Housing Mosaic

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Are you seeking housing or a tenant in Jefferson County?

Our new Housing Mosaic project is an effort by HSN to connect home seekers with property owners. Folks seeking housing will be able to post a simple description describing what they’re looking for, and folks seeking renters will be able to review the Mosaic for a lead on their new tenant. 

Housing Solutions Network does not screen either the home seekers or property owners, and we are not encouraging sensitive information to be shared via the Housing Mosaic, or prior to initial contact.

Home seekers interested in posting can fill out this form to start, and will be contacted by an HSN representative.

Home Seekers

Step One: Fill out HSN form

Step Two: Review the Mosaic post for accuracy

Step Three: Wait to be contacted by HSN about an inquiry

Property Owners

Step One: Review the Mosaic posts

Step Two: Contact HSN to inquire about a post

Step Three: Rent your unit

 

Example:

First Name:

Rental or Purchase:

Location:

Number of Bedrooms:

Price Range:

Pets:

Vehicles:

 

Kellen

Rental or Purchase: Rental

Location: Port Townsend

Number of Bedrooms: 1

Price Range: $700 – $1000

Pets: 0

Vehicles: 1

Brittney

Rental or Purchase: Purchase

Location: Anywhere

Number of Bedrooms: 3

Price Range: $280,000 – $400,000

Pets: 2

Vehicles: 2

Terry

Rental or Purchase: Rental

Location: Port Hadlock

Number of Bedrooms: 2

Price Range: $600 – $800

Pets: 1

Vehicles: 2

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

Legally protected classes in housing include:

  • 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