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.

*NEW!* Housing Link profiles will be prioritized by the following criteria, which represents up to 120% of the Area Median Income of Jefferson County Workforce: 


–  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

Individuals with profiles on this site are people who work for employers or small business owners who work/serve Jefferson County and are in the area median income of <120%.

If your housing opportunity falls above this guidance (<$2,ooo for rent incl. utilities, or <$300,000 for purchase), it is unlikely able to support the local workforce at this time. 

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

Megan

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental or home share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: 1, 2, or studio

Price Range: Up to $1000 all inclusive 

Pets: none

Interests: Nature, movement, herbalism, gardening, meditation

Occupation: My employer or small business serves Jefferson County

Short Story:Local long term resident looking for a sweet spot to call home. I’m a professional that loves nature!

Katrina (Nina)

Tenants: 3

Seeking: Rental or purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Price Range: $700-$1200

Pets: 1 dog

Interests: I do art and my husband plays keyboard and writes!

Short Story: PT born and raised. I want to move back to be closer to my mom & dad. I work full time and have been at my job 4 years and support my family. My husband will get a part time job and work on his writing while watching our two year old.

 

Nya C. 

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-Share

Preferred Location:Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: $700-$1,100

Pets: 1 Dog

Interests: Love gardening, outdoors, camping, hiking, collecting beach glass, beading, time with family.

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: I am a local resident of PT for 30 years and have raised both my sons here. Just bought half of a local established business in town. I am a clean and tidy person who loves her space and loves to garden . I enjoy my space but am also willing to home share if it is with right person . Have an elderly lab who is prob not around much longer, and she has been my best friend for 15 years. Would love to take care of your space and call it home . 

Ezra P.

Tenants: 3-4

Seeking: Rental, Temp. Residence (1-3 months)

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2,3,4

Price Range: $1200-$2000

Pets: No

Interests: Mindfulness, hiking, boats

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: Hi. We’re a small family looking to relocate to Jefferson county so I can attend the boat school on Oct 3, 2022. I have savings to pay living expenses and my partner is actively seeking employment in Jefferson county. We’re moving back to Washington from Colorado. Thanks for your help!

Griff K.

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-Share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: $500-$1500

Pets: No

Interests: 

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: I moved back to PT last year for my job in the boatyard, but my landlord is selling the house and my ability to work depends on finding housing soon! I work full time and make good money, just need somewhere, anywhere to live. Thanks.

Christina B. 

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location:Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, 2

Price Range:$900-$1,200

Pets: No

Interests: Parenting, outdoors, art, reading, cycling, hiking

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: My daughter, Berryesa, and I have been living in Port Townsend one year and absolutely love it here; it’s our home. We moved here from India. Berry lost her father last year to a blood clot, so I am a single parent.  I need a quiet neighborhood with ample space for a 4 year old who loves to sing and dance.  I have recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, so I need a very clean, dry and sunny residence to stay in. We are in transition to a cycling way of life and would love to be near any trails.

Catherine H. 

Tenants: 3

Seeking: Rental, Home-share, Land lease for RV or tiny house on wheels

Preferred Location:Port Townsend, Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 1, 2

Price Range:$600-$800

Pets: 1 Dog

Interests: Community, connection and safety.

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: My small family (myself and two young boys) is looking for a welcoming community. I am a hard-working and passionate person for community and family. I have been here in PT since the beginning of May and have already achieved full- time work with a great company. I have made solid connections to well known and respected people of the Jefferson community and I have references. Thank you for your consideration.

Miriam G.

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-share

Preferred Location:Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1, 2

Price Range:

Pets: None

Interests: Cooking, reading, theater, improv

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: Ethical, intelligent, & economical with Port Townsend flair!

Sarah S. 

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location:Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range:$800-$1,000

Pets: No

Interests: Kayaking, biking, golf & enjoy being outdoors

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: Woman seeking studio/1 bedroom with own kitchen & bath – preferred. I’m kind, funny and take great care of the space where I live. I enjoy gardening and helping others.

Karen

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range:$1,500

Pets: 2 Cats

Interests: Reiki, animals, health and wellness

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: 55, professional, clean, quiet woman who will begin working in Port Townsend as a nutritionist in August 2022.

Angie

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location:Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range:$1500-$2,000

Pets: 1 Cat

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Hiking & the outdoors, music, cooking

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: I moved to Port Townsend 6 years ago seeking a closer connection to the community in which I live. I worked very hard to establish myself, and am now able to make a modest living doing what I feel deeply passionate about: teaching music to the young and young-at-heart. However, real estate prices have now made it difficult for me to find a suitable house to buy or rent. I am seeking a home that has an outbuilding where I can continue to serve the community through teaching music. 

Heather

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

Number of Bedrooms: 2,3

Price Range: <$1200

Pets: No

Interests: Cooking, Hiking, Kayaking, Gardening/ Backyard Permaculture, Photography

Occupation: My employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: I’m a 48 y.o. woman looking for a quiet place my Mom and I can call home. I have a small design business with several local clients and have gotten to know and love Port Townsend and the area. I’ve been involved with the Transition movement since living in Germany and am interested in volunteering locally (Eat Local, Renewable Energy, Housing). We are both friendly, calm and respectful with a love of the outdoors and nature, interested in short to long-term accommodation, co-housing or ADU.

Erin

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range:$500-$1,000

Pets: No

Vehicles: 

Interests: Hiking, baking, art

Occupation: Yes my employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: Seeking one bedroom or studio to rent, and or room rented out situation. The house that I live in currently is very over crowded and emotionally unstable. I’m clean, quiet and respectful. I’ll also be gone for 8 hours a day because my job provides me a place to work.

R. Christopher

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, Land lease for RV or Tiny House on Wheels, Lease to Own

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range:<$1,050 + power and water

Pets: No

Vehicles: 

Interests: Writers

Occupation: Yes my employer serves Jefferson County

Short Story: We are married business/health professionals praying for a place to possibly move some storage, optionally to park a fifth wheel and one vehicle or have a daylight basement, cottage, or indoor bed & bath to continue home office working schedule.

Drew

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-share

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range:$600-$900

Pets: No

Vehicles: 

Interests: Kayaking, biking, gardening

Occupation: Student at Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

Short Story: I will be attending NWSWB in October. I am from the East Coast and need a roof over my head to be able to attend. The less amount in rent the better as I will be taking out loans.

Robert J. 

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: Studio

Price Range:$500-$700

Pets: No

Vehicles: 

Interests: Bikes

Occupation: Local non-profit employee

Short Story: Single, clean, no pets. Working for a nonprofit, trying to figure out how to make Port Townsend a sustainable place to stay. Looking for a clean dry place for my bicycles and myself.

Robert M.

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental

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

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range:<$1,000

Pets: 1 Dog

Vehicles: 

Interests: TV Comedies

Occupation: Employee of local business

Short Story: We are desperately in need of a place to live.

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.

Angela

Tenants: 2

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

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Anywhere in Jefferson County

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

Price Range:$1,700-$2,000

Pets: 2 dogs, 1 bird

Vehicles: 

Interests: Kayaking, biking, gardening

Occupation: Local non-profit manager

Short Story: I have a stable job, am a hardworking woman who loves this community, serves on multiple Boards and committees, and caretaker for her active, garden loving Mom. We both have incredibly well-behaved geriatric service dogs. I have been here 6 years and would love to call somewhere home for the long term.

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. 

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.

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, 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 never rented I lived in my exes house for years. 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.

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. 

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.

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