Founded in 1986 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County has served more than 2,000 families in King County through affordable home construction and preservation, beginning with our very first building on the Issaquah Highlands.
Since then, Habitat SKC has brought together thousands of community members each year to become part of the solution to our affordable housing need. Habitat SKC is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, renovating and preserving homes, advocating for fair and just housing policies, and providing training and access to resources to help individuals and families improve their shelter conditions.
From humble roots in 1970s rural Georgia, to meeting housing needs in now over 70 countries, the Habitat story has touched many lives.
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Every family has a story to tell, and for our homeowners, receiving keys to their first home signifies the beginning of an all-new journey to stability, community, and a brighter future.
- Home Means Comfort and Safety for the IbrahimsWhen he was a boy in Ethiopia, Ana Ibrahim prayed for three things — a bike, to reunite with his parents, and to move to America. When he was very young, Ana’s mother died in Ethiopia and his Aunt cared for him while his father and stepmother moved to the U.S. in 2001 for a better […]
- Habitat for Humanity SKKC’s Debt Remediation Pilot Program Aims to Relieve Key Obstacle for Black Homebuyers: Excessive DebtTo amplify Habitat’s Black Homeownership Initiative, Habitat for Humanity SKKC has launched a Debt Remediation Pilot Program (DRPP). The overall ratio of Black homebuyer applicants is only 6%. Of those, 10% are denied. While the SKKC affiliate has long maintained a higher ratio of Black homeowners at 34%, it realized more needed to be done […]
- Habitat Critical Repairs Lighten the Load In Every WayChris Grant, a 74-year-old Renton native, was worried about how he would pay for needed repairs on the home he’s occupied since 2006. His 40-year-old carpet was causing him breathing problems and some of the home’s exterior features were dangerously deteriorating. The steps outside of his house had pulled away allowing rain to pour into […]