Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for highlands project

January 19, 2010

By Staff

Habitat for Humanity of East King County needs volunteers to help build houses in the Issaquah Highlands. The nonprofit needs volunteers at the highlands site Jan. 20-21 and 27-28.Register at the Habitat Web site, www.habitatekc.org, and follow the link labeled “Volunteer: Construction” to sign up. E-mail Individual Volunteer Coordinator Justin Bradley at jbradley@habitatekc.org or call 869-6007.

Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, a hot meal and entry into a drawing for a restaurant gift certificate.

Habitat homeowners are selected based on need and ability to pay the mortgage. Families earn $20,400 to $40,700 — less than half of the 2008 King County median income for a family of four. Homeowners are also required to live or work in King County for at least a year. Habitat units are sold at cost — about $100,000 —and homeowners repay no-interest loans while Habitat retains ownership of the land.

The new Issaquah units will also help satisfy a requirement for at least 30 percent affordable housing in the highlands.

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