Sara Lucia is grateful to be an OPAL homeowner. She attributes the affordability of her home as an important part of why she and her husband have been able to make some needed changes in their lives. Most recently, it has given them the opportunity to “change jobs, spend more time as a family, [and] […]
Homelessness on Orcas looks different than in urban areas. Many rural homeless individuals live in places we do not see. They may be in the woods on private property, cars, sheds, tents and other places not intended for permanent habitation. Many live in substandard housing or RVs without adequate heat, water or septic. On Orcas, […]
Key to ensuring the growth and health of the wetlands in Wild Rose Meadow has been the years of dedicated work by neighborhood volunteers John and Vicki Clancy, steadfast stewards of the land who adopted the wetlands as their ecological ward.
Built in 2010, this home is part of the Wild Rose Meadow neighborhood in Eastsound. It is a single story, 2-bedroom, 1-bath house and has 945 square feet of living space. Built to last, this home was constructed with cement board siding, a metal roof and has a propane heating system. Storage space attached to […]
The last two years have provided OPAL with the opportunity to conserve long-term rental housing on the island. Nineteen affordable rentals, at Northern Heights across from the library and on Mt. Baker Road near the airport, came on the market in 2021. With some timely help from you and other supporters, OPAL purchased the properties […]
Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) recently purchased the building at 221 A Street in Eastsound, where the post office is located. The credit union wants the current business tenants to remain in the building and plans to establish a retail branch for the credit union on the same property. PSCCU also wants to help […]
Thanks to the support of many islanders, the Northern Heights Apartments across from the library will continue to be year-round and affordable rental housing. OPAL Community Land Trust will purchase and then renovate the property. The current tenants will be able to stay. After learning last December that the Washington State Housing Trust Fund would […]
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Vivienda de alquiler asequible planeada En agosto, OPAL compró 3.8 acres de tierra en Eastsound para April's Grove. La propiedad está ubicada en North Beach Road, directamente al otro lado de la calle de Children's House. Los planes incluyen 45 casas adosadas de alquiler asequibles para individuos y familias cuyos ingresos oscilan entre $12,000 y $70,000 por año. El […]
Llega la última casa de Lake Union La undécima “casa reciclada” de OPAL llegó a la isla el 17 de agosto. Anteriormente, estaba ubicado en Lake Union en Seattle, donde Peter Erickson y Brigitte Bertschi criaron a su familia. Después de enterarse de la historia de reubicación de casas de OPAL, decidieron donar su hogar tan querido, junto con fondos para ayudar a pagar […]