July Newsletter 2020

20 Home Buyer Applications for Emerson Village To Date Even before the first spade was turned, 20 applications have been submitted online with 3 in the preapproval stage. A question on the application asking why the potential homebuyer wants to

Groundbreaking event for Emerson Village

CHELAN—The Chelan Valley Housing Trust held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their first community, Emerson Village, on Friday June 12th. The group of supporters, sporting COVID-19 masks, included Mayor Bob Goedde, city employees, community donors, CVHT Board Members, volunteers and curious onlookers. Executive Director Mike Cooney kicked off the event with heartfelt words of thanks to all who helped the nonprofit organization achieve this milestone in making affordable

Chelan Valley Housing Trust Receives Community Support in Local Grants

City, County, State and Chamber Pledge $650,000 for Workforce Housing CHELAN - The CVHT has announced the receipt of $650,000 in pledges, over the next 10 years, from the City of Chelan, Chelan County, and the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce to build homes for the valley’s wage earners. “This kind of financial commitment from our local government speaks to the public’s support of our mission,” says

An Open Letter to Lake Chelan’s Second Home Owners

To Our Vacation Homeowner Neighbors, Whether you are “sheltering in place” at your second home community in Lake Chelan or riding it out closer to home, we want to stay in touch and let you know how life is carrying on in Chelan. Our community is thankful for our “essential” workers who keep us safe and keep the doors open for business during this crisis—the healthcare workers,


Beginning April 15th, prospective homebuyers can apply online at for the income qualified townhomes at Emerson Village. Designed by Forte Architects, the 5-townhome community is being built by K & L Homes, with occupancy expected in the fall of 2020. CHELAN—In these challenging times, the CVHT is encouraged to see how our community is working together to overcome the Covid-19 crisis. While our offices

New Housing Trust Executive Director Writes an Open Letter to Our Valley

I am thrilled to be recently appointed as the Executive Director for the Chelan Valley Housing Trust (CVHT). This non-profit is fulfilling a much-needed void in our community and is a passion for me. CVHT has a mission to build permanently affordable homes to allow lower-to-middle income folks ($30-52K annual household income) to live here and contribute to our town. I believe the dream of owning a

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