From the Community Foundation of North Central Washington
Information released, photo of Emerson Village 12/3/20
The Chelan Valley Housing Trust (CVHT) was recently awarded $15,750 from a non-profit reemergence grant funded by the Community Foundation of NCW. The Nonprofit Reemergence Grant is a temporary grant program to support 501(c)3 charitable organizations located in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties as they recover from the Covid -19 health crisis and adapt their operations for future viability.
“Building affordable homes for our valley’s workforce relies on public and private funding,” says Mike Cooney, Executive Director for the CVHT. “The Community Foundation understands that our public health crisis has caused challenging times for many donors and non-profit organizations. We appreciate the Foundation’s efforts to help fill that gap.”
The Chelan Valley Housing Trust’s first affordable home project is now under construction and scheduled for completion January 2021. Featuring five 2-bedroom townhomes selling for $200,000 each, this development has been eponymously named Emerson Village, located at the corner of Emerson St. and Chelan Ave. in Chelan.
CVHT also recently purchased nine acres on Anderson Rd. near Chelan Fruit to build more homes for Chelan valley wage earners. Cooney reports that this property could accommodate up to 35 new homes.
For more information visit chelanvalleyhousing.org.