2021 Legislative Agenda

We Build Strength, Stability, Self-Reliance and Shelter

Home is more than just a place to rest your head. A home is a sense of stability. A sense of safety. A sense of accomplishment. It’s a place where people connect with family, friends, and their community. A home is crucially important, now more than ever. That is why Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County proudly advocates on behalf of deserving families through its Cost of Home campaign — supporting more affordable housing across the state. Because, at the end of the day — what we are all about is building a world where everyone has a place to call their own.

Create a Workgroup on the Racial Homeownership Gap

As Washington State continues to wrestle with systemic discrimination against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), it is vitally important that we work to address the gap in homeownership for BIPOC communities. We are calling on legislators to create a workgroup that examines the racial homeownership gap and provides proposals and budget recommendations to address the problem.

Commit $30 million of the Housing Trust Fund to homeownership opportunities

If we are serious about addressing the affordable housing challenge, Washington State needs to invest in affordable housing in all of its forms. The Washington State Housing Trust Fund should be funded to a new record high, and a specific target of $30 million should go to support homeownership opportunities.

Support Home Repair Efforts Statewide

Repair programs offered by a variety of organizations including Habitat help keep people in their homes and extend the life of homes by providing critical home repairs, weatherization, and disabled modifications. We encourage Washington State to continue to support these programs.