Chelan Valley Housing Trust receives special distinction


CHELAN – The Chelan Valley Housing Trust was recently awarded Non-Profit of the Year by the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce at an award ceremony held on Thursday, Oct. 5. The gala was held in celebration of those making a difference in our community, the CVHT receiving this distinction for their outstanding dedication to providing affordable housing options in the valley.


Regarding these annual awards, the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce stated, “The Lake Chelan Chamber takes pride in recognizing a great group of professionals that we have the pleasure of working with. These organizations are recognized by their peers in the business community as outstanding leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Their skills, devotion and commitment to support our valley help create a richer quality of life for us all. Thank you, for being an inspiration to your peers and communities.”


Chelan Valley Housing Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that, according to their website, “aims to house local wage-earners in Chelan and Manson.” CVHT initially formed in 2017 as a housing initiative through Chelan Valley Hope. They have been an official 501(c)(3) serving the Chelan Valley since January 14, 2019.


The average family in the Chelan Valley struggles to either own or even rent a home in our valley due to rising property values and stagnant wages. Community support for this grassroots effort has allowed CVHT to flourish into a non-profit that has not only built several homes, but made those homes affordable for purchase by local wage earners.


CVHT is grateful to all volunteers, donors, and community supporters for sharing their vision for local wage earners to be able to live and thrive in the town in which they work.  

“Receiving the award as nonprofit of the year tells us that the community supports our work in ‘Framing the Future’ of our valley,” CVHT Outreach Coordinator, Jeanne Giddings said. “This recognition, followed by our successful fundraising event, Boots Up! for Charity, has given us renewed determination for the hard work of finding funding and building affordable housing.”


To learn more about and be a part of the efforts of a community that is building community, CVHT invites all to please visit their website:


Katie Lindert: 509-731-3211 or

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