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Housing Authority voucher program open

Housing Authority voucher program open

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County will open its Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8 voucher program) from 8 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 10) to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2018. The waiting preference list will be open to victims of domestic violence and involuntary displacement, veterans, families with children, elderly families...
Room for disagreement

Room for disagreement

Controversy over tiny home in Twisp prompts town to revisit zoning code By Ann McCreary A tiny house has turned into a big issue for the Town of Twisp after neighbors complained that the residence is too small. The house that sparked the complaints is a 288-square-foot dwelling at 403 May St., in a single-family...
Winthrop adopts moratorium on nightly rental conversions

Winthrop adopts moratorium on nightly rental conversions

Faced with increasing pressure on residential housing, the Town of Winthrop has imposed an emergency 6-month moratorium on approving applications for new nightly rentals within the town. The moratorium was imposed last week by the Winthrop Town Council at the …
Affordable housing moving forward in Twisp, Mazama

Affordable housing moving forward in Twisp, Mazama

First new homes for Methow Housing Trust coming soon By Marcy Stamper Nine homes that are affordable for ordinary working people in the Methow Valley will be ready to people to move into next year, some as early as the first quarter. The homes, five in Twisp and four in Mazama, are part of the...
Housing Trust schedules outreach meetings in March

Housing Trust schedules outreach meetings in March

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...
Community hears about affordable housing efforts

Community hears about affordable housing efforts

Spokane Housing Ventures plans to seek funding to develop new affordable multifamily rental units in the Methow Valley, officials of the nonprofit organization said last week. A proposal to purchase and renovate the Idle-A-While Motel in Twisp into affordable housing came …
Housing Trust schedules outreach meetings in March

Housing Trust schedules outreach meetings in March

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...
Housing crunch hurts locals

Housing crunch hurts locals

Rickey Christian cradled his dog, a small Chihuahua, in his arms and smiled as he stood outside his new home in the Cedarwood Apartments in Winthrop earlier this month. “I love it. I love it. One hundred percent. I’m fine right here,” Christian said...
Idle-A-While Motel taken off the table as rental housing site

Idle-A-While Motel taken off the table as rental housing site

The concept of developing the Idle-A-While Motel in Twisp into affordable rental housing is off the table for now, but other possible affordable housing options will be considered in the coming year, said Fred Peck, executive director of Spokane Housing Ventures...
Methow Valley’s housing crunch won’t be eased soon

Methow Valley’s housing crunch won’t be eased soon

The shortage of affordable housing in the Methow Valley is a problem that is described by local housing advocates as acute and chronic. “We’re currently working with around 40 families or individuals who need ....