The Methow Valley Housing Trust will host three community outreach meetings in March, to offer an overview of the trust’s work and discuss affordable home ownership possibilities.

The meetings are:

• March 14 at the Mazama Community Club, 5-6 p.m.

• March 21 at the Methow Valley Elementary School library, 5-6 p.m.

• March 22 at the Education Station on the  TwispWorks campus, 5-6 p.m.

The Methow Housing Trust is a membership-based, tax-deductible nonprofit. The trust has purchased two properties — one in Twisp and the other in Winthrop — on which to develop affordable homeowner housing. The organization is following the community-land-trust model, where the trust owns the land and sells houses, leasing the land the houses sit on to the homeowner.

The trust intends to focus on developing the Twisp property first, building about five houses a year, starting this year with an anticipated total of 15 homes.  The trust anticipates constructing 15 homes on that site, said Ready. The Winthrop site could accommodate 25 units or more.

For information, call 996-5943 or visit