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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

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

Attainable housing is becoming a reality

CHELAN—Over the past year, the Chelan Valley Housing Trust (CVHT) has evolved from a small group seeking solutions to Chelan’s housing crisis to an organization ready to break ground on their first project. By announcing a five-home development for middle income home buyers, CVHT’s vision of providing attainable housing is becoming a reality. “A home

Chelan Valley Housing Trust Announces First Project

Chelan Valley Housing Trust board and committee members gather on the site of the future Emerson Village, their first community for income-qualified home buyers. Pictured from left to right are President Tim Hollingsworth, Administrator Rachael Goldie, Charlie Guildner, John Gasper, Sandy Calicoat, Mike Cooney, Interim Treasurer Randy Atkins, Bob May, Vice President Clint Campbell, Secretary Arlene Abbott and Diane Leigh... READ MORE

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

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