Who We Are

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.

Mission & Values

From humble roots in 1970s rural Georgia, to meeting housing needs in now over 70 countries, the Habitat story has touched many lives.

Meet Our Team

Executive Board, Staff, and AmeriCorps

Success Stories

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.

  • Critical Home Repair Spotlight: Sandra
    Sandra Browne is a single, 83-year-old woman whose grandfather was an enslaved person from the Deep South. In 1884, after slavery had legally ended in America, her grandfather moved to the Seattle area to escape racism and discrimination, and to search for better opportunities for his family and himself. Ever since, the family has lived […]
  • Critical Repair Spotlight: Edna
    Edna is a senior living in White Center and is the primary caregiver for her disabled adult son. She contacted Habitat SKC with concerns about a tree on her property that was damaging her home and potentially threatening the foundation. Habitat’s repair team met with Edna to assess the project and scope of the work. […]
  • Homeowner Spotlight: The Gardner Family
    June 9, 2021 For the past several years, Emily Gardner and her two sons were living in a two-bedroom apartment in an urban neighborhood of Seattle. As a single mom, while she is lucky to have kept her job during the pandemic, her hours had been cut, and her rent and other necessary living expenses […]