Durkan’s Affordable Housing Proposals

Huge news this week on the affordable housing front! On Wednesday Mayor Jenny Durkan put forth two new proposals to create more affordable housing options for low and middle-class families in Seattle. One part of the bold legislation would invest over $50 million to build housing for people experiencing homelessness. The other measure would renew […]

Thank you Nate!

Every time I go to one of our Habitat build sites I can find Nate hard at work. He will be moving dirt, setting up fences, or doing any number of other jobs around our construction sites. Just recently Nate signed up for his second term with Americorps, and we couldn’t be more happy to […]

Welcome Back Ben!

Our resident Homeowner Services Specialist Ben just completed his first year of service and took the step of signing up for his second term at AmeriCorps.  It’s thanks to the hard work of people like Ben that Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County can continue serving our community. After graduating from college, Ben lived […]

Sammamish Dedication

We wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday for our special 10 home dedication. The Sammamish Cottages Community was the culmination of years of planning and hard work, and it was so wonderful to see our new Habitat Homeowners get their keys and start this exciting new […]

Fort Lawton Signed Into Law

After fifteen years of planning, advocacy, and public outreach – we all gathered together on Tuesday to watch Mayor Jenny Durkan sign the new Fort Lawton development into law. Mayor Durkan stated it simply, “This town has grown so fast, and housing and housing affordability have become the crisis of our time. As we’ve grown […]

Regarding “Sweat Equity”

When families sign up for our Home Ownership Program, they are only required to contribute to closing costs. The program was set up like this because we understand that few low-income families can afford to put down a large deposit on a house. Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County homeowners are asked to put […]

Life as a Volunteer with Habitat

There are a million different organizations to volunteer with. They range near and far and they can always use extra help when needed. What many people do not know is that there are regulars at each of these organizations who take time out of their week to help these organizations better their local community. It […]

Make your Own Gallery Wall with Vintage Frames

Habitat for Humanity Stores is a great place to find materials for any DIY project. You are only limited by your creativity! In this post, we’ll explore how to take vintage picture frames and turn them into a beautiful wall gallery. Protip: take a look at Pinterest for ideas 🙂 Step one: Stop by the Stores Frames can […]

From Cabinet Door to Holiday Sign DIY

Christmas is around the corner and many are finishing up their holiday decorations. From putting the final touches on their Christmas tree to baking cookies, and here’s another decoration to finish up the season with. A holiday sign made out of an old cabinet door! Here’s what you’ll need: Cabinet Door Acrylic craft paint white, green, […]

DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

Did you know that 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold every year? After all, every home that celebrates Christmas does so with a tree. Naturally, people get creative and think outside the box with traditions and as of late people have been making peg board Christmas trees! Check out how it’s made: Materials needed: Pegboard Rotary or […]