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 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

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.

Tawny

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental (but flexible)

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Price Range: $1,300

Pets: 2 cats

Vehicles: 0

Interests: Happy homebodies! Reading, gardening, homeschooling, cooking & games.

Occupation: Retired nurse
 

Short Story: My need to relocate is urgent, so my current landlord can work on interior of home to sell it. They’ve very kindly given me extra time to find a new home. We are quiet, clean & responsible renters.

Hester

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1

Price Range: $800

Pets: 1 cat

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Reading and crafts

Occupation: Retired and working/volunteering part time

Short Story: I want a quiet place to live.

 

Scott

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Land Lease, or Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: Studio or 1 bedroom

Price Range: $500 (rent)

Pets: 1 cat

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Writing poetry, spending time outside, meditation

Occupation: Caregiver

Short Story: I am looking for a small place, affordable and nothing too fancy. I wish to have a warm place to start painting again. I have been living out of my van and at friend’s places for the past 2 years. I am employed and have professional references.

Jakeob

Tenants: 4

Seeking: Rental

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

Number of Bedrooms: 3 bedroom

Price Range: $800 – $1000

Pets: none

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Family

Occupation: Cook

Short Story: I am a hard worker and just want to get out of the apartment life with my family. I want a home to take care of and raise my two daughters in.

Morgan

Tenants: 3

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2 bedroom

Price Range: Rent $1,850, Purchase $300k

Pets: 2 pets. One well behaved GSD, one outdoor cat.

Vehicles: 3

Interests: Hiking, music and cooking

Occupation: Office Coordinator at Jefferson County DCD & CDL Driver

Short Story: We are a life long local family desperately searching for a place to call home. We recently got married and have a 9 year old daughter. Having a safe place to call home is all we’ve been searching for. We would treat your home like ours. We’ve been on the hunt for 3 years for something to call home. Thank you so much for your time.

Chad

Tenants: 1 full time, plus teen during the week and toddler on the weekends

Seeking: Rental, Home-share, Land Lease for RV, Temporary Stay, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: 1, 2, or 3 bedroom

Price Range: $500 – $1200

Pets: none

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Frisbee golf, my kids

Occupation: Port of Port Townsend laborer

Short Story: Going through a peaceful divorce, moving out of my home I built with Habitat 8 years ago. 4th generation port townsend, 3 kids 14, 10 and 3. The teen I have during the school week and the other two on the weekends. I am also a weekend landscaper and can be very helpful. Willing to work trade.

Merissa

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental, Home-share

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

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1 bedroom

Price Range: $475 – $900

Pets: 1 kitty

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Houseplants

Occupation: Medical Assistant with Jefferson Healthcare

Short Story: The place I currently rent has gone up for sale. Don’t know if and when there are new owners if they will allow us to continue to rent or kick us out. Recently lost my bestfriend/ next door neighbor and the memory of walking past his door every day is a struggle. Looking for a new place to call home. I am calm and easy going. 420 friendly. I have a 7 month, neutered kitten with me and 80 houseplants.

Liz + Willie

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Purchase

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

Number of Bedrooms: 2 – 3 bedroom

Price Range: $350,000

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!

Coral

Tenants: 4

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: 2 or 3

Price Range: Under $2000

Pets: 1 cat (ESA)

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Gardening, hiking, boating, crafting, reading, board games

Occupation: Educator

Short Story: I have a bit of savings, rental and utility assistance, child support and monthly income. My 3 kids and I need 2 toilets for medical reasons, and prefer no carpets. We moved back to the US just over a year ago, after nearly a decade abroad. We have great references for the last year! We moved to PT to be close to extended family, so we want to stick around long term.

Corey

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, Temporary Residence

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow

Number of Bedrooms: 1 or 2

Price Range: $1200 – $1850

Pets: Currently 1 cat, we would like to get a dog in the next year.

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Hiking, kayaking, art, good food

Occupation: I am a artist and my husband is a nurse

Short Story: We are newly weds who just want to foster a little space on the peninsula that we can call home. At least until we can buy or first house.

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.

Julia

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum

Number of Bedrooms: 1 or 2

Price Range: $1500

Pets: 2 dogs, 1 cat

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Gardening, hiking, surfing, vegetarian cooking, reading

Occupation: Speech-language pathologist (partner owns a mushroom farm)

Short Story: My partner and I have been in the Port Townsend area for several years and are well-established; we both own small businesses and are part of a vibrant community. Ideally, we would live in a small house in the county (or on the perimeter of town), with space to garden and live close to the land. We both have experience living off-grid and tending to home/land maintenance. Hoping to rent or buy privately, if the right situation comes along.

Bry

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock

Number of Bedrooms: 1, Studio

Price Range: $400 – $900

Pets:  1 almost three year old medium sized dog

 

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Reading, writing, creative arts such as painting, and crocheting!

Occupation: Employed at the local professional theatre.

Short Story: I’m a quiet person who would just like a space for myself to cook and read.

Neal and Vicki

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental, Temporary, Purchase (looking to buy, but will rent till then)

Preferred Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Price Range: Rental-Up to $2000/month Purchase- $600,000- $1,000,0000

Pets: One well-behaved 13-14 month old Goldendoodle

Vehicles: 2

Interests: We both love hiking and exploring new places. We enjoy cooking organic food. We like to read books.. Neal loves plants, both indoor and outdoor.

Occupation: Neal is a part-time Ophthalmologist and Vicki is a psychotherapist and Reiki Master. We also do couples therapy together using the Emotionally Focused Therapy model.

Short Story: We have lived in our straw bale home in New Mexico for 24 years and feel drawn to move to the Port Townsend area where we have seven close friends. Vicki lived in British Columbia for 20 years prior to New Mexico and looks forward to being in the Northwest again.

Julie 

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental

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

Number of Bedrooms: 1 or 2

Price Range: Rent between $500-$1600/month

Pets: One cat

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Hiking, gardening, travel, animals, and cooking.

Occupation: Nurse

Short Story: I am a single mother looking for a 1-2 bedroom house or apartment for my son and I. We are quiet and responsible with good rental history.

Joshua

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rent

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum, Port Hadlock

Number of Bedrooms: Studio-1 bedroom

Price Range: $500-$750/mo

Pets: No pets

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Drumming (hand percussion. No drum set!), outdoor photography, backpacking, film, theater, healing/bodywork, spiritual mentorship & initiation.

Occupation: Currently a clerk at Chimacum Corner Farmstand

Short Story: I’m here to help! Recently, amicably divorced and starting over. Very open to work/trade. I have landscaping, garden, and (some) carpentry experience, and have cared for the elderly & disabled. I recently helped rebuild a motorhome, so I don’t mind a fixer-upper. I have a 9-year old who stays over 1-2 times a week. Would love a farm situation!

Symantha

Tenants: 3: 2 adults, 1 child

Seeking: Rental, Home-share, Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene

Number of Bedrooms: Studio, 1,2, or 3

Price Range: Rent between $500-$1500/month

Pets: No

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Seeking a larger indoor space to dance, stretch & take baths with my year old son.

Occupation: Massage therapist / Pastry Baker

Short Story: Hello ~ we’re new to the area here & seeking a place to rent for a reasonable price while we save up for our own slice of paradise. Would love to tend to the land or help with daily chores or run errands. We’re currently in a tiny house with an outdoor bathroom. Great in the summer but, now we’re looking for a little more space & an indoor bath! Thank you for your time & consideration.

Daysha

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental

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

Number of Bedrooms: 1-2

Price Range: $1,000

Pets: No

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Video games, reading, work

Occupation: 

Short Story: I am a hard worker and dedicated. Been renting from family for the last month and it’s a full house so hard to cook, shower, and laundry. My partner and I are looking for something to call our own.

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.

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