Submitted by the San Juan Community Home Trust
At the invitation of David Gow, executive director of the San Juan Community Home Trust, state sen. Liz Lovelett, D-Anacortes, and her legislative aide, Jordan Kronen visited home trust properties on June 14.
They discussed various hurdles in our state which impede rapid development of affordable housing and possible remedies to those hurdles. The senator was in the county to talk to local officials and organizations who work on issues important to the senator’s agenda. The affordable housing crisis is one of those issues.
Lovelett and her aide toured all of the home trust’s parcels of land yet to be developed and each of the three developed neighborhoods, including Sun Rise II, which is nearing completion. There are three houses still under renovation, so Lovelett and Kronen were able to see interiors of the period houses which will soon be homes to island families. They were impressed by the quality of workmanship of these vintage homes and by the character of the interiors that the new owners will enjoy.