New Habitat project to break ground in Renton Highlands

June 1, 2010

By Staff

Renton Highlands will be the new home of a Habitat for Humanity community called La Fortuna.

Habitat coordinators break ground on the project, at 172 127th Ave. S.E., June 11.

The first phase of the $12 million project will include two buildings totaling 11 townhomes.

When completed, the project will have eight buildings and up to 41 units available for families making 60 percent or below the area’s median income, said Tom Granger, executive director for Habitat For Humanity of East King County. Median income for a family of four living in King County in 2009 was about $84,000, according to the nonprofit housing organization A Regional Coalition for Housing. Sixty percent of that would be about $50,000.

The project is made possible through Habitat for Humanity partnerships with Bank of America, Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County Impact Capital, JP Morgan Chase Bank, King County Housing Finance Program and the state Housing Trust Fund.

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