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OPAL Community Land Trust

is creating a stable supply of permanently affordable housing to maintain the character, vibrancy and diversity of the Orcas Island community.

Thoughtful Neighborhoods

opal home on orcas islandEach OPAL neighborhood has its own character. Site designs strive to minimize impact on the land and the permanently affordable homes were built with durability, sustainability and energy-efficiency in mind. View Our Properties

Affordable Apartments

opal apartments on orcas islandOn an island with high demand for rental housing, OPAL offers 29 affordable apartments to low- and moderate-income Orcas households. Wondering if you are eligible to live in Reddick Apartments or at Lavender Hollow? Learn More

Affordable Homes for Sale

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In the Works: New Rental Housing

To address the need for more affordable rental housing on Orcas, OPAL signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire nearly four acres on North Beach Road – across from Children’s House and north of the orchard – to build approximately 30 affordable rental residences. The property will be developed over the next several years. Learn More

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In the Works: Loan Fund

An Orcas Island Community Loan Fund is being incubated as a program of OPAL. The idea is to continue a local tradition of matching individuals who wish to lend money with individuals who wish to borrow by providing a nonprofit intermediary with the skills to underwrite borrowers and provide technical assistance so that borrowers will be successful.

Islanders are meeting to plan this initiative designed to foster economic development and help sustain economic and demographic diversity on Orcas. Read More