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 […]
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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 […]
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. It is connected to […]
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Affordable Rental Housing Planned In August, OPAL purchased 3.8 acres of land in Eastsound for April’s Grove, The property is located on North Beach Road, directly across the street from Children’s House. Plans include 45 rental townhouses that are affordable for individuals and families whose incomes range from $12,000 to $70,000 per year. The […]
Latest House Arrives from Lake Union OPAL’s eleventh “recycled house” arrived on island August 17th. Previously, it was located on Lake Union in Seattle, where Peter Erickson and Brigitte Bertschi raised their family. After learning about OPAL’s history of relocating houses, they decided to donate their much-loved home, along with funding to help pay for […]
September 2013 – On September 26, OPAL moved a house from Belfair, WA to Seaview Street. The two-bedroom house is situated on property acquired earlier in the year. This is the first house moved by OPAL from an off-island location.
April 2013 – On April 11, OPAL moved a 2-bedroom house from its location on Main Street, just east of Washington Federal Bank, to Oberon Lane. In recent years the building served as a vacation rental, an attorney’s office, a hot tub sales store and as the home of Shearwater Kayaks. In its new location, […]