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. […]

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 […]

Habitat Repairs Team Announces Home Preservation Program and Offers Summer Home Improvement Tips

With many of us spending more time at home, and with warmer weather ahead, many homeowners begin to think about home improvement projects and maintenance tasks. They may consider building that new deck or patio they’ve always wanted, but there are also plenty of good general maintenance projects that homeowners can do themselves, and help […]

Now It’s Even Easier to Learn About Becoming a Habitat Homeowner

Our Homeowner Services team has been hard at work developing additional resources for deserving families throughout King County who are interested in learning more about becoming Habitat homeowner. Historically, the team would host sessions throughout the community to provide information on the buyer selection criteria process and qualification requirements, but given the time and resources […]