In a small community like Jefferson County, there’s not one centralized place where people post and look for rentals, and many opportunities are passed through word-of-mouth. The below list include the most common places that people tend to post information about rentals – whether you are seeking a rental or a tenant, these are the places to look.
If there is a resource that you know of that isn’t on this list, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Looking for information on tenant-landlord laws? Visit our Stay Housed: Tenant & Landlord Education page.
- Housing Link – Housing Solutions Network own housing platform to connect home seekers with home providers.
- Port Townsend Leader Classifieds – local newspaper with new listings every Wednesday
General Search Engines
- Craigslist – Olympic Peninsula
- Zillow – Rental listings only.
- Jefferson County, WA Rentals – Facebook group dedicated to posts about places for rent and people seeking rentals.
- Facebook Marketplace – Rental listings only. Tends to be limited for Jefferson County, but includes surrounding communities
- NextDoor.com – social app for neighbors where you can connect around housing needs and more.
Property Management Groups
- Port Townsend Food Co-op – bulletin board has a ‘housing’ section
- Chimacum Corner Farmstand – has bulletin in back with occasional postings of available rentals and people seeking rentals
For information on rent increases, evictions, rent assistance, legal aid and fair fair housing laws check out our Stay Housed: Tenant & Landlord Education page
Home Repairs for Low Income Home Owners
Real Estate Professionals for Affordable Housing (REPAH) provides funding for home repairs. Low income home owners who need assistance to keep their homes livable can fill out the REPAH Application. Recent repairs include septic, bathroom repairs, water heaters, windows, wheel chair ramps, grab bars, roofing repairs and water leaks. REPAH has a maximum repair budget of $2500 for each home owner.
Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County provides home repair assistance through a no-interest loan to residents of Quilcene and Brinnon who meet their criteria.
Olycap offers a home repair and weatherization program for qualifying houses through a deferred loan program.
Below is a list of local, regional, statewide and national funding and lending resources. The list is not exhaustive, nor is it an indication that your project will be a fit. We encourage you to research each funding source and work with their team to determine if you should apply.