Habitat for Humanity of Washington State
PO Box 112033
Tacoma, WA 98411

Tel: 253-759-2780
Fax: 253-759-1252

E-mail: mhoward@habitatwa.org

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HFH of Washington State is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

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Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

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PO Box 112033
Tacoma, WA 98411

Tel: 253-759-2780
Fax: 253-759-1252

E-mail: mhoward@habitatwa.org

Area: HFH of Washington State is a statewide organization providing resource development, advocacy, programs and services for all 34 local Habitat affiliates in Washington State.
Founded in 1997

News

STATE ADVOCACY

We are preparing our State Legislative Agenda. The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance members voted Tax Credits for Charitable Contributions as one of the top five lead agenda items for the 2007 State Legislative Session.

The GMA/Housing Task Force is preparing a report for the Affordable Housing Advisory Board's Oct. 18 meeting.

CALENDAR

WA-OR Construction Managers Network Quarterly Meeting, Oct. 5, Portland, Oregon.

HFHWA Board of Directors Meeting, Oct. 14, First United Methodist Church, Olympia, WA.

Synposis of the Community Land Trust Model, Oct. 18, Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 888-845-8759

7th Annual Washington State Nonprofit Governance Conference, Nov. 3, Tacoma, WA. Contact The Nonprofit Center. 253-272-5844.

PROGRAMS

Home$tart - additional Home$tart funds will be available Oct. 1. Affiliates already working with local banks should contact them to enroll families. Affiliates working with HFHWA should email Maureen Howard the number of families to enroll and wait for instructions. We will look for slots as we receive requests.

Washington Consumer Energy Fund - we are completing this project and expect to have a "Lessons Learned" product to share with other affiliates.

HFHWA Training Plan - The HFHWA Board will review and adopt the Training Plan at the Oct. 14 board meeting. We are still looking for up to four affiliates to host luncheon training sessions.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

If you have a local partnership that could be expanded statewide, please contact HFHWA.

Get Involved

Local Habitat affiliates in Washington State build about 85 homes each year. They have plans to build more than 400 homes over the next three years.

Contact your local Habitat affiliate to see how you can become involved in their work in your local community.

If you or someone you know is in need of decent, affordable housing, please contact your nearest Habitat affiliate for more information about the process of applying for Habitat home ownership.

To find your local Habitat affiliate, please click on the Habitat for Humanity International link at the bottom of this page.

Help us eliminate substandard housing in our community! It's quick, easy and safe to support the house-building, hope-building work of HFH of Washington State through Habitat for Humanity International's secure online donation system. You can even send a gift card announcing your donation in honor of a loved one or a special occasion.

The Habitat for Humanity International web site contains more information on Habitat's history, mission, volunteer opportunities and contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.