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How to Apply

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County’s housing programs are designed to serve homeowners and potential home-buyers who meet specific eligibility criteria. In order to receive an application, potential Habitat homeowners must first attend a Home-buyer Information Meeting. The meeting will inform potential homeowners about  Habitat’s mission, the requirements for Habitat home-ownership, and the application process.

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Homebuyer Information Meetings:

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015: 4:00 pm at the Bellevue Public Library, located at 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. No admittance after 4:05 pm so please be on time.

At this meeting we will be discussing our homes available in Snoqualmie, Renton and Sammamish. Families interested in purchasing a home in these communities through our affordable home-ownership program must attend this meeting to learn more about the opportunities and selection criteria.  For more information or to register for the meeting please contact Ali Sheibani at  or call 206-855-5225.

Repair Program Information Meetings:

Is your home in need of repairs you cannot afford to make? If so, you may benefit from Habitat Seattle-King County’s grant based home repair opportunities. To qualify, you must own and live in an insured home within our current home repair neighborhood boundaries in the cities of White Center, Seattle or Federal Way. You must also earn less than 80% of the annual median income for King County.  For more information please contact Donna Adair at  or call 206-855-5214:

Family Services Contacts

Ali Sheibani, Family Selection Manager at or by phone 206.855.5225 or Donna Adair, Family Services Manager at or by phone 206.855.5214

Upcoming Homeowner Classes

Please check back later with an updated schedule. 

Family Selection Criteria: Current guidelines

Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County believes and insists on nondiscriminatory family selection criteria for all homeowner families. Home-buyers applying to Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County must meet the following criteria:

1. Demonstrate a need for adequate and affordable housing:

  • Presently living in overcrowded, run-down, defective, or unsafe housing.
  • Currently paying over 30% of gross income on housing expenses.

2. Demonstrate ability to pay:

  • Family’s gross income must fall within income guidelines. A family’s gross income must fall between 30% and 60% of King County’s median income. The average monthly payment for a Habitat for Humanity house is $600-$1,000.
  • Family’s total debt (house payment plus all others) must be no more than 40%of family’s gross income.
  • Applicant families must be credit worthy. Any bankruptcies filed during the past 3 years must be reconciled and all liens or judgments must be paid in full before purchasing a Habitat home.

2014 Income Guidelines:

Family Size of Minimum Income Needed Maximum Income Allowed 60%



















3. Show a willingness to partner:

  • Each family selected to purchase a home from Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County invests in the Habitat program by completing a minimum of 500 hours of sweat equity  helping to build homes, attending classes such as homeowner maintenance and budgeting, or other Habitat work as arranged.
  • Families also participate in raising awareness about Habitat through participating in events and telling their story.
  • The volunteer Family Selection Team verifies information on home-buyer applications, including: income, current rent, relationship with landlord, and account status with utility companies. They also check personal references and any criminal background.  Withholding or falsifying information will result in the application being rejected.

4. Additional criteria:

  • Currently living or working in King County and currently legally residing in the United States.