When we talk about housing we are talking about people’s homes, their livelihood, and their families. Stable communities are made by all the individual  people that live in and work in them and we would like to share some of their stories.

Almost everyone in Chelan knows someone or employs someone who is struggling with staying in their home or acquiring one they can afford.

Below are stories that we’ve ok’d with the owners so we all can have a good idea of who we are talking about when we say we need affordable homes for average Chelan Valley residents.

First Time Home Buyers Settle Into Their New Emerson Village Homes

With CVHT’s first project complete, five new home buyers are loving their new townhomes and building equity at Emerson Village. Each of the 1,100 sq. ft., two-bedroom townhomes sold for $200,000 with mortgage payments less than the monthly rental costs of Chelan’s new apartments. Today we wish to welcome new home owners Marisol Rojas Zavala and family!   Marisol is an experienced caregiver who balances the needs

50-Mile Commute to Put Food on the Table

An iconic Chelan restaurant where locals and tourists enjoy home cooked food along with the gift of gab, the Apple Cup employs a waitstaff who are ambassadors for the town’s natural charm. Yet, for one of the staff members, it’s a town that she may never call home. “It’s extremely frustrating knowing I can never live in the town I work in,” begins Kristyl Heath, “and prices

Rachael’s Story

I am a 4th generation Chelan native. My parents and grandparents were orchardists, truck drivers, maids and hotel owners here in the Chelan valley. I took my first job at the Lake View Drive In when I was 14  years old.  My favorite spot to swim is Mermaid rock on the South Shore. I love Chelan, this lake and the small-town community. Getting a job in Chelan


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