Local Projects and Organizations

This list includes the many organizations and community groups that are working to address our housing challenges in Jefferson County.  Please visit the websites of each group to learn more and get involved.  If you know of a group who should be included on this list, please reach out to housingsolutions@jcfgives.org.

Affordable Housing Service Providers

  • Bayside Housing and Services.
    • Has been providing transitional housing at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn and recently bought it; will start converting into permanent supportive housing.  
    • See 12/21/23 Port Townsend Leader article on sale of inn
    • Also manages two transitional housing communities, Pat’s Place (City) and Peter’s Place (County), which were built with the help of Community Build, Community Boat Project, and Evangelical Bible Church

  • Dove House Advocacy Services Provides emergency shelter to people fleeing domestic violence. 

  • Habitat for Humanity. Working with low-income families using a sweat-equity homeownership model to build  and sell homes to individuals and families. Have started using a new model to ensure permanent affordability for all units built; involves purchasing the land and utilizing deed restrictions which ensure long-term affordability while allowing for appreciation.
    • See their info page on current projects such as the Mason Street (Port Hadlock airfield) Project and the Landes & 16th St. Project

  • Olympic Housing Trust. OHT has launched Dundee Hill as their flagship homeownership project in Port Townsend. This  five unit townhouse-style development will house approximately 18 individuals, and will be their first in Jefferson County and a significant milestone for the organization. All eventual residents must apply and meet income eligibility (under 80% AMI), qualify for a mortgage, and have resided in Jefferson or Clallam County for one year. They are currently seeking local partners and donors to support this important project.

  • Peninsula Housing Authority. Administers regional Section 8 voucher program as well as the Mutual Self-Help Build Program (in partnership with the USDA), an affordable homeownership program that serves those making up to 80% of area median income. The program supports groups of families building their homes together under the supervision of PHA staff.

  • Olympic Neighbors. Provides permanent, affordable housing and support for adults with developmental disabilities.

  • OlyCAP. Provides a range of temporary and permanent housing options for low-income and homeless individuals and families.
    •  New: 7th Haven: 43 units located at 7th + Hendricks in Castle Hill neighborhood (near QFC). Intended to house 130 people, 35-40 children, from low and very low income brackets. All units designed for households under 50% AMI ($32,000 annually for a family of 4). Grand Opening: March 31st, 2023.
    • Caswell-Brown Village: Leased by the County; expanding to include both an emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing for families.
  • OWL360. Their Pfeiffer House provides housing for youth who would otherwise be homeless.
Other Affordable Housing Groups + Projects

  • City of Port Townsend: Evans Vista Housing Development
  • Community Build Project mobilizing volunteer resources to build projects that will benefit those who are underserved in the community. In collaboration with other local organizations (Bayside Housing & United Methodist Church), they have built multiple temporary tiny house villages (including Pat’s Place and Peter’s Place). 

  • The Community Boat Project provides paid internships to 18-25 year old Jefferson County residents and teaches job and life skills through building tiny houses, which are then passed on to members of the community.

  • Real Estate Professionals for Affordable Housing provides grants to low income home-owners for home repairs that will allow individuals to stay in their homes.

  • QUUF Affordable Housing Action Group.  A project of the local Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

  • Quimper Housing Development Cooperative. Supports local housing cooperatives, co-housing and other alternative housing organizations. Contact Viki Sonntag at vikis@ecopraxis.org.

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