Success Stories

Meet Our Families

Every family deserves a decent place to call home and our families come from all around the world, each with their own story of how they went from point A to point B. Regardless of where one comes from everyone deserves a decent place to call home

Each of these families has put in their sweat equity to make to it where they are today. Working through our homeowner services program on a regular basis whether it be on site, in the stores, or in our office, they have put in an allotted amount of hours to purchase their home for their family through our program.

Ultimately, every family needs a place to call home as it provides them an opportunity to grow and build generational wealth. We at Habitat congratulate each family on obtaining their home, their journeys are not often easy, but hard work pays off. Here are their stories.

  • Home Means Comfort and Safety for the Ibrahims
    When 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 Debt
    To 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 Way
    Chris 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 […]
  • Volunteer Energy Powers Habitat for Humanity SKKC’s Success
    At our Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Night at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Ballard in December, Habitat for Humanity SKKC celebrated the volunteers, donors and advocates who form the engine that drives our affiliate’s success. Because of the contributions made in 2022 by Habitat volunteers, donors, and advocates, 50 King and Kittitas County families who couldn’t […]
  • Homeownership Builds Community
    Homeownership is about so much more than a simple roof over one’s head. It’s also about community, which means finding a neighborhood that feels like home.  For Shukri Yusuf, who arrived in the Seattle area from Mombasa, Kenya at 12, West Seattle has been home since 2004. Over the years, Shukri got married there, had a […]
  • AT&T Donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity SKC After Completing Monthlong Employee Volunteer Effort
    AT&T presented a contribution of $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County on Wednesday, September 28 as 18 local AT&T employee volunteers worked with future residents to build housing at Highland Terrace in the Delridge neighborhood of Seattle. The six permanently affordable homes at Highland Terrace are expected to be ready in the summer of […]