The public is invited to attend a community meeting hosted by Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County and the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County to discuss the development of an affordable …
The public is invited to attend a community meeting hosted by Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County and the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County to discuss the development of an affordable housing project planned at Port Hadlock’s old airfield on Cedar Avenue and Mason Street.
The community meeting is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library on Cedar Avenue. The meeting will provide local residents, businesses, and organizations an opportunity to engage in a conversation about affordable housing needs in Port Hadlock, address questions about permanently affordable housing, and provide feedback on their hopes for habitat’s plans.
Habitat for Humanity purchased the 17-acre former airstrip in May with the goal of providing permanently affordable, mixed-income housing.
The vision is to create an attractive, vibrant neighborhood of mixed, single, and multi-family housing adjacent to Chimacum Creek Primary School and close to the Jefferson County Library.
The land has the potential to support more than 120 homes for families and individuals, local residents in the workforce, and retirees.
“In keeping with Rotary’s vision — a world in which people unite and take action to create lasting change — we are partnering with Habitat to host this meeting to discuss what affordable housing might look like in Port Hadlock,” said Paul Rogers, the Rotary Club’s president. “We believe this development will have a positive impact on the local economy and we want to help facilitate that.”
“Similar to Rotary’s vision, Habitat’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope,” added Maria Drury, executive director of the nonprofit.
“We look forward to discussions about what the development in Port Hadlock might look like with members of our community, be they individual neighbors, business owners, or anyone affected by the need for affordable housing,” Drury said.
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