Category: Programs

Information and updates on how Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is working to address poverty in our community


Build Like a Girl

In an industry that’s historically excluded women, we believe our Women Build program testifies to the absurdity of that exclusion. And what better time to proudly present our evidence than during Women’s History Month? 1991 A group of women in Charlotte, N.C. completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house. 1998Read More

Myth: Habitat Gives Homes Away for Free

One of the most persistent myths about Habitat for Humanity is that we give houses away for free. In fact, we sell homes at cost to qualifying individuals/families like the Gutierrez family who demonstrate a willingness to partner with us. These folks are what we call Partner Homebuyers and makeRead More

Celebrate Habitat’s 25th Year in Whatcom County!

Join us Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary! KAFE 104.1 live broadcast Hempler’s Hot Dogs Family Activities 25% off EVERYTHING at the Habitat Store ALL DAY LONG!     Photo copyright Derek Key, used under Creative Commons Licence

Looking for a summer internship?

Habitat has internship positions open on the job site and in our store! Construction: Habitat is looking for two high school youth over 16 to serve as construction crew leader interns this summer, helping lead work site volunteers on our latest “Passive” design home Bellingham. The program, funded by the Bike & BuildRead More