Habitat Family Stories

Families are in need of affordable housing live everywhere. Our organization seeks to help fill the need for safe and decent housing in Snohomish County.

Housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives. A majority of Americans believe that it is challenging to find affordable quality housing in their communities and more than half of all adults say they have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage. Such trade-offs may include taking second jobs, cutting back on health care or healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.

Through several programs and with the help of volunteers, we provide opportunities for families to learn about home ownership and become homeowners so they don’t have to make these trade-offs. We engage people like you by providing a meaningful way to come together with members of our community to help families build safety, security and self-reliance through shelter.

Read some of our stories below.

Kristin's Family Story

“I knew this was our chance to escape, and I wasn’t certain if we would make it out alive if we didn’t leave then.”

Habitat partner family Michael and Vickie

Sandy and Ray's Family Story

In December of 2016, Sandy and Ray’s family received “the best Christmas present ever” – the keys to their new home.

Michael and Vickie's Family Story

Michael and Vickie dreamed of owning a home for more than 20 years, but every time they thought they were ready to purchase a home, a new financial obstacle came up…

Anna and Guillermo's Family Story

“We feel this is our place, we have a sense of belonging. We are putting roots here, this is the place where our kids are going to grow.”

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