For many, autumn is a time of introspection. At Methow Housing Trust, in addition to managing two construction projects (Phase 2 of home construction in Twisp and Mazama), this is a season of organizational and systems evaluation, on-going needs assessment, and documentation of the huge learning curve we've had the privilege of managing so far! Phase 1 homes are now occupied, and the neighborhood HOA's are starting to take form and design their community cultures.
As the Executive Director of MHT, I spend much of my reflective and creative energy thinking about our mission, and how this community can effectively address the acute affordable housing shortage we are experiencing. I recently spent some time with a nationally recognized Community Land Trust (CLT) guru, exploring the data behind the housing needs for our community.