The Benefits of Homeownership

Many people know that buying a home can be an excellent financial decision, but owning a home has many other benefits as well. Homeownership has proven positive effects on health and happiness, community involvement, and crime prevention. Living in a stable home also increases the likelihood of children attending college, and then ultimately becoming homeowners […]

Introducing Habitat SKC’s New Homeownership Website

Has your family struggled with the high cost of rent? Have you dreamed of owning your own home but felt like homeownership was out of reach? Check out our new website – www.buyhabitat.org – and take the first step toward buying a house today! Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County provides local families the […]

4 Myths about Habitat for Humanity

1.) Habitat for Humanity Gives Homes Away This is probably the biggest misconception people have about Habitat for Humanity – that we just give houses away. On the contrary, we arrange for them to be sold affordably to people who would otherwise be unable to buy them. Homeowners don’t pay interest on their mortgages, and […]

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 […]

Habitat SKC and Kittitas County Form Strategic Partnership

Habitat SKC and the Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity (KCHFH) affiliate have formed a strategic partnership that will expand services and production of affordable homes for qualifying families throughout Kittitas County. The partnership will result in significant cost savings for Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity by consolidating its operations with Habitat SKC’s corporate headquarters in […]

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, […]