Tom Dodt’s (/dōt/) November, 2021 Note
The owner of a large dilapidated house in the South Park area south of Seattle gave the property to Habitat. Habitat worked with the City to rework zoning laws and allow the lot to be converted to a beautiful townhome site for 13 families that lived in the area. From start to finish the project was completed in a little over a year. The home
dedication/grand opening was last month. The 13 families received their home keys in a nice ceremony and it was one of the most heart warming things I’ve ever seen. Click here for a video tour.

Habitat has a major project in Renton called LaFortuna and they are looking for construction volunteers. please visit this link or contact Tom Dodt at If you would like to volunteer in a different way the above link provides volunteer opportunities in the Habitat office, stores and family selection committee.
Habitat will also start work on a brand new site in the north Seattle area in the near future. It is in the Loyal Heights neighborhood (west of Green Lake). This creates a convenient drive opportunity for those of you located “in the middle” or the north end. Check it out! The land was donated by the City of Seattle as part of Mayor Durkan’s Housing Seattle Now Initiative. Through Habitat’s homeownership model, seven homes will be constructed for low-income families under 80% of the Area Median Income. These homes will meet green building criteria for sustainability and be designed and constructed to ensure healthy, low-cost maintenance homes.

Habitat for Humanity building
Habitat for Humanity Team Raises the Roof!

(Tom’s biography)
Who We Are
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
The Habitat Team is initially providing content on this site primarily from the Seattle-King County affiliate. Similar content for the Snohomish and Pierce County Habitat affiliates is already being gathered to share here in the near future.


Habitat for Humanity Stores in King County: Stores are now open!
Click here for store information

Donate: Building materials, appliances, home décor. We ask that all donations be in resalable condition with no rips, tears, stains, or pet hair, and no repairs needed. On days that we will be picking up your items, we ask that the items be located outside your home, as we cannot enter your home due to insurance restrictions.
Shop: New and gently used building materials, tools, hardware, appliances, and furniture at amazing discounted prices.
We have also launched an online store for your convenience: Click here for online store information
Now shop online for your favorite Habitat Store items! Every purchase funds Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing and repair projects right here in our community. Check out our Facebook page which is regularly updated with great deals! *Items go fast! Items posted on Facebook may not be representative of current items for sale. Please check with each store for items you would like to buy.*


Habitat for Humanity Contacts

Name Role E-mail
Tom Dodt HfH-BLNR Board
Caroline Keck Seattle/King County
Tracey Sorenson Pierce County
Karisa Lee Snohomish County


Previous Events/Newsletters:
BLNR Build Day in Lake City
Date: Sept 23, 2020 (Wed)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
Women Build
Date: Oct 3 (Sat) – Oct 10, 2020 (Sat)
Event Coordinator:
Project Description: click here for info
Habitat for Humanity Information Session
Date: Nov 20, 2020 (Fri)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Briefing Slides Part 1
   ◈ Briefing Slides Part 2
   ◈ Briefing Slides Part 3
BLN-R/Habitat for Humanity Meeting – March 3, 2021
Seattle King County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Newsletter
Click here for progress reports and volunteer opportunities
BLNR Build Day in Lake City
Date: May 26, 2021 (Wed)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Click here for info
Habitat for Humanity Luncheon (raised 1.6 million dollars!!)
Date: June 3, 2021 (Thur)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Click here for info
BLNR and Habitat for Humanity take safety very seriously and additional health and sanitation steps have been taken around COVID-19 to ensure a safe and healthy environment. A mask is required at all times while volunteering onsite.
BLNR Build Day in Renton
Date: July 16, 2021 (Fri)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Click here for info
Second BLNR Build Day in Renton
Date: August 26, 2021 (Thu)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt