2019 Year in Review (Infographic)

Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing, advocating for fair housing policies, and providing resources to help families improve their living conditions. Thanks to the support of amazing volunteers, AmeriCorps members, and donors – we were able to help a lot of local families last year. ❤️

Meet the Moreda Family

We are excited to welcome new homeowners to the Habitat family, meet the Moredas! Originally from Ethiopia, Mesfin came to the United States in 2005 to seek better education and lifestyle opportunities. He first arrived in Washington DC and stayed there for seven months. Not comfortable with the extreme weather fluctuations of the east coast, […]

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Ian Hinze

One of our newest AmeriCorps members hails from Decatur, Georgia – a suburb of Atlanta. Ian spent a few years attending Berry College there in Georgia but decided to take some time off to volunteer and figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. He was drawn to the idea […]

Help Us Build Hope

Mark your calendars for Habitat’s Beyond the Build luncheon on Friday, April 3, at the Washington State Convention Center. Even better, become a table captain or corporate sponsor and help lead the way. This annual event represents almost one quarter of the funds we need to accomplish our mission and always inspires and transforms those […]

20th Garage Sale for Habitat

Twenty years ago, members of Faith Church in Issaquah organized a garage sale benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Several people at the small congregation had been swinging hammers at Habitat builds on a regular basis. And they wanted to do more. That first year, the two-day garage sale in late September raised about $5,000, that helped […]

A Home Shouldn’t Cost Half Your Paycheck

According to a new report from Business.org, Washington is one of the least affordable places to live in the United States, ranking us the sixth-worst in the country. Someone who is making the state median wage of $46,100 has to work almost two full weeks in order to afford a one-bedroom apartment. For these Washingtonians, some […]

Lowe’s Repairs – Age in Place

A fantastic group of volunteers from Lowe’s turned out for a productive day of repairs in late September, helping senior homeowners with critical home repairs as part of Lowe’s Home Improvement’s Aging in Place program. The #lowesheroes team quickly got to work and replaced siding on four homes that day. One homeowner, Maria, who moved into […]

GivingTuesday on Dec 3rd

Mark your calendar for GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd – a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to […]

Volunteering in 2019 Interfaith Builds

Nearly 70 volunteers turned out for our 2019 Interfaith Builds, coming together for a series of service days to build homes — and community. It’s part of an annual tradition that began after September 11 terrorist attacks as an opportunity to bridge cultural divides. At our first 2019 Interfaith Build on October 5, volunteers with […]