Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

One volunteer’s pathway into the building trades

Edie Stickel at Telegraph

Trade apprenticeships are a way that students can gain certified skills that can help lead them to good jobs. One pathway into exploring the exciting world of the building trades is by first becoming a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Volunteering allows everyone the chance to try out tools and skills under the guidance of …

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More Habitat and Ecotech Solar workshops for 2020

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is happy to continue our partnership in 2020 with Ecotech Solar to offer two more FREE solar workshops for homeowners interested in learning about adding solar power to their homes. As with the workshops we hosted last fall, with every home solar installation sold, Ecotech will donate one solar panel …

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Adapting to emerging energy efficiency standards

solar panels and light bulb

To be better stewards of our community and our planet, Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan Task Force has recommended that all homes use 100% renewable energy sources by 2035. Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is proud to announce that the homes we’ve been building for the last four years, including those at the Telegraph Townhomes …

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Building lasting affordability with Kulshan Community Land Trust

Dean Fearing with kulshanCLT

The Telegraph Townhomes Project, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s flagship 50+-unit planned housing community on Telegraph Road, wouldn’t be happening without our innovative partnership with the Kulshan Community Land Trust (KulshanCLT). The Telegraph Townhomes Project is a first for both organizations in terms of scale. Phase 1A, the first 8 units, are 70% complete, …

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A-1 Builders bring their passion to Telegraph

A-1 Builders in their Bellingham office

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County has come to count on Bellingham’s A-1 Builders as a Champion donor and partner as we continue work on the Telegraph Townhomes Project. Not only was A-1 a part of our Home Builders Blitz last October, they’ve had builders volunteering and helping on the Telegraph site more than a …

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Thank you Highline Construction!

Trevor at Highline Construction

For the past 17 years, Habitat for Humanity has had a vision for the annual, national Home Builders Blitz Program. What began as one affiliate’s challenge in Raleigh, North Carolina, to build one house each day over a 5-day period, getting local businesses to donate as much of the materials as possible, has become a …

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Building community with Lydia Place and Wise Buys Thrift Store

Dakota Nixon at Wise Buys

Solving the housing crisis in Whatcom County requires creating innovative partnerships in Bellingham and across Whatcom County. The causes of housing insecurity are too many and too varied to be addressed by any one group, agency, or non-profit alone. Working together, we’re stronger. To extend our reach, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is actively …

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John Moon on Build Community Day’s Political Forum

John Moon, Executive Director

The culmination of Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz Week is Build Community Day (Saturday, October 19), inspired and funded by the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Project Neighborly Program). This year, Habitat is centering the day’s activity around Habitat’s flagship Telegraph Townhomes Project (1050 Telegraph Road, Bellingham), and the surrounding King Mountain neighborhood. This day brings community volunteers …

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Skeers Construction and the Home Builders Blitz 2019

Dave Monks Skeers Construction

In 2002, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina, along with a local builder of custom homes, enlisted the help of 11 volunteer professional home builders to see if they could do the impossible. Their goal, to build one house every day, over a 5-day period, using donated building materials as much …

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Build Community Day 2019 at Telegraph

Telegraph Townhomes project 2019

Get ready for our annual Build Community Day! This year we’ll be centering our activity around Habitat’s flagship Telegraph Townhomes Project (1050 Telegraph Road, Bellingham) and the surrounding King Mountain neighborhood. Build Community Day brings people together to build and mend homes and hearts. Inspired and funded by the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Project Neighborly Program, …

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