Seattle City Council Passes JumpStart Business Tax to Support Affordable Housing

On Monday, July 6, the Seattle City Council passed the much anticipated JumpStart act, championed and written by councilwoman Teresa Mosqueda. The new tax on larger businesses with high-paid employees will help provide relief during Seattle’s COVID-19 recovery and create more affordable housing moving forward. Larger companies that have more than $7 million in their […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Darryl Olson

It is no overstatement to say that Habitat for Humanity runs on volunteers. To build and repair housing affordably, we greatly rely upon our hard-working volunteers to continue pushing our housing projects forward. One particularly hard-working person we wanted to feature today is Darryl Olson. Darryl retired in 2013, at which time he became a […]

Join us for White Center Home Preservation Day – July 25

Attention White Center! Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County is coming to your neighborhood to help homeowners with minor home repair projects to help preserve your home and improve the community as a whole! Apply by July 17th for this one-day event. See guidelines for income eligibility and the targeted communities eligible for services. […]

Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity Searching for Area Director

Department: Resource DevelopmentClassification: Full-time, ExemptReports to: Chief Development Officer, Habitat Seattle-King County (SKC)Primary Office Location: Ellensburg, WA Position Summary:The Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity (KCHFH) Area Director is responsible for financial, operational, and administrative management of the area affiliate. The Area Director will enhance the profile of KCHFH through positive community relations among elected officials, […]

Falling in Love While Volunteering

During the spring of 1991, Habitat for Humanity International started an unofficial Habitat volunteer group at Seattle University that began with about 10 members. A young Molly Jester signed up, excited at the prospect of volunteering her time and getting to meet some new friends.  On their next spring break (while other students headed off […]

Interview with Habitat Homeowner Ashley

One year ago we joined Ashley and Hunter for a dedication ceremony at their newly refurbished home in Renton, WA. The family was thrilled to move into their two-bedroom unit, and excited to raise a family in such an amazing neighborhood! Before they found Habitat, the family was living in a cramped one-bedroom apartment in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Zvirblis

Volunteers are the very backbone of our organization. They are out on every build, helping in every store and working on every home repair project. We couldn’t operate without them, and it is hard to overstate just how important our volunteers are to Habitat and affordable housing in general.  We are starting a regular feature […]