Seattle Habitat for Humanity
Homeless & Housing, Economic Development
15439 53rd Ave S, Suite B
Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County is part of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat's vision is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Currently working in over 1900 communities in the United States and in over 60 foreign countries, Habitat brings families in need together with volunteers and resources to build affordable housing. Since its founding in 1986 Habitat for Humanity Seattle/south King County has built over 135 homes using volunteer labor. Partner families, who will become Habitat homeowners, work dedicate up to 500 hours building their homes. Families must earn between 25% and 50% of the median household income to qualify. Habitat makes no profit and charges no interest on the sale of the homes. The families' monthly payments are recycled to build more houses.