Critical home repair offered by Habitat for Humanity and White Center CDA in North Highline
Habitat for Humanity of Seattle and South King County is working with the White Center Community Development Association "to identify and assist families with homes in need of critical repair," in the North Shorewood Park region of North Highline, according to Mikel Davila with the CDA.
Homeowners with houses that are either unsafe or in a state of critical disrepair are eligible for the program in a several block radius from North Shorewood Park. The program boundaries are S.W. Roxbury St. to the north, 20th Ave S.W. to the east, S.W. 104th St. to the south, and 26th Ave S.W.
Please see the attached map for a visual representation.
Homeowner selection criteria for the Home Repair Program
1) Need for adequate housing
- The functional areas of the home are in critical disrepair or unsafe, and Habitat's scope of work can significantly benefit the homeowner. We are doing exterior work, including roofs, windows and siding.
- Family is unable to physically and/or financially complete the work themselves.
- Family has applied for assistance from the King County Housing Repair program, and other applicable city and/or private agency repair programs, and has been denied.
2) Ability to repay a no-interest loan
- Family income must fall under 80 percent of King County area median income.
- Household size to median income specifics: 1 - $45,500, 2 - $52,000, 3 - $58,500, 4 - $65,000, 5 - $70,200, 6 - $75,400, 7 - $80,600, 8 - $85,800.
3) Willingness to partner with Habitat
- Family must contribute sweat equity hours and participate in educational sessions.
- Home must be owner-occupied with current insurance.
For questions or more information about the program, contact Habitat for Humanity Seattle/South King County at www.seattle-habitat.org or Lakesha Knatt at 206-292-5240, ext. 106, email: lknatt[at]seattle-habitat.org.
Or contact the White Center CDA at www.wccda.org.