Seattle Habitat For Humanity
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560 Naches Ave Sw No 110 Renton WA 98057 USA
Habitat for humanity seattle-king county is a community-based housing developer committed to ensuring simple, decent, affordable homeownership for all. Initiatives include:building and renovating homes in partnership with diverse low-income working families, and selling the homes to those families at cost and with zero interest loans. Working within a coalition of agencies to improve housing conditions throughout entire communities.
In fiscal year 2014, habitat for humanity seattle-king county accomplished 97 housing solutions for low-income families. Locally, 44 new, repaired or renovated homes were completed. Overseas, 53 homes were built through tithing 10% of unrestricted gifts to support safe, healthy, decent affordable housing. Volunteers, managed by staff, contributed 40,173 hours building new homes, renovating existing ones, making critical repairs for low-income families in king county, helping with administrative and habitat store activities and working on leadership teams. Additionally, 6 neighborhood clean-up/beautification projects engaged over 400 volunteers. Community engagement, the core of the habitat model, secures neighborhood commitment and nurtures the civic engagement essential to a healthy community. Habitat incorporates volunteers on a scale unique in our sector. We recognize that bringing together a diverse cross-section of the community on a project of shared significance builds enduring social capital and helps each participant understand the systems change needed to alleviate poverty and increase awareness of the need for affordable housing. In 2014 habitat skc was recognized #1 out of 1,500 habitat affiliates nationwide for contributing the largest fundraising tithe to habitat international. Hfhskc made great strides in fiscal 2014, its first full year operating as a stronger, combined affiliate serving all of king county. Procedures were streamlined and operational efficiencies were increased, allowing the affiliate to not only triple the number of homebuyer families, but also to strategically position for future growth and sustained impact.
habitat's long-time commitment to sustainability was evidenced by being named the top non-profit green builder by the puget sound business journal and by winning in the non-profit category for the seattle business magazine's washington green 50 list. Operating two habitat stores, in bellevue and seattle, provided a venue for manufacturers, contractors and individuals to donate surplus building materials and home furnishings for resale rather than discard them in landfills. 938 tons were diverted from landfills in fy2014 and made available to the public and other associated affordable housing providers.
habitat for humanity skc homebuyers were prepared for successful long-term homeownership through a comprehensive education program that included 49 separate classes including budgeting, financial management, conflict resolution, home maintenance, disaster preparedness, green living, construction skills and others. They also invested up to 500 hours of sweat equity making them true partners in our work, instilling pride of ownership and confidence to meet the ongoing responsibilities of homeownership. Habitat's foreclosure rate remains exceptionally low, at less than 2%.
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I volunteered with this wonderful organization in the past (and would like to in future when I have more free time). Everyone... more »
- Renton, WA
This is a great place for any age to volunteer at, even young teenagers. I always look forward to coming to volunteer; the families... more »
- Renton, WA