Housing Link

Are you seeking housing?

Do you have housing to offer?

Our new Housing Link project is an effort to introduce Home Seekers with Home Providers. Folks in need of housing are able to post a simple description of what they’re looking for, and those who have housing to share will be able to review the listings to find a potential match for what they have to offer. HSN will make the initial introduction, after which it is up to each party to decide whether to move forward together.

Housing Solutions Network does not provide any screening of either the Home Seekers or Home Provider and we are encouraging sensitive information remain undisclosed until both parties consent to being introduced. The Housing Link is completely free.

Housing Link profiles will be prioritized by the following criteria:
-People who work for employers or small business owners who serve Jefferson County
– People who are seeking rentals under $2,000/mo and purchases under $300,000

If your profile does not meet this criteria, it is subject to review and may not be posted.

ALL postings will have an expiration of 60 days. Home seekers can resubmit their forms after that period.

Housing Solutions Network cannot be held responsible for the conduct of renters or landlords. This is simply a service to introduce people who may enter into a housing relationship.

Home Seekers interested in posting can fill out this form to start, and once completed, will be contacted by an HSN representative.

Home Seekers

Step One: Fill out this form to start your post

Step Two: Review the Housing Link post for accuracy; profiles are valid for 60 days and will automatically be removed unless otherwise communicated by seeker.

Step Three: Wait to be contacted by HSN about an inquiry

Home Providers

Step One: Review the Housing Link posts

Step Two: Contact HSN to inquire about a post

Step Three: Provide housing to a community member

Current Home Seekers

Jess

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: 1 or room in home

Price Range: $500

Pets: 0

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Functional art, people, veganism

Occupation: Caregiver, personal chef
 

Short Story: I am a very responsible renter, never missing a rental payment. I live quietly, and spend a lot of my personal time on art projects. I am calm and grounded, and love people.

Liz + Willie

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene, Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2 – 3 bedroom

Price Range: <$450,000

Pets: 2 large breed dogs 

Vehicles: 2

Interests: We are interested in space for outdoor gardening, we love hiking and riding our bikes, and playing with our pups.

Occupation: One of us is a local non-profit exec. and the other works for the County.

Short Story: We love this area + community and want to stay- our next step in that process is home ownership/security. We are young, working professionals looking for our first home. We have been priced out of the current market and are looking for an opportunity to stay (and thrive) in this community!

Phil

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental with garage workspace and temporary parking for customer’s cars. Or land lease for RV.

Preferred Location: Chimacum, Port Hadlock

Number of Bedrooms: 1, or RV site with electricity, water and gray water hookups

Price Range: $450/month if I need to keep my storage unit or $750/month if there’s a work space I can use

Pets: none

Vehicles: 1 motorcycle

Interests: Surfing the internet, tinkering on various engineering experiments, car repair

Occupation: Mechanic & dishwasher at Finnriver in Chimacum, working 4 days a week a little over two years now

Short Story: I’m in my 50’s and usually not making much of a disturbance in the neighborhood. A jack of all trades, McGyver & tinkerer, able to repair or make all manner of things. I usually do everything around the house, from cleaning moss off roofs, pruning & mowing the grass, shoveling snow, painting fences, fixing garage doors, gates, plumbing, appliances, house wiring. I don’t watch TV, smoke or use drugs. Drink a little beer & cider now & then. My best references are at work, as that’s where anyone has been around me the most.

Landis

Tenants: 4

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, Quilcene, Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 3, 3+ or other alternative, flexible space.

Price Range:Rent: <$2000/mo, Purchase: <$400,000 

Pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Permaculture, restoration, wildlife habitat, beekeeping, growing medicinal herbs + gardening

Occupation: Professionals

Short Story: Middle aged professionals with two older kids looking for solid, affordable housing, in Jefferson County

Holly

Tenants: 3

Seeking: Rental, Home-share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range: $1,000-$1,400

Pets: No

Vehicles: 0

Interests: Learning English

Occupation: Pharmacist but looking for a position that will help with English acquisition.

Short Story: We are an Afghan family seeking refuge in the US. A Sponsorship Circle brought us to Port Townsend and supports our efforts to be part of this community. Storya (wife) was a teacher and our 2.5 year old daughter is an eager learner.

Janet

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, 2

Price Range: $1,000-1,900

Pets: 2 neutered cats

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Reading, gardening, news

Occupation: Retired writer and wildlife rehabilitation, housemate works at O’Reillys. 

Short Story: My housemate and I live very quietly, entertained principally by the cats and the internet.

Abbi

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, ADU, Apartment 

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, 2

Price Range: $850-1,100

Pets: No

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Flowers, beaches, natures, activities outside

Occupation: Care giving and bartending/serving

Short Story: Escaped abusive ex fiancé 1year ago, been in turmoil searching for housing for my daughter (1.5) years old, have limited family but my mother does stay in Port Townsend and that is why I want to be in the area and I want to raise my daughter in a great community like this. I work basically everyday except Fridays. I have referrals from dove house and olycap and grants and funds to help me get into a place. I have been able to save some money up while living at bayside not much but some but also need to purchase a reliable car soon. I have never rented I lived in my exes house for years.
I have zero credit because I wasn’t allowed to have control over my finances.
I’ve worked really hard to build us a new life. I also go to school part time at PCC online right now.

 

Carol

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: 1-2

Price Range: <$1,200

Pets: One, Cutest 2 y/0 Sheltie with vision problems

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Knitting, photography, design, exercise classes, singing, handbells

Occupation: Assistant to Executive Director of arts nonprofit, also freelance web design and training

Short Story: Retired Maine sheep farmer without a farm or sheep. Came to Port Townsend 10 years ago, worked on the ferry dock for five years. I now live in an adequate rental, quasi-substandard, but in a good place. Just found out my rent is going up astronomically, but my income isn’t. I’m very handy and love to mow the yard and garden.

Hayley

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, Temporary Residence (1-3 months)

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, Quilcene, Anywhere in Jefferson County, Clallam County

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, trailer/tiny home/RV, cottage

Price Range: <$2,000 

Pets: No

Vehicles: 1

Interests: I like nature and art and cooking

Occupation: 

Short Story: I am 27 years old, my boyfriend and I are in recovery and enrolled in chemical dependency treatment while in the middle of a cps dependency case. All we need is housing then we will be able to get our 7 month old daughter back.

Kimberley

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, or 2

Price Range: $800

Pets: 1 well behaved cat

Vehicles: 0

Interests: Cycling

Occupation: Currently working full time as a human resources generalist

Short Story: Clean, respectful, responsible individual, who returned to Port Townsend to care for an elderly parent, but would appreciate having a space of her own to call home.

Carolina

Tenants: 3

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County, Sequim

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range: $1,000/month

Pets: 1 Hamster in a cage

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Waldorf education, nature, art, music, homesteading, natural health, being good people.

Occupation: Teacher, detoxification specialist, nanny, artist, writer, mother.

Short Story: My small family is seeking our home sweet Home. We have excellent references and spotless rental history. We are honest, thoughtful, kind, genuine, responsible, and tidy human beings. We just want to create a loving home for our family to live and thrive in.

Dori

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow

Number of Bedrooms: 1-2

Price Range: $1,000-$1,200/month (depending on size)

Pets: 1 ESA (cat)

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Reading , Walking on local trails

Occupation: Retired

Short Story: Quiet, N/S, No drugs Excellent professional local references. Stellar rental history.
Current landlord selling my place. Have 90 days to find a place.

Cheryl

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-share, Short term or Long Term

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: $750-850/mo depending on situation + utilities

Pets: No

Vehicles: 1

Interests: 

Occupation: 

Short Story: After 7 years, my elderly landlords need their ADU now and I’m looking for a long-term rental. I have all the right yeses and noes: Yes to quietude, stability, friendliness and self-sufficiency, reliable income, excellent references; no to drugs (incl. tobacco), psychodrama, pets (but I enjoy and get on well with them and other animals). I maintain a simple, low-impact lifestyle and value good communication skills. If helpful, I can offer responsible, protective presence in a landlord’s absence. I am available for an extended home-sit, and would be open to discuss a mutually beneficial arraignment.

Emmy Joy

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Partial Work Trade

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: $300-800

Pets: No

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Singing, dancing, gardening, meditation, cold plunging, qi gong, earth gym, animals, baking, forest time

Occupation: Gardener

Short Story: I desire to have privacy while also connection with home/land owners that are on site, to share like minded approaches to caring for the Land and one another, in gathering for gardening, music, dance, meditation, qi gong, meals, or animal care. Ideally, I am wanting to be in good relationship with land/home owner so that I trust my ability to stay on the Land for the rest of my life. I want to create deep roots with the right family or community in this area.

Terry 

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Home-share, Temporary Residence (1-3 months)

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, 

Number of Bedrooms: 1,2

Price Range: $500/mo

Pets: 1 Dog, 13 y/o

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Permaculture, creating community, art

Occupation: Teacher children

Short Story: I am a 66yo female and I have previously lived in Port Townsend for four years, moved away during COVID-19 because my housing sold. Now I am back because I missed my community.

Elaine

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-Share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Ludlow

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, 2

Price Range: $1700/mo

Pets: 1 Dog

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Pilates, gardening, hiking, reading

Occupation: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Short Story: I am currently living in lovely 2100 sq ft house. My husband and I have rented for 5 years. He died this past year and I am looking to downsize.

Lindsey

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-Share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend 

Number of Bedrooms: 1,2, 3

Price Range: If I’m renting a one bedroom no more than $1200, if I’m renting a room out no more than $2200

Pets: Yes, a sweet and clean/housebroken Great Dane.

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Outdoor activities, watching series, cooking, yoga

Occupation: Server/massage therapist, soon to be a real estate broker

Short Story: I grew up in this town and provide help with service jobs that are needed in this town. My family lives here and I moved to help out with my moms care and to be close to family and friends.

Violet

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, Home-share, Temporary Residence (1 – 3 months), Land lease for RV or tiny house on wheels, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum, Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, or 2

Price Range: $400 for land rent, $750 for yurt, apartment, or co-housing

Pets: None

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Hiking, photography, permaculture, growing food forests, medicinal herb gardening, growing food as medicine for my family and community.

Occupation: I am a behavioral therapist, researcher, content writer, photographer and reiki practitioner.

Short Story: I am a single mother with great personal and professional references, reliable income and access to housing grants. I have experience living in community as well as experience managing rentals and co-housing with compassionate communication. My small family is looking for a family friendly ADU, tiny home, cabin, apartment, yurt, apartment or co-housing community space. 

Arianna

Tenants: 3

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Price Range: $1,800

Pets: 1 Well-behaved cat

Vehicles: 1

Interests: I enjoy cooking, cleaning, ALL forms of art and being a mommy to my 4 month old and my husband is a musician, the BEST cook, and enjoys working to provide for our family.

Occupation: I am currently a full time stay at home mother and occasionally babysit for others! My husband is our provider.

Short Story: My husband and I are clean, rather quiet, and very respectful people. We have a 4 month old son and are mainly focused on finding a comfortable, clean, and safe environment for him to grow up in!

Erin

Tenants: 3

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: 2,3

Price Range: $2,000

Pets: 1 Dog, 1 Cat

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Herbal medicine, gardening, hiking, dancing

Occupation: Naturopathic Doctor

Short Story: Single mom with 2 kids every other week. They go to school in PT and we want to be somewhere on the bus route. In town would be great but we would be happy on the outskirts like Disco Bay or Kala point too.

Tracey

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: $1,600

Pets: 2 Indoor cats

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Gardening, reading, crafting

Occupation: Multiple

Short Story: I am 56 year old female. Moved from Everett to be close to mom in Port Hadlock due to failing health. Currently Airbnb with positive rating in Sequim. Responsible, quiet, independent and resourceful. Excellent work and rental history.

Hal-Wayne

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: $1,000

Pets: 1 cat (ESA)

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Singing, Music, Outdoors, Food

Occupation: Environmental Public Health

Short Story: I am a respectful and courteous individual looking to relocate closer to my place of work after spending my first few months commuting from Kitsap. I’ve always loved the area and look forward to living here.

Courtney + Felix

Tenants: 4

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2,3,4

Price Range: $1,500-rent, <$400,000- purchase

Pets: 0

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Soccer, gardening, reading, community organizing, exploring nature with our kids

Occupation: Fisherman and mom

Short Story: We are a young family, have lived in Jefferson County for 6 years. My husband and his son immigrated from Mexico. We love it here and love raising our two children (6 months and 9 years old) here by the water and the woods. Our current trailer rental is not a sound structure, health hazards for our kids. We are seeking a better place to live that we can afford. We would love, love to buy a home, but are also very open to a new rental of that makes more sense for the time being.

Tawny

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental; Section 8 Fed. Assistance

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2, or 1+ bonus room

Price Range: <$1300; dependent on housing type, Section 8 Voucher covered

Pets: 2 beloved cats yet moving is of paramount importance

Vehicles: 0

Interests: I’m a 59 yr old Praying Grandma of 8, single mom of 7. I’ve been a survivor all my life. Retired RN I love being a homemaker, voracious reader & ancient history buff, cooking, family time and quality improvement in life! Kindness is vital to all relationships.

Occupation: Retired healthcare professional, long-term care + grandmother

Short Story: I’ve been blessed to have the awesome landlords I’ve had over 2 yrs. They are selling all their rentals but have kindly allowed my son and I to extend our stay nearly a year due to severe health concerns & present circumstances. I was diagnosed w/ bowel cancer just days after turning 59 last December. 

Elena

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Temporary Rental (1-3 months)

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: <$1,000

Pets: No

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Anything outdoor related! Reading and Art!

Occupation: Wildland Firefighter

Short Story: I’m a seasonal wildland firefighter for the Washington DNR looking for a place to stay for the summer season!

Logan

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-Share, Temporary Residence (1-3 months)

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, trailer/tiny home/RV, cottage

Price Range:$400 (room) – $1000 (1 bdrm) 

Pets: No

Vehicles: Not at this time, but possible

Interests: Animation, Disability Justice, Art, Physics, and other science and justice oriented things

Occupation: Teacher, Student

Short Story: Student at the PT school of woodworking for 9 months. I am quiet and clean. I like to farm, cook, and watch cartoons. I hope to get outdoors more. I love to help people. That’s me in a nutshell; sometimes I’m the nut, other times, the shell.

Housing Definitions

Rental: This can be renting a whole house, an apartment, or an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

Home-Share: This refers to the renting of bedrooms in a house and sharing amenities.

Temporary Stay: This is a one to three month stay in a traditional rental or home-share.

Land Lease: This is the act of leasing a portion of land for a self-contained RV or tiny house on wheels to park.

Purchase: This is for those looking to support our local economy by selling to an existing community member or someone who will be working in a local job.

Find resources on how to rent out spaces, here.

 

Remember: Do not share sensitive and personal information via email or phone.

Fair Housing Laws 101: It is illegal to discriminate against a tenant (deny housing) on the basis of their:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Creed
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Veteran / Military Status
  • Disability
  • Marital Status
  • Familial Status (families with children under the age of 18, or who are expecting a child)

Fair housing laws in Washington State are governed by the federal Fair Housing Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination. Federal laws are enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and state laws by the Washington State Human Rights Commission. Read more here.

What is affordable in Jefferson County?

A person making minimum wage ($13.69/hour) and working full time should be paying just $711 for their total monthly housing costs, including all utilities, for those costs to be affordable.

The median wage in Jefferson County in 2019 was $21.84. Half of all local wages were equal to or greater than this number, and half were equal to or less than this number. A full-time worker making the median wage should pay no more than $1,135 for their total housing costs.

Read more about affordable housing here.

Please use this table to determine what is deemed affordable by the US government and Washington State.

HUD Jefferson County, WA FY 2021 & FY 2020

Fair Market Rents By Unit Bedrooms

YearEfficiency (Studio)One-BedroomTwo-BedroomThree-BedroomFour-Bedroom
FY 2021 FMR$638$771$964$1,380$1,663
FY 2020 FMR$693$781$1,020$1,471$1,663