our staff and history

our KulshanCLT staff

Questions? Comments? Please email us info@kulshanclt.org

Dean Fearing, Executive Director
(360) 671-5600 ext 4

Christina Olson, Funding and Grants
(360) 671-5600 ext 1 for message

David Ellsworth-Keller, Homeownership Program Director
(360) 671-5600 ext 3

Michele (Shell) Philhower, Bookkeeper & Office Admin
(360) 671-5600 ext 1

our history

The gap between wages and home prices continues to widen, keeping homeownership out of reach for many low- to moderate-income community members.

Purchasing a home is more than just qualifying for a mortgage, it is a huge financial commitment. From the beginning, we wanted all homebuyers, low-income and otherwise, to understand the long-term commitment in owning real estate. This is why we continue to provide free housing counseling and homebuyer education classes to anyone who is interested.

With buyers qualified by KulshanCLT, we assist by connecting buyers with reputable lenders who understand the CLT model and obtain down payment assistance from various resources to provide 10 – 30% down payment.

Today, with 127 homes in the trust, KulshanCLT has partnered with 207 homebuyers, including 74 resales, to achieve the dream of homeownership and provided education and training to hundreds more to acquire the skills necessary to become homeowners.

We are passionate about the work of KulshanCLT and continue to grow a community everyone can afford, even with housing prices and interest rates on the rise.