Blog

Filter Posts

Legislative Priority

Legislative Priority

Our 2023 legislative priority is bold. It's a $14M direct allocation to preserve 80 homes for modest-income, first-time homebuyers. Not only will we purchase, rehabilitate and resell these homes; we'll also keep them permanently affordable.

Read More
Auto Draft 6

Op-ed by Two CEOs

Tacoma Urban League CEO T'wina Nobles and Tacoma Habitat CEO Maureen Fife sound off about the racial disparity in homeownership in this op-ed, and announce a new partnership designed to move the needle of Black…

Read More
AMI Limits 1

AMI Limits

As they do each summer, HUD released the new Area Median Income (AMI) limits and rather than incremental change as we are accustomed to seeing, the numbers this year took big leaps across the board.…

Read More
Housing Disparity in Tacoma

Housing Disparity in Tacoma

The City of Tacoma released a comprehensive report on race-based disparity in homeownership in November 2021, which found clear disparities associated with Black populations owning homes. Read some of the more impactful data points within.

Read More
Upzoning

Upzoning

Navigating state bills can be difficult to follow, especially with finding the differences and similarities between SB 5670 and HB 1782.

Read More
Transformational $4.5M Gift

Transformational $4.5M Gift

American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifted $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International, including a one-time, unrestricted $4.5M to Tacoma Habitat.

Read More
Gov. Inslee's Housing Investment

Inslee’s Housing Investment

Last week, from a Habitat for Humanity build site in King County, Governor Inslee announced his budget’s proposed $800 million budget investments in housing and homelessness.

Read More
Pierce County Budget

Pierce County Budget

The Pierce County Council wrapped up its 2022-23 budget last week. As part of it’s $200 million investment in housing and homelessness services the County allocated $65 million of its American Rescue Plan Act funding…

Read More
Cost to Build Comparisons

Cost to Build Comparisons

A quick comparison on our cost to build against 2020 reveals both expected and yes, startling, news. Looking at just four material elements of the home building process shows costs increased between 53-93%.

Read More