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Affordable homes deserve support

I was delighted to read recently about the challenge grant offered to the Community Home Trust in order to begin the next phase of affordable homes on San Juan Island.

With two neighborhoods already finished, Salal and Sun Rise (phase I), and thriving, beginning the next phase of new homes seems timely and important.

I talked to people who live in Home Trust houses at the recent Fiesta San Juan, at Brickworks. They love their homes and the sense of community they feel with their neighbors.

In my opinion this is the kind of community effort we should all be supporting.

The people who live in the Home Trust developments have made a commitment to the community by buying a house, working and choosing to raise their families here or to continue their lives in our midst.

Given the high cost of living for all of us who live in the islands, creating a few homes which are “forever affordable” seems a worthwhile effort to support.

I intend to send in a donation, knowing that it will be part of that matching gift. I hope that many others do, too.

Sarah Crosby/Friday Harbor


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