My Habitat Story: Stuart Young, BCRA

Stuart Young's connection with Habitat for Humanity started 25 years ago in Southern California. As an architect fresh out of college, Stuart saw volunteering with Habitat as a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in construction and design. Five years later, Stuart found himself in Tacoma and soon connected with the affiliate here. Stuart is … Continue reading My Habitat Story: Stuart Young, BCRA

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My Habitat Story : Brian Reeder, Reeder Management

With the average rent in Tacoma rising at a rate of 13% in the last six months, affordable housing is more important than ever. Brian Reeder, a professional residential property manager in Pierce County, sees and understands this first-hand. Brian has been a board member with Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County for 3 years, expanding his … Continue reading My Habitat Story : Brian Reeder, Reeder Management

After 10 Years of Involvement, Habitat Volunteer Takes the Challenge

Jim Goertz of University Place Presbyterian Church (UPPC) has been regularly volunteering with Habitat since 2006, but he recently decided to take his partnership to the next level -- literally! This Friday, Goertz will trade his tool belt for a harness and his hard hat for a helmet as he takes the Habitat Challenge and rappels … Continue reading After 10 Years of Involvement, Habitat Volunteer Takes the Challenge

Two of Tacoma’s Favorites Take the Habitat Challenge!

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is fortunate to have two well-known local celebrities participating in the Habitat Challenge this September.  There’s truly no missing these two iconic Tacoma figures. They both stand over 6-1/2 feet tall, have distinguishing hair-dos, and always dress in sports uniforms.But that’s not all they have in common! Both could be … Continue reading Two of Tacoma’s Favorites Take the Habitat Challenge!

Neighbors Turn Into Friends at Swan Creek as Site Construction Comes to a Close

After this week, things will be a little different at Swan Creek Lane. Days will start with quiet cups of coffee enjoyed on porches instead of giant pots brewed for dedicated volunteers. Driving in and out of the neighborhood will be homeowner Daysy on her way to take her son to football camp instead of … Continue reading Neighbors Turn Into Friends at Swan Creek as Site Construction Comes to a Close

Habitat for Humanity and Bates Technical College Partnership Reaches Milestone, Fuels Real-World Experience for Students

TACOMA, Wash. – When Bates Technical College instructor Dave Leenhouts approached Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity eight years ago, he hoped to forge a partnership. Today, that partnership has helped yield 50 affordable homes for families in our area. “My goal was to be able to educate our electrician students on the newest technology in energy efficient homes and new … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity and Bates Technical College Partnership Reaches Milestone, Fuels Real-World Experience for Students

Terrance Reflects on a Year of Homeownership and Community Leadership

After a year as a homeowner at the Woods at Golden Given neighborhood (The Woods), Terrance has proven himself as a crucial leader in his community. His commitment to the Woods has not gone unnoticed as Terrance was recently elected by his neighbors to serve as the board president, representing all 30-homes that make up this sustainability designed neighborhood in Midland. … Continue reading Terrance Reflects on a Year of Homeownership and Community Leadership

Puyallup Habitat Store Sparks Involvement in a New Community

At 9 AM on Friday, July 8th, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity opened the doors of its new Store in downtown Puyallup. Throughout the weekend hundreds of people visited the new Store, creating a buzz in the community about the newest addition to Puyallup. With its location in central downtown Puyallup, the new Store has … Continue reading Puyallup Habitat Store Sparks Involvement in a New Community