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.

Joplynn

Tenants: 4

Seeking: Rental, Purchase

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 2 or 3

Price Range: Up to $1200

Pets: 1

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Outdoor activities, camping, dirt bikes

Occupation:
 

Short Story: We currently live in the mid south part of Washington, we want to relocated closer to family in Jefferson County.

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.

Jennings

Tenants: 1

Seeking: Rental

Preferred Location: Anywhere in Jefferson County

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range: $1,200

Pets: 1 well-behaved cat

Vehicles: 1

Interests: Forestry, geology, music, nature, & other outdoor activities.

Occupation: Organic farmer

Short Story: I am a newly college graduate looking to relocate to the area for work. I have 1 very well-behaved cat. I am passionate about community and environmental studies.

 

 

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.

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.

 

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

Tenants: 2

Seeking: Purchase

Preferred Location: Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene

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!

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 which is guaranteed for long-term use, as the storage units are rarely available for the size I need

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.

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