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.

Permanent Affordable Workforce Housing Providers

  • Habitat for Humanity. Working with low-income families using a sweat-equity homeownership model to build  and sell homes to individuals and families.
  • Olympic Housing Trust. Community land trust model, focused on offering permanently affordable homes, and home-owernship opportunities.
  • 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.
Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Providers
  • Bayside Housing and Services. Provides transitional housing at the Old Alcohol Plant and newly pursuing development of tiny home communities, boarding houses and other affordable permanent housing options.
  • Dove House Advocacy Services. Provides emergency shelter to people fleeing domestic violence.
  • OlyCAP. Provides a range of temporary and permanent housing options for low-income and homeless individuals and families. Currently moving forward with a 44-unit affordable project in Port Townsend.
  • Pfeiffer House. Provides housing for youth who would otherwise be homeless.
Affordable Housing Groups and Projects
  • 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.