Stewardship – The Most Critical Phase
OPAL’s responsibilities do not end with the sale of a house or the construction of a new rental property. That point is a new beginning. It is, in fact, the most critical phase – Stewardship. The work of Stewardship is caring for the land and supporting the people who live in the homes.
In this role as steward, OPAL provides guidance for homeowners who maintain their houses, administrative and training support for the neighborhood associations; facilitates the re-sale, purchase and financing of successive homebuyers; advocates for policies and practices that assure the homes remain permanently affordable; and manages our rental properties.
Why is stewardship important? Because it is through effective stewardship that OPAL’s land and neighborhoods become a part of the fabric of Orcas. Development builds houses; stewardship helps sustain people as part of our island community.