Habitat International recently featured Mandy McCulley, our Former AmeriCorps Vista Sustainability Coordinator, on their “Why We Build” series. Mandy’s interest in architecture was sparked when she was a little girl, watching her mom work with Habitat to build their new home in Iowa. Mandy worked hard to reach her goal to become an architect and eventually graduated from college with a [...]
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CEO Marty Kooistra was recently interviewed by Rainmakers.tv about Habitat’s local and global mission. Rainmakers is a documentary series established to communicate stories of leadership, innovation and social responsibility that inspire global transformation. If you joined us in recognition of World Habitat Day last Saturday, you got a taste of what it means to ACT LOCAL [...]
Watch the video below for a sneak peek inside the House of the Immediate Future before it opens to the public on Saturday, September 1. Not attending Bumbershoot? You’ll still have plenty of chances to tour the House throughout September. Public tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Click [...]
Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford writes about Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and the importance of listening to and responding to the needs of residents to help neighborhoods maintain and improve their sense of community and place. Locally, our affiliate is working hard in the Westway neighborhood of Federal Way. In May, we saw [...]
Seattle Times sketcher Gabriel Campanario came out to the Seattle Center along with others from the Seattle Urban Sketchers group. Check out these drawings featured in the Seattle Times: House of the Immediate Future, under construction now | Seattle Sketcher | The Seattle Times. The drawing at right is by David R Chamness. More sketchers can [...]
We have officially opened up our calendar to volunteers who want to help us build the House of the Immediate Future! Our exciting and unique project will demonstrate how sustainable building practices, technological innovation and civic engagement can create affordable communities for the future. Come build the future with us! Construction volunteers are needed Thursdays [...]
Last month, the Seattle Office of Housing awarded Homebuyer Program funds to Homestead Community Land Trust and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. In partnership with our affiliate, Homestead’s $770,000 award is expected to initially assist 15 homebuyers and provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. You can read more about our collaboration with Homestead in our [...]
Dwell Development stopped by New Day Northwest this morning to talk about homes of the future. Our House of the Immediate Future got some air time. Check out the video!
CEO Marty Kooistra spoke during the public hearing of the House Capital Budget Committee on February 23 and his testimony made TVW‘s Legislative Review wrap-up. Watch the video to hear Marty speak in favor of HB 2168 – part of the Jobs Now package. Marty speaks around minute 28.
Rehabilitating existing homes is a growing trend nationally among Habitat affiliates. Last year, 17% of Habitat homes were rehabs, up from 12% in 2009. In addition to purchasing foreclosed homes, renovating them, and then selling them to partner families, Habitat affiliates are also providing updates and weatherization for existing homeowners who otherwise would not be [...]