Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for Issaquah build
October 27, 2010
NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 27, 2010
Habitat for Humanity of East King County needs volunteers to help build houses in the Issaquah Highlands. The nonprofit organization seeks helpers for Nov. 17 and 18.
Habitat representatives and families joined city officials in June 2009 to break ground for the highlands development at 2500 N.E. Magnolia St. The completed duplexes should house up to 10 families.
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.
Habitat families must also contribute 500 hours of sweat equity to the organization in order to qualify for a home.