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

Ama

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Home-share

Preferred Location: County

Number of Bedrooms: 1 or 2 bedrooms

Price Range: $800 – $1200

Pets: 0

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Woodworking, home repair, gardening, crafts, herbalism

Occupation: Barista
 

Short Story: My husband and I have about 7 years experience in a six-bedroom shared house before Covid ruined it. Currently seeking the opportunity to again build and nurture community.

Aaron

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Port Hadlock

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range: $600 – $900

Pets: 1

Vehicles: 2

Interests: Outdoors, Arts, Photography

Occupation: Students
 

Short Story: Couple, both returning to school, looking for a small affordable living space. One well behaved cat. Have a good history of house sitting/trade work for for rent.

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.

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

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