In Praise of Home

In Praise of Home

Approaching Ashland Oregon in the US, after a quiet cautious covid summer on Cortes, the first sightings of the devastation from the recent wildfires came into view. Over 2,300 homes and businesses were utterly destroyed in the valley. The landscape was decimated and...
Valued Supporters

Valued Supporters

On behalf of the Cortes Island Seniors Society (CISS) I am writing with deep appreciation for your continuing support and recognition of the urgent need for affordable rental housing. You already helped us to build 4 new Seniors Village cottages and purchase the...
Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

We are so grateful to announce that four seniors will have a new affordable rental home this Christmas.  Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you — we were able to expand the Cortes Island Seniors Village. As the holidays approach, we remember last year...
APPROVED: Rezoning of Rainbow Ridge

APPROVED: Rezoning of Rainbow Ridge

Exciting news – the rezoning of Rainbow Ridge is approved!  Thank you to the SRD, thank you to all who wrote letters, and thank you for continuing to show up in support of this important affordable housing project.  Never has the saying, “it takes a community to raise...
Island Alchemy

Island Alchemy

Often, here on Cortes, odds and ends are transmuted to create something greater (and more magical) than their sum. Maybe this alchemy is one definition of community: our ability to do exponentially more when we do it together. Cortes Community Housing and the Seniors...