METHOW VALLEY HOUSING RESOURCES
There is a great need for housing here in the Methow Valley, and many solutions. Here are some of the resources that exist for these various housing solutions.
Community Land Trust Homeownership - Available through the Methow Housing Trust, this kind of homeownership ensures permanent affordability of homes. Homebuyers must meet the eligibility requirements of the program, including income, residency, and lend-ability.
Open Market Homeownership - Whether you are working with a realtor, a homeowner or estate, open market homeownership is the most common form of homeownership here in the Valley.
Long term rental- This can look like many different things. From a full house, or apartment, to a room in a shared home, long term rental types and availability vary greatly depending on what you are looking for. Some places to look for long term rentals include: Methow Valley News Classifieds, Methownet.com’s bulletin board, for income eligible households Housing Authority of Okanogan County manages Section-8 housing vouchers, veteran vouchers, and tenant base rental assistance vouchers for the homeless. They, along with Spokane Housing Ventures manage our local income based apartments in Twisp and Winthrop.
Short term rental- This can be a good option for someone who is only in the Valley for a short period of time. The resources for this kind of rental are the same as for the long term rentals. If you are here seasonally with an employer, they may be able to help you locate housing as well.
Emergency Services- Emergency housing may be needed. These organizations are at the forefront of assisting households in a huge number of ways. Room One is the Methow Valley’s one stop support shop. The comprehensive services provided at Room One are directed at preventing violence and interrupting health disparities in our Methow community and strategically across Okanogan County. Okanogan County Community Action Council provides assistance with short-term shelter; rental costs; nutritional commodities program for seniors; supportive services for veterans; work first supportive services; homeless youth outreach and support services; financial literacy courses and personal mentoring; homeownership how to courses; and low income home repair and weatherization programs.