Non-proselytizing Policy: Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity will not proselytize. Nor will KCHFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with KCHFH. This means that KCHFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity
Executive Director: Sherri Ott
Areas of Focus:Affordable housing, community development, low income households, volunteerism
Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing. Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat was founded on the conviction that everyone deserves a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Mission: Seeking to put God's love to action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities,and hope.
Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live
In the early 1990's, a small group of like-minded individuals recognized a need for affordable housing in Kittitas County. A grass-roots movement started by these volunteers created the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Ellensburg, WA.
In 1993, the affiliate selected its first partner family and broke ground on the first home. Since that time, our affiliate has completed 16 new-construction homes, three Critical Home Repair projects, and 5 A-Brush-With-Kindness (ABWK)projects. Between our Habitat Store and the construction office, we now have 10 staff members, 5 active board members, at least 500 volunteers each year, 18 partner families, and over 500 supporting individuals and businesses
In 2009, we expanded our service area to all of Kittitas County with a vision to serve more families while also increasing house production. Over that time, we have grown from building less than one house per year on average to completing two-plus homes per year. In 2015, the Critical Home Repair and ABWK programs were added to the services Habitat provides in our community.