Habitat SKC Advocacy Efforts Continue Even After Legislative Session Ends

Advocacy doesn’t end when the legislative session does – nor does Habitat for Humanity SKC! While we have been building homes and changing lives at various work sites, we’ve also been introducing policymakers to Habitat for Humanity and our mission. Over the last three months, we’ve been lucky to be able to host and sit down with 16 different lawmakers to talk about the work we do, and show them some of the amazing homes that our volunteers, homeowners, and staff have built.

Habitat SKC CEO Brett D’Antonio, Advocacy and Policy Director Ryan Donohue, Leg. Assistant Olga Laskin, and Representative David Hackney (LD-11)

One of the lawmakers we recently met with was Representative David Hackney (LD-46). We showed off our project in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood for which Habitat SKC won a national design award. Representative Hackney was able to walk through one of the 13 permanently affordable homes we are actively building in that legislative district. We had a great conversation, and look forward to working with him to keep making a difference across King and Kittitas Counties.

Another lawmaker we had the privilege to meet was Representative Shelly Kloba. She represents part of north King County and south Snohomish County, and she joined us at the Lake City site just prior to the recent dedication of eight homes during the completion of Phase 1 of the project. Discussing the impact that these homes will have on the families that were moving in and seeing the result of what those budget dollars can turn into was incredibly powerful for everyone there. Seeing first-hand the impact of their votes shows how policy makes a significant difference.

It doesn’t end here. We look forward to working with all 16 lawmakers and policymakers as well as the other 28 lawmakers who represent parts of King and Kittitas Counties in the 2022 legislative session, but we’ll need your help to make sure that all 44 know what Habitat’s policy and legislative priorities are. Sign up now for Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties’ Text Alerts and make a difference today!