Northern Heights Apartments
The Orcas Island Community Foundation Board has voted to grant OPAL Community Land Trust $100,000, as needed, to support the purchase of the Northern Heights Apartments located across from the Library on Rose Street in Eastsound. This purchase will ensure that the 12 one bedroom apartments in the building remain affordable rentals going forward.
The grant funding comes from the legacy gift that Bob Henigson left the Community Foundation. The OICF Board is deeply grateful to have the opportunity to carry on Bob’s values and dreams for a healthy community by supporting issues that he was dedicated to in his lifetime.
The Northern Heights project will be funded by a mix of public funds, grants, and individual donations to complete the purchase of the building. If you are interested in contributing or learning more about this project, please go here or email Lisa Byers at OPAL.
On another note, OICF is hiring. We are adding a financial clerk to our team. This 10 hour per week position will provide additional support in managing donations and grants that flow through the Foundation as well as some administrative tasks. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the position, take a look at the job description, give me a call or email me. I would be happy to discuss further.
Have a great weekend.