Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Housing Trust hires a new executive director, announces a new community of townhomes


CHELAN—After a three-month search for a new Executive Director that resulted in

 an impressive pool of applicants, the Chelan Valley Housing Trust recently announced

 Scott Meyers has been officially hired to lead the nonprofit.

“We are fortunate to have found in this one very capable individual not only the

financial expertise needed to steer the Housing Trust but also outstanding people skills

along with a deep passion for the betterment of our community,” said Housing Trust

Director Rachael Goldie.

A former auditor at Deloitte & Touche, Meyers has also designed and built homes and

acted as an advisor on real estate transactions. He has close community ties having been

a Manson High School assistant football coach and the owner of Lake Chelan Cheese for

 10 years, including the eight years he and his wife operated it within Lake Chelan Winery.

Meyers is leading the Housing Trust at a very pivotal point in the nonprofit’s five-year

history as they announce their newest community of six attached townhomes in

downtown Chelan.

Located at 141 E. Nixon Avenue at the corner of Nixon and Emerson, the homes are

expected to be finished in 2023 and priced affordable to local income earners making 100%

of Area Median Income or less. Located just up the road from the Trust’s first community,

Emerson Village, this newest development will help the City reach its goal of increased density in

the downtown area. The donors of the property, Charlie, and Debbie Guildner, have offered to hold

a note for the full purchase price of the property, allowing CVHT to get started as soon as possible.

“Families and individuals who work in Chelan deserve the chance to live in the community

they serve,” said Debbie Guildner. “So many homes here are priced out of affordability,” added Charlie. “We feel so fortunate to provide the Housing Trust with the opportunity to build six more homes.”

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