As the chill sets in, ensuring your home is ready to face the colder months becomes crucial. At South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity, we understand the importance of a warm and secure home during winter, and we're here to share some valuable tips to help homeowners prepare for the season.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the Raise the Roof Gala a night to remember. Your commitment to affordable housing is a force that propels us forward, and we look forward to continuing this journey with you.
I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. It is with a mixture of emotions I write to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as the Chief Executive Officer of South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity.
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Home Repair program helps seniors age in place. Critical Home Repair (CHR) is a program that works directly with homeowners who need assistance with critical repairs to address health and safety issues in their home. CHR provides a vital service to homeowners, makes a positive impact on their lives and often times their neighborhoods as well.
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity builds and preserves affordable housing. While our organization is best known for building new homes, we also work with existing homeowners on essential home repair projects so they can continue living in safe and affordable homes for many years to come.
In 2018, I joined South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity as the Executive Director. As part of my onboarding, I started by working with the board and staff to develop a strategic plan that included guiding principles. Through this process, we identified diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as one of the guiding principles of our organization: “Habitat for Humanity welcomes people from all walks of life to partner with us as volunteers, donors, employees, and homebuyers. We celebrate and value diversity, welcome differences, and leverage the collective strengths of all people.”
American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifted $436 million in unrestricted giving to Habitat for Humanity International and 83 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, including four in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State investment totals $15M and will impact communities in Clallam, Pierce, King, Kittitas and Thurston Counties.