The Chelan Valley Community Land Trust is a 501-c3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide quality homes to local wage earners in Chelan and Manson.

  • Why CVHT? The Lake Chelan valley has a housing crisis. Most of our area’s workforce can no longer afford to live here. We want to solve this problem through the community land trust model which focuses on home ownership, perpetual affordability and stewardship.
  • What does CVHT do? We build affordable homes to provide home ownership for households earning $30,000 to $50,000 year.
  • How do we build affordable homes? We secure land and cash donations to subsidize our projects. Efficient home design and finding ways to lower our building costs also help make our homes affordable.   
  • What’s special about a Community Land Trust?  The homes we build will maintain their affordability forever through land ownership and stewardship of the trust.
  • When can you purchase a home? Next year! Our first homes will be built and ready for purchase in 2020.

Mission Statement

CVHT aims to develop and steward a stable supply of permanently affordable housing which preserves the dynamic small town character and diversity of our Chelan Valley communities.

More about our need for local housing and our housing crisis…

Affordable housing was identified as our community’s biggest problem in a 2017 survey conducted by the City of Chelan. 50% of our local population have household incomes of less than $54,000 while the current median home price in the Lake Chelan valley is $412,000 creating an affordability gap for home ownership.

Large employers and small business are struggling to find and retain employees. Local schools can’t house their teachers, affecting our local school districts and enrollment. Much of our workforce is forced to commute from out of the valley, creating employee instability, turnover and lack of connection to the community. The cultural and social fabric of our community is at risk. Fewer and fewer locals are able to contribute fully in our community and lead healthy, happy lives.


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