Our Programs

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 Homebuyer 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, January 17, 2015: 11:00 am at the Koinonia Ridge Community Center, located at 36912 SE Gravenstein Court, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. No admittance after 11:05 am so please be on time.

At this meeting we will be discussing our homes available in Snoqualmie only. Families interested in purchasing a home in this community through our affordable homeownership 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, Renton and Federal Way. You must also earn between 30% to 80% of the annual median income

  • Tuesday, August 12: from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Habitat Office, located at 560 Naches Ave SW, Suite 110, Renton, WA 98057
  • Tuesday, August 26: 6:30-7:30 pm at the Columbia City Public Library, located at 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Family Services Contacts

Ali Sheibani, Family Selection Manager @ or by phone @ 206.855.5225 or Donna Adair, Family Services Manager @ 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. Homebuyers 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 $600-900.
  • 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%

1

$18,540

$37,080

2

$21,180

$42,360

3

$23,820

$47,640

4

$26,460

$52,920

5

$28,590

$57,180

6

$30,720

$61,440

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 400-500 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 homebuyer 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:

  • Lived or worked in King County at least a year, and currently a legal resident of the United States.