The Community Boat Project goes beyond boats

The Community Boat Project (CBP) has expanded their efforts and created a new program, Shelter from the Storm. The program provides paid internships to 18-25 year-olds in Jefferson County and teaches job and life skills through building tiny houses. The houses they produce are then offered to members of the community.  There are not enough skilled workers in Jefferson County in the … Read more

OlyCap Project Moves Forward, 44 units for JeffCo families and individuals

Title: OlyCap project moves forward, 44 units for JeffCo families and individualsAfter nearly 13 years of no new multi-family affordable housing construction in Jefferson County, OlyCap is moving forward through a partnership with the County to build a 44-unit apartment complex in Port Townsend! The multi-story building on 7th and Hendricks will offer studios through … Read more

Community for Co-Ops!

Not long ago, a few concerned community members attended a training on housing cooperatives, and wondered how they could promote more of this type of inclusive, affordable housing here in Jefferson County. Together they launched the Quimper Housing Development Cooperative as a way to support the development of alternative community-based solutions to affordable housing. QHDC serves as … Read more

Bayside Housing expand their mission to meet the workforce housing need

Local homeowners have a new opportunity to help bring permanently affordable housing to those who need it most in our community.  Bayside Housing, having run their transitional housing project at the Old Alcohol Plant since 2016, has seen time and time again that their clients struggle to subsequently find long-term places to live that are … Read more

Vermonters find ways to make modular housing accessible and sustainable

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011, Vermonters assessed the statewide damage and noticed that mobile home residents were disproportionately affected by this extreme weather event. Mobile homes have historically offered an affordable housing solution for many families, but because they are less well insulated and are typically propped up on … Read more