customers, and communities. Happy Birthday, HomeStreet!
EVP, Retail Banking Director, HomeStreet Bank
My clients are the heart of what I do and why I love my job. I’ve been with HomeStreet Bank for 39 years, because our clients are the heart of the company, too. Starting with the Williams family, and throughout the challenging economic cycles of the past decades, HomeStreet has taken its role in the community seriously. I’ve seen the cycles, and I’ve seen how the company has weathered them all and helped our clients do the same. I began doing loans in 1983 for HomeStreet clients, and now, in 2021, I’m doing loans for many of their grandchildren. I consider it a privilege to work with multiple generations of families, and to stand alongside them during some of the most important times in their lives. I’m proud to have done it at HomeStreet, where many of my clients and my co-workers are also lifelong friends.
Senior Loan Officer, HomeStreet Bank
When COVID-19 emerged, creating disruption and uncertainty within my small business, HomeStreet Bank stepped up and relentlessly helped me navigate and secure a PPP loan. They took on my stress and frustration with a challenging situation as their own and took away any uncertainties I had. They aided my company and employees in a challenging time. For that, I am grateful and could not recommend a more caring bank.
Customer, Ron Hilliard
Pacific Geomatic Services
As a very young married adult, I moved across the country to Tacoma, Washington. I was very fortunate to be hired by HomeStreet Bank. HomeStreet has supported and guided me throughout my career. I’ve made many close relationships with other employees as well as others who have left. I feel comfort in knowing HomeStreet cares about its employees and our communities and continues to make good decisions about its future. For these reasons, HomeStreet means family to me. The feeling of stability, good decision-making, dedication, and caring are all qualities of a great family. I will be forever grateful. Happy 100th birthday, HomeStreet!
Single Family Tech Helpdesk Coordinator, HomeStreet Bank
I love the personal treatment I get at the Madison Park branch and the proactive notices I receive if there are unusual charges on my credit or debit accounts. The branch staff is incredibly nice, helpful, and friendly. It’s like having a thoughtful member of a family that looks out for you. This, of course, is incredibly important when it comes to personal finances!
Madison Park Branch
Over the years, HomeStreet Bank has engrained itself into the fabric of my life. It’s a workplace where I’ve been able to build long-lasting relationships. The culture we’ve built for our customers—putting people and our communities first—has been so rewarding. To greet our customers by name and share important moments of life together is the best part of this bank. To support our local community and businesses big and small with care and Aloha is what makes this a great workplace to be a part of. It’s been an amazing 100 years and I hope 100+ more to come!
SVP, Retail Banking Regional Manager, HomeStreet Bank
I am proud to work for HomeStreet Bank. I like being a long-standing part of the history of the bank and sharing that with newer employees. There have been a lot of changes over the years but one thing that has not changed is community involvement. The Williams family set a precedence in the community which has carried on over the years. When I attend a volunteer event, I put on my blue HomeStreet shirt with pride and feel good about my small contribution to the community.
VP, Post Closing Operations Manager, HomeStreet Bank