Property is needed for new nonprofit

Editor,

The new nonprofit, Thincwhidbey.org, is seeking land with Langley sewer and water on which to build Tiny Houses In the Name of Christ. These houses would provide affordable rentals for Whidbey Island residents living and working here.

Seven South End churches are involved in this effort.

It is possible, but not necessary, that this property have a house on it which could serve as the community house. At least a third of an acre is needed.

A donation of property, or the funding to purchase property would forever carry the donor’s name on the community sign.

According to Island County’s Housing Authority, a person needs to make at least $18 an hour, working a full 40 hour week to afford a rental of $1,000. a month. However, many employees are part time once the tourists and summer residents leave. Compounding this is the recent rise in rents, leaving far too few in an affordable range.

Our goal is to keep our local businesses open with the help needed, by providing rentals on a sliding scale, dependent upon need. Applicants would be required to have at least three local references and be interviewed by a committee composed of the board and neighborhood residents, to determine who would be accepted.

Email to info@thincwhidbeyorg or call Coyla at 360-969-9444 for information.

Coyla Shepard,

Langley

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