Sustaining Our Mission

Recently I was talking to a friend who works at Dove House about their recruiting. She told me that they had found an excellent candidate for a job opening, who unfortunately couldn’t take the position because she could not find housing. For nonprofits and businesses alike, the lack of housing makes providing services and sustaining staff an ongoing challenge.

My first home…because of my community – Siobhan Canty

I moved to Jefferson County in May of 2017 when I accepted the position of Executive Director at the Jefferson Community Foundation. Via Craigslist, I found a cute little house in Port Townsend to rent. To my surprise, the rent was the same amount I had been paying in Seattle. This posed a challenge as … Read more My first home…because of my community – Siobhan Canty

Building our own tiny home with our community’s help – Laura and Logan

In 2016, we embarked on an incredible journey together of building a tiny house. We had nearly no experience with any of the techniques involved in building a house, but with so many resources out there, we were sure we could pull it off. While we tapped into many different resources, from books to YouTube, … Read more Building our own tiny home with our community’s help – Laura and Logan

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 The Community Boat Project goes beyond boats

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

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 Community for Co-Ops!