Housing Authority receives grant funding to renovate Bavarian Village Apartments in Leavenworth

The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee (CCWHA) and the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing (ORFH) today announced a funding award in the amount of $1,000,000 to begin renovation of the Bavarian Village Apartments. Bavarian Village, a 24-unit affordable housing community, is located in Leavenworth. The funding, in the form of a grant, was awarded to the Housing Authority by the Washington State Department of Commerce under the Housing Preservation Program. Housing Authority officials anticipate construction to begin later this year.

The Housing Authority purchased the property earlier this year utilizing funding through the Washington State Department of Commerce, Housing Trust and assumed an existing loan through USDA Rural Development.

The work is expected to include improving accessibility, addressing health and safety related issues, repairing roofing and siding, along with parking lot repair and sealing.

“Leavenworth has a severe shortage of affordable housing and we are very pleased that we were able to purchase Bavarian Village and are now able to improve the property for the residents who live there” said Alicia McRae, Executive Director of the Housing Authority.

In January, 2022 Marty Miller, the Executive Director of the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing stated  “The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee stepped up at a critical moment and now Bavarian Village will continue providing affordable rental opportunities for decades into the future.”

The 24 units at Bavarian Village include a mix of one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartments. All apartments house families and individuals earning a maximum of 80% of the area median income (AMI), depending on the unit. Rents range from $637 for a one-bedroom apartment to $697 for a three-bedroom.

 

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