Bank of America Global Build Day

On Wednesday, we were out with a group of Global Technology & Operations Bank of America volunteers at our Pacific, WA Habitat site. The team got a ton of work done sheeting the house and pushed the project much farther along. When people have a place to call home, our community as a whole can […]

2019 Interfaith Build – Day 1

Every Fall members of diverse faith communities gather at Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County construction sites to build houses and community. Created in response to the tragic events of 9/11, dozens of Muslim, Jewish, Christian and other faith groups have been coming together each year under the name “Together We Build,” to help […]

Employee Spotlight: Ryan Lum

Our Community Outreach Coordinator and AmeriCorps Manager Ryan is a cheerful presence around the office, and someone that we have come to rely upon to tackle important projects. Ryan has been with Habitat for Humanity SKC since back in 2015 when he started as a Construction AmeriCorps, doing community engagement with the Delta build. After […]

Mayor Durkan Loyal Heights Signing

Today we gathered together on a sunny day in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood to hear Mayor Durkan announce the funding of two affordable homeownership developments in Seattle. Homestead Community Land Trust will receive $1.51 million to create 19 condominiums in Phinney Ridge, and Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County will receive at least $720,000 to build […]

Interfaith Build 2019

It’s time again for the Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County Interfaith Build. Get together with members of many faiths to respond to our regional housing crisis. This year, we will be celebrating our 18th year of bringing together the faith community. Join us in Pacific, WA (near Auburn) for fellowship and the hands-on […]

Make the COST OF HOME Affordable

The scarcity of affordable housing in Seattle and King County forces many families to make impossible choices.  A safe home. Nutritious food on the table. Health care. Access to good schools. Reliable transportation. That’s why we’re joining Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country in a five-year Cost of Home Campaign to push for policies […]

More people shopping at Habitat Stores

More than 75,000 customers shopped at Habitat Stores during our 2019 fiscal year — up 71% from the year before. That drove a 55% increase in revenues, much of it due to the opening of our third store in Auburn, which opened in July 2018. Another bonus: the addition of a fourth truck to our […]

Gearing Up for Our Lake City Build

We’re excited to begin construction at our development in Lake City on October 24. This will be our first new home construction project inside Seattle city limits in six years. These eco-friendly homes will be placed into a land trust that ensures permanent affordability for future generations. Our goal is to have the first eight […]

Forging Ahead at Fort Lawton

We’re immensely grateful to the many supporters who have rallied around the most ambitious project in our history: 52 row houses and townhomes for low-income homeowners at Fort Lawton, the former Army Reserve Center in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. It’s an honor to be a part of the $90 million redevelopment plan the City Council unanimously […]

Going Above and Beyond for Habitat

Katy Girard didn’t think twice when asked if she could step up and help a Habitat homebuyer who’d suffered a devastating stroke soon after qualifying for our program. “It was a no-brainer,” Katy said. Chinh Vo had been excited to start hammering away on his home, but would have to spend months focused full-time on […]