HopeSource has been in the affordable housing business since 2002 with a new build with 26 units in Cle Elum. Since then we have acquired and rehabbed 250 units to protect them from going market rate, keeping them at the affordable housing levels for an additional 40 years. We have talked with the City of Ellensburg and the County of Kittitas over the past 5 years exploring potential opportunities for a new build project of affordable housing. As a housing and emergency housing provider in Kittitas County for over 50 years we are acutely aware of the need for senior, disabled, low income and workforce housing.
Negotiations are in place to build a new 50 unit affordable housing community in Kittitas County. This project will not be utilized as student housing. The 50 units being proposed are a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cottage style units with green space, community areas, and seating and play areas.