Builder: Kulshan Community Land Trust and Habitat for Humanity
- Affordable ($150,000- $200,000 selling price)
- 2- and 3-bedroom homes
- Built to Passive House expectations but customized for long-term maintenance and affordability
- Solar panels on the first 12 units
- Future connection to Bellingham Park’s Trail system
Kulshan CLT has been working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity on their biggest joint effort to date. In the Spring of 2018, Habitat broke ground on Phase IA of the Telegraph Townhomes development which consists of 8 townhomes: two 3-bedroom and six 2-bedroom homes. The homeowners, a mix of Habitat for Humanity and Kulshan CLT program applicants, will be moving into these first eight homes in September 2020. Phase IB will add four more townhomes to the project: two 2-bedroom and two 3-bedroom homes (construction is scheduled to begin soon after completion of Phase IA).
Thanks to a generous $75,000 grant from Puget Sound Energy and gift in-kind from Western Solar, the first 12 Telegraph Townhomes will all have solar installations. Western Solar has already installed the solar panels on the first eight homes and will install the other four when construction is complete on Phase IB. The addition of solar power to the passive house construction of the townhomes means that these homes will save on energy usage, helping make them even more affordable for residents.
Buyers for these and future Telegraph Townhomes will need to meet income guidelines for Habitat for Humanity’s program or Kulshan CLT’s program.