Habitat for Humanity’s housing programs are designed to serve homeowners and potential homebuyers who meet specific eligibility criteria.   Partnering with Habitat for Humanity may take from 6 to 12 months. Before contacting us, we strongly encourage you to find out whether there are other programs and services that will meet your needs.  The information below will help you explore the full range of options available in your community.

Applicants that meet the homeownership criteria and are interested in Habitat’s homeownership program should contact our Homeowner Services Department 206-866-7618 or email apply@habitatskc.org and check the website frequently for postings of upcoming Homeownership Information Meetings.

Homeowner Resources Homeowner Classes

Need immediate help with emergency housing?

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income households but is not an immediate source of housing help.
If you are in urgent need of housing please contact www.211.org.

Interested in buying a new or rehabbed home?

We encourage everyone interested in pursuing homeownership to begin their process with the Washington Homeownership Center (www.homeownership-wa.org).

All area homeownership providers, including Habitat for Humanity, participate in this common intake process. By starting your exploration there, you can eliminate repeat visits to different organizations and can be matched to the program or services that are best matched to your current needs.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria for Habitat for Humanity.

Worried about losing your home?

Homeowners in need of assistance should contact the following organizations for default or foreclosure assistance:

  • Urban League
    (800) 368-1455
  • Solid Ground
    Mortgage Hotline:
    (206) 694-6766
  • El Centro de la Raza
    (206) 957-4610
  • International District Housing Alliance
    (206) 623-5132
  • Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
    (800) 368-1455

See also the Washington Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide, available from the Seattle-King County Asset Building Collaborative Foreclosure Prevention Action Team website. This guide was designed to provide practical tools, information and resources to help homeowners dealing with foreclosure issues.

State Foreclosure Prevention Resources
The Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project (HFLAP) program, a collaboration with the Washington State Bar Association, ended in June 2013. Homeowners that are experiencing legal problems related to foreclosure and are seeking attorney assistance should contact Northwest Justice Project’s Foreclosure Prevention Unit. Our hotline number is 1-800-606-4819.

 

The FPU is now handling all aspect of their pro bono program. The FPU will complete an intake with the homeowner to determine representation, placement with a pro bono attorney and/or referral to an outside agency.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria for Habitat for Humanity.

Need help fixing up the home you own?

Habitat for Humanity supports homeowners in their efforts to maintain safe, healthy homes and to contribute to the well-being and vitality of their neighborhoods. The links below will provide you with more information on home repair.

  • Habitat for Humanity repair programs –  Currently accepting applications for homeowners living in certain areas of King County. Please click here for more information.
  • Repair programs – Currently operating repair programs in King County by organization
  • Repair Programs Manual – Complete guide to the programs and eligibility requirements
  • “Library’s” where you can check out tools!
  • Buy affordable building materials at The Habitat Store

Need housing soon and can/want to rent?

Contact the Rental housing locator at www.housingsearchnw.orgor 1-877-428-8844

Equal Housing Opportunity

Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County follows the Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant is old enough to enter into a contract), on the grounds that an applicant’s source of income comes from a public assistance program or because the applicant in good faith exercised any right under the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act.