The story begins with Charlie and Debbie Guildner, who purchased the property on the corner of Nixon and Emerson for the purpose of enabling CVHT to build six town homes. The new development includes a mix of 2- and 3-bedroom attached townhouses, all of which are priced affordably for home ownership to local wage-earners.
Originally, the existing house was to be donated to the fire department for a controlled burn. Thanks to Coy Habich, a local builder who acted quickly to save the old Anderson house, who moved it to E Wapato Ave (behind the Apple Cup). Habich will be renovating the home into a multi-family rental; with one of the units dedicated to lower rental rates.
We are thrilled to have been able to help preserve a home while at the same time expanding available housing options in our community. The organization is committed to continuing to work with developers and other community partners to create additional affordable housing options in the years to come.