Olympic Ridge – Capitol Hill 14th Ave

Expected to be completed by Fall 2023

This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting future. The Olympic Ride’s desired location will allow its residents easy access to a dense and lively neighborhood. Within walking distance, there are multiple shops, restaurants and grocery stores including Walgreens, Safeway and QFC. You’ll be surrounded by various parks including Cal Anderson Park, Broadway Hill Park, and Volunteer Park. There are numerous public, charter and private schools nearby. Just like our other Capitol Hill development, these homes will have great access to public transportation including the light rail and bus.

Enjoy the comfort of doing laundry in your own home because these condos will have a new washer and dryer in-unit. Featuring new flooring, new appliances, paint and more; you’ll have a great combination of style and convenience.

2022 Beyond the Build Virtual Book Club – May 12

Register Today

You’re invited to our second-annual virtual Book Club! This year’s Luncheon Keynote speaker will be Jessica Bruder, author of the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, which inspired the Academy Award winning movie of the same name. Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive.

We will be hosting a virtual book club meeting with a guided discussion, and invite you to add your voice as we talk about how housing insecurity, low wages, and lacking support systems impact our community.  

Thursday, May 12th from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom

*Please note, the Book Club will cover the entire book, but whether you’ve read the book, seen the movie, or are just interested in learning more, we encourage you to join the discussion! 

To get a copy of the book, please check out your local library, or an independent bookstore in your neighborhood! https://www.seattlemet.com/arts-and-culture/a-guide-to-independent-bookstores-in-seattle 

Find out More about the book- https://harpers.org/archive/2014/08/the-end-of-retirement/

Home is the Key Campaign Now Live!

Everyone deserves the security and stability of a decent home that they can afford. Join Habitat for Humanity this April, as we help families in need of a decent place to live through our 2022 Home is the Key campaign.

MacKenzie Scott Gifts $15M to Four Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity Affiliates, Part of a $436M Investment in Housing

Puget Sound, Washington (March 22, 2022) —American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifted $436 million in unrestricted giving to Habitat for Humanity International and 83 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, including four in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State investment totals $15M and will impact communities in Clallam, Pierce, King, Kittitas and Thurston Counties.

Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties CEO Brett D’Antonio says, “We’re extremely grateful for this investment in Habitat. This historic and generous donation will have an immeasurable, multi-generational impact for families in our communities and our region for many years to come. The gift will expand our resources to maintain housing affordability when building and restoring homes and help fund land acquisition and home construction.”

In a region where the home affordability gap continues to widen—where, according to the National Association of Home Builders, 75% of residents are priced out of homeownership at the current median home sale price—this transformational donation will substantially further Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has equitable access to a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. 

South Puget Sound CEO Carly Colgan says, “We are honored and humbled by this unprecedented donation to our organization. This investment will help us increase our capacity and sustainability while growing our commitment to providing climate resilient affordable housing solutions. Ultimately, we will be able to serve more families in Thurston County, changing lives and bettering our community.”

In Washington State, 1 in 7 households are cost-burdened by housing, paying more than 50% of their income for a roof overhead and making it challenging to provide other essentials like groceries and medical care. Philanthropic gifts help Habitat affiliates keep entry-level homeownership a reality in our communities.  

Tacoma/Pierce County CEO Maureen Fife says, “To be recognized with a donation from Ms. Scott is truly humbling. Our organization’s staff and board have continually refined and elevated the work, led by vision and strategy, hard labor, and boundless compassion for our community. Our top priorities will be to increase our capacity to effectively provide lasting housing solutions and increased stability for local families and individuals.”

According to the Federal Reserve, the net worth of a homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of a renter; the median net worth of a homeowner is over $230K while the median net worth of a renter is $5,200. Habitat’s mission was founded on homeownership, knowing it is a critical driver to build generational wealth and a leading indicator of strong health and education outcomes.

Clallam County CEO Colleen Robinson says, “As a rural Habitat Affiliate to be recognized with this gift is incredible.  The impact of Ms. Scott’s donation to our community will be immediate and the investment will aid in our ongoing work to provide affordable housing to families across our rural communities. Our commitment to meaningful solutions to generational housing issues will be aided immeasurably by this significant gift, and we will use this funding to continue our mandate to build relationships and community through building and repairing homes for the people of Clallam County.” 

With the help of volunteers, donors and supporters, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. This investment in affordable housing from Ms. Scott will greatly impact our region, as the Habitat affiliates in Clallam, Pierce, King, Kittitas, and Thurston Counties work to expand capacity, bringing people together and building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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About Habitat for HumanitySeattle-King and Kittitas Counties

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King and Kittitas Counties is committed to building the region’s quality of life, health, and economic prosperity by producing, preserving, and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of thriving communities. Habitat for Humanity brings people together as volunteers, homeowners, and community members to create strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. To learn more visit www.habitatskc.org.

About Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity  
A neighborhood builder since 1985, Habitat for Humanity builds homes in Pierce County, partnering with families in need. As active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families, Habitat homebuyers make a minimal down payment and contribute sweat equity in building their home, then pay an affordable mortgage. To learn more, visit tpc-habitat.org.  

About South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity (Thurston County)

South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Founded in 1989, the organization works throughout Thurston County building affordable homes, providing critical home repairs and neighborhood revitalization. Habitat for Humanity provides families with the opportunity to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.spshabitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County

Housing is health care!  HFH Clallam County has built 36 homes since 1991 partnering with families so their dream of homeownership becomes a reality. We continue to seek opportunities to collaborate with local businesses, churches and other non-profits to serve our community in multiple ways; such as work-force training, home repair program to preserve our aging housing stock and aging in place to assist seniors to stay in their homes safely.  Habitat Clallam knows through shelter we empower. To learn more, go to www.habitatclallam.org.   

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity found its earliest inspirations as a grassroots movement on an interracial community farm in south Georgia. Since its founding in 1976, the Christian housing organization has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

Habitat SKC is Seeking a Repair Site Coordinator

Repair Site Coordinator

Title: Repair Site Coordinator

Department: Construction/Repair Program

Compensation: Level C

Location: Renton, Wa/ King County

Category: Full time, non-exempt

Schedule: Tuesday- Saturday

Summary:

Habitat’s Home Repair Program works with homeowners who need assistance with critical and minor repairs that preserve the home and alleviate health and safety issues. Habitat is seeking a Habitat’s Home Repair Program works with homeowners who need assistance with critical and minor repairs that preserve the home and alleviate health and safety issues. Habitat is seeking a Repair Site Coordinator to assist in on-site project completion for repairs in King County, working directly with Repair Site Managers, AmeriCorps members, homeowners, and volunteers to ensure a safe and productive job site.

Primary Duties And Core Responsibilities

  • With Repair Site Manager and Project Manager, ensure that projects are well-planned and executed, with attention to detail, safety, and respect.
  • Ensure appropriate materials and tools are mobilized to site safely and stored in a secure manner.
  • While project is in process, assist in communication between homeowner and project manager.
  • Provide instruction and direction to AmeriCorps members, homeowners, and volunteers on repair techniques and tasks.
  • Maintain vehicles and tools with utmost detail and regard.
  • Assist in accurate and timely project tracking and purchases for accounting purposes.
  • Actively pursue comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of residential construction techniques, methods, and applicable codes, with innovation and efficiency in mind.
  • As a representative of Habitat in the community, engage respectfully with neighbors, promoting and creating awareness of the program to potential partner families, donors, and advocates.
  • Participate in weekly safety meetings and monthly team/department/affiliate meetings.
  • Participate/assist in special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of construction experience and enjoy working in a team environment.
  • An attitude of flexibility, sense of humor, and grace under pressure; professional disposition and respectful at all times.
  • Energy and dedication to accomplish team goals, using intentional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work Tuesday through Saturday schedule.
  • A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • A BA/BS degree in related field (preferred, but not required)
  • Certifications in the following, training to be provided by Habitat if needed:
  • Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certification, available during Habitat training
  • OSHA 10 minimum, available during Habitat training

Physical Demands

  • Lift/carry up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Work at a construction site safely with exposure to outdoor weather conditions, fumes, and airborne particles and near mechanical moving parts.
  • The noise at the site may be loud, due to machinery, power tools, and construction activities.
  • This position requires the physical ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for prolonged periods of time. This individual must also have the use of all senses, to include, but not limited to sight, hearing, smell, and taste while possessing the ability to stand, stop, bend, grasp, and/or hold to complete warehouse and construction site work.
  • Ability to work effectively in both office and construction site environments.
  • Ability to communicate assigned tasks or to convey information to staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to maneuver typical construction site obstacles and operate site equipment.
  • Act as Site Manager in the event of the Site Managers absence.

Certificates:

  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must complete OSHA 10 and First Aid training, available during Habitat training

Benefits:

Benefits package to include generous vacation/sick leave, 100% paid employee medical/dental/vision insurance, short/long term disability, life insurance, retirement account with matching.

Statement of Commitment on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Habitat for Humanity Seattle King County, we build hope for all by tearing down barriers to affordable housing.  Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is unwavering.

We have a deep love of humanity and embrace all our differences including race, religion, background or identity.

We act to remove systemic barriers to sustainable, affordable homeownership through advocacy and equity by providing education on housing issues and inequities for public policy makers and eliminating systemic inequities in our policies and practices. We empower our homeowners through education.

We bring people together, leveraging our differences to achieve our mission in our workplaces, building sites, stores, and in our homes.

We build communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging.  Our support does not stop when a homeowner receives their keys.

We provide hope by eliminating disparities in home ownership.

Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and will provide such opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual preference, national origin, age, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter to HR@habitatskc.org