[9/22/16] Entiat Could See New Low Income Housing Development

Posted in Local Government & Meetings

The small community of Entiat could soon see more housing for year round farm workers and low income families. The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City Of Wenatchee recently held a public meeting in the town of roughly 1,200 residents to discuss its plans for the new development. CCWHA Executive Director Alicia McRae says the number of dwellings will be modest initially but expand over time…

092216 Entiat Housing 1 :14 “….low income families”

McRae says her agency has been working with the city for about four years on the particulars of the project and has already entered into an agreement to purchase the proposed location of the build from the city. The exact construction costs are still a question mark but McRae says the funding will come from a combination of tax credits and trust funds through the Housing Authority.

As for those seeking residency in the new complex, McRae says that it is customary to give first rights to locals who are already in need…

092216 Entiat Housing 2 :07 “…in the community”

The apartments are planned for the current site of the community senior center, which would be relocated to the town’s grange hall if the project eventually breaks ground.

As for when the new housing could start taking shape? McRae said although the process to secure funding for the proposal is ongoing, the building’s foundation could be getting poured as early as the end of winter…

092216 Entiat Housing 3 :05 “…construction next year”

The Housing Authority estimates that most of the eventual units will be used to house agricultural workers, with the rest utilized for low income seniors and general low income families.