Columbia Valley Affordable Homeownership is a community-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen our community through affordable homeownership opportunities in Chelan and Douglas counties. We provide home-buyer education, financial support and financial counseling with the vision to empower long term self-sufficiency in low-income families. (Ask Sherri, do they want to update this?)


We envision an economically thriving Columbia Valley where all people, regardless of income, can share in the power and prosperity of homeownership.  


Columbia Valley Housing Association (CHA) was created in 1996 by staff and board members of the Housing Authority of Chelan and Douglas Counties to create more opportunities in our local area for low-income families to move out of rental situations and into homeownership. The organization expanded its name to Columbia Valley Affordable Homeownership 2013 to more clearly articulate its mission and improve outreach. 

The Team

Meet our Team

What We Do

We harness the power of home to change lives. 
We break cycles of generational poverty. 
We fill financing gaps when families need it most. 
We create substantive return on investment. 
We maintain financial solvency and sustainability. 
We create region wide ripples of prosperity. 

How We Do It

We have 6 core programs to help us accomplish our goal to increase access to affordable homeownership.