How YOU can help improve housing affordability in Anacortes
Most solutions to our housing problems require policy reform. Through implementation of the Housing Action Plan, the City of Anacortes is working on new land use rules that will enable more types and supply of housing.
Host a Speaker
Do you need a speaker on housing for your service club or other nonprofit meeting? We can arrange City Councilmembers or representatives from local housing non-profits to talk about whatever aspect of the crisis your group is interested in. Email us.
Show Your Support
Add your organization's or business's name to our growing roster of supporters of our community's core values of diverse housing options, housing for all income levels, and more market-rate housing supply. There's no membership, fees, or dues. Email us.
Donate to Our Housing Non-Profits
Anacortes benefits from a diversity of organizations working to provide subsidized housing to needy Anacortes families. Each of these organizations give local preference and have waitlists, which means your assistance will help people in need in our community.
Anacortes Housing Authority
The Anacortes Housing Authority is a public nonprofit corporation chartered in 1968, with a board appointed by the city mayor, that operates as an independent agency providing permanent housing to nearly 350 people in Anacortes. The AHA has more than 200 people on its waiting list. Contact AHA to discuss major gifts or donations of real property.
- 97/100 High Performer (HUD Real Estate Assessment Center)
- No findings on financial/accountability audits (2023)
Anacortes Family Center
The Anacortes Family Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides emergency, transitional, and long-term affordable housing and services to women and families in need. AFC accepts donated food and a variety of other items. You can also donate cash online. Contact them to discuss donations of cash or real property or donations through your company's charitable matching program, or to volunteer.
Skagit Habitat for Humanity
Skagit Habitat for Humanity has built 40 homes in Skagit County and benefited 83 families. With the consent of the City Council, Habitat will soon launch its first project right here in Anacortes on vacant land the city owns. Habitat benefits from your donation or other support.
Community Action of Skagit County
Community Action operates resource centers providing a large variety of services for people in need in Concrete, Mount Vernon, and new in 2023, in Anacortes. They also recently opened their first housing project, Cascade Landing, in Mount Vernon. Community Action also operates the Street Outreach and Recovery Navigator programs in Anacortes.