Nonprofit

Housing Lopez

Lopez Island, WA | housinglopez.org

About Us

Housing Lopez is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the rental housing crisis on Lopez Island by developing dedicated, affordable, sustainable rental housing communities.

Housing Lopez is a community based not-for-profit housing development organization dedicated to meeting the housing needs of the Lopez Island community. Our mission is to create rental housing that is affordable to persons and families working on Lopez Island. This will be accomplished by:

  • Following a sustainable operating model that ensures all housing we develop remains affordable as rentals in perpetuity;
  • Utilizing a practice that ensures residents continue to qualify under relevant affordable income guidelines such that the housing resource is always available to this market segment, and;
  • Following an organizational policy that encourages creative alternative approaches to address the affordable rental housing need on Lopez Island.

Housing Lopez is the direct result of a grass-roots effort to address rental housing shortages on Lopez Island.  a group of local community leaders, real estate, construction and project finance experts to join together to address this issue. This informal team of concerned Island residents took on the challenge. They began looking for suitable sites for a small initial rental housing project, reviewing project developing costs, construction strategies and funding alternatives. Based on the results of their analysis, the team decided that the most effective approach to developing affordable rental housing would be through the auspices of a non-profit organization.

Housing Lopez received its approval as a non-profit 501 c (3) corporation on October 18, 2018. Copies of Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and IRS Determination Letter are available upon request. Housing Lopez is an all-volunteer organization, consisting of approximately 17 long-term members of the Lopez community with expertise in community issues, housing development, construction management, finance and rental housing management.

Housing Lopez is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the rental housing crisis on Lopez Island by developing dedicated, affordable, sustainable rental housing communities.

Housing Lopez is a community based not-for-profit…

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  • Lopez Island, WA 98261, USA
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