March 2013 – On March 21, OPAL moved a house from Buck Mountain to Mountain View. Partnering with Nickels Bros., OPAL moved a 960 square foot home from Parker Reef Road, near the base of Buck Mountain, to a lot acquired by OPAL through donation. The house is the fourth building that OPAL has moved […]
November 2012 – Utilizing grant funding from the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, OPAL purchased a 1,400 sq. ft. three-bedroom home on Hemlock Street in Eastsound. OPAL will implement modest repairs to the house and offer it for sale at a price of $180,000 early in 2013.
September 2012 – OPAL placed third in national competition for Board Source’s Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards. The application included a narrative and 2–5 minute video.
November 2011 – The latest updates on three houses recently moved to Oberon Meadow in Eastsound: The Baker House, moved to Oberon Meadow in February, is lowered onto its new foundation. The Henigson House, moved to a storage site in August is moved to its new location at Oberon Meadow. The Greer-Solien House departs Obstruction […]
August 11, 2011 – Bob and Phyllis Henigson donated a 1,000 sq. ft. residence to OPAL and OPAL hired Nickel Bros. House Movers to move the building to Eastsound in the early morning hours of August 11th. The house is pictured squeezing through a very tight spot on Deer Harbor Road. The building, which served […]
February 25-26, 2011 – A house donated to OPAL has moved to its new site at Oberon Meadow. Between 10 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Saturday, a 1,064-sq.-ft., two-bedroom beach house, given to OPAL Community Land Trust by Bruce and Toy Baker’s two sons and their families, was moved by barge and truck […]
February 1, 2011 – OPAL Community Land Trust accepted an unprecedented gift: a two-story, two-bedroom, one-bath house on a one-acre parcel of land in Eastsound, owned and generously donated by Philip Rife, who has lived on the property for 11 years. Rife, 65, is moving to a retirement community on the mainland. “I have been […]
December 2010 – Building construction is complete at Wild Rose Meadow in Eastsound. All 32 new homes in the Wild Rose Meadow neighborhood are finished. Work on the landscaping and final site details will continue into the early part of 2011.
June 2009 – Washington State awarded $1.5 million for OPAL to purchase and renovate the 22-unit Lavender Hollow apartments. OPAL plans to purchase the apartment buildings in 2009 and commence renovation in 2010. The current Federal subsidized loan from the USDA Rural Housing Service will transfer to OPAL, so that the apartments will continue to […]
September 2008 – A long-time supporter of OPAL, Sandy Thompson, has sold to OPAL a second home she owned at a bargain price. OPAL purchased the property, retain ed ownership of the land and immediately sold the home with a 99-year leasehold interest in the land. The price was affordable for a moderate income purchaser […]