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OPAL Community Land Trust

is creating a stable supply of permanently affordable housing to maintain the character, vibrancy and diversity of the Orcas Island community.

Thoughtful Neighborhoods

opal home on orcas islandEach OPAL neighborhood has its own character. Site designs strive to minimize impact on the land and the permanently affordable homes were built with durability, sustainability and energy-efficiency in mind. View Our Properties

Affordable Apartments

opal apartments on orcas islandOn an island with high demand for rental housing, OPAL offers 29 affordable apartments to low- and moderate-income Orcas households. Wondering if you are eligible to live in Reddick Apartments or at Lavender Hollow? Learn More
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Buy: Every OPAL House Comes With an Affordable Price and Help With Financing

Have you thought you could never afford to own a home on Orcas? OPAL Community Land Trust offers a path to homeownership for islanders who are priced out of the real estate market. Click the button for more information on the home buying process and eligibility information.

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Rent: Affordable Rental Housing for Orcas Islanders

OPAL’s rental housing is affordable for low- and moderate-income Orcas households and conveniently located in Eastsound. OPAL has a total of 75 rental units at four properties. Click the button for more information about and the application process for each of OPAL’s rental properties.

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Island Loan Fund: Community Lending

The Island Loan Fund provides real estate loans and technical assistance to Orcas Islanders who need a mortgage loan and are creditworthy, but are not yet eligible for a bank loan. The fund is capitalized by individuals who want to invest locally in order to help the island community retain its economic diversity. Click the button for more information on how to become a borrower or investor in the Island Loan Fund.

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Join Islanders in Support of OPAL

In recent years about 15% of Orcas Island’s 3,100 households have contributed to help OPAL implement programs to provide permanently affordable housing. Members are the heart and soul of our organization. Additional support comes from volunteers who give generously of their time and contribute amazing talents to OPAL. Your donated dollars make a positive difference today as well as for future generations of islanders. Make a contribution, volunteer, and join islanders in support of OPAL.