Sweat equity can be a push up to homeownership
Published:  January 19th, 2020

When Joyce Ayaribire, a clinical technician at Inova Hospital and single mother of two boys, wanted to leave her Alexandria, Virginia, apartment because she was concerned about the safety of the neighborhood, she didn’t think purchasing a home would be an option.

“I wanted to buy a house if I could, but I didn’t have the cash for a down payment and I didn’t know how I could qualify for a loan,” Ayaribire says.

A day of service: How the KIRO 7 team is volunteering on MLK Day
Published:  January 20th, 2020

Monday is the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service – a day on, not a day off – to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

KIRO 7 News team is kicking off 2020 with a commitment to helping make a difference in our community.

Microsoft: $250M more for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area
Published:  January 15th, 2020

One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it’s upping that by half.The additional $250 million will provide a line of credit to help finance about 3,000 additional affordable housing units.

Opinion: Home Supply should Grow where Needed
Published:  December 13th, 2019

The Puget Sound region needs more housing, especially more diverse housing options affordable to both current and future residents, said Kat Sims, executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.

Wells Fargo Donates $1 Billion to Affordable Housing
Published:  October 23rd, 2019

Wells Fargo announced it is committing $1 billion over the next six years to support nonprofits and private entities that show ability to create positive outcomes in homelessness, rental affordability, transitional housing and home ownership.

Volunteer Hands and Muscle Get to Work Volunteering
Published:  October 11th, 2019

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County joined Bank of America volunteers and homeowners to do some exterior work on a new Habitat home in a quiet Pacific neighborhood on Wednesday. The event, in its sixth year, kicked off Habitat’s week-long Global Build.

Delta 17:00 Bar Charity Happy Hour
Published:  October 1st, 2019

For one weekend only, The 17:00 Bar is landing in the heart of Seattle. Experience a taste of Delta’s 55+ destinations from Sea-Tac as we explore happy hour around the world, one global brewery at a time.

Mayor Cheers Passage of Laws to Raise Investments in Affordable Housing
Published: September 30, 2019

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of her legislation to create permanently affordable homeownership developments on under-utilized, City-owned property in northwest Seattle.

Seattle Announces Two Permanently Affordable Sites
Published:  September 5, 2019

SEATTLE, WA — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced an expansion of affordable housing homeownership opportunities on two surplus city-light properties.

Habitat Seattle – King County Opens 10 Cottages In Sammamish
Published:  June 27, 2019

SAMMAMISH, WA — Three years of work and thousands of volunteer hours culminated in the opening on Saturday of 10 affordable homes in Sammamish.

Learn more about what’s happening with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County on our blog and on social media.