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Interested in affordable housing? Read the Martin's Story and Tour an "Under-construction" Habitat House.

Learn how one local family has found a solution in partnership housing with Habitat. The Martin family shared their story with the Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader - click here to read the article.


Anyone interested in learning more about Habitat's programs, or those who would like to see the workmanship on a Habitat house, are invited to an "under-construction" open house and tour on Monday, July 18th. Drop in anytime from 4-6 pm at our current work-site on Nora Porter Loop (located off Hancock St. across from Seaport Landing). Habitat has nine available lots ready for development, view the homes, lots and pick-up your application.

Habitat partners with qualified applicants to provide an income adjusted mortgage for homeownership. All 2015 Habitat homeowners received mortgages below $750/month. Partner sweat equity, volunteer labor and  generous donations from our community make it possible. For more information email or call 360-379-2827.





We are participating in Seattle Foundation’s sixth annual GiveBIG on May 3!  In addition to Seattle Foundation’s stretch pool, Rick and Debbie Zajicek have given us a 1:1 matching challenge grant, up to $25,000! Don’t let this generous match go to waste. You can even arrange your gift ahead of time.  Plan on supporting Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County as part of our community’s biggest day of giving of the year! Click to GiveBIG.

Affordable Housing Opportunities with Habitat

Affordable Housing Opportunities with Habitat
Free Public Meeting

January 28th from 5:30-6:30 pm
Tri-Area Community Center
10 West Valley Road
Chimacum, WA
All new Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County homeowners in 2015 received monthly mortgage payments in the $600-$750 range. Homes were 2 to 4-bedrooms and mortgage payments include tax and insurance fees. Learn how you can become a homeowner with Habitat's programs at this informational meeting. Our programs are made possible by volunteer labor, homeowner sweat equity and the generous donations of our community.
Michele Meyering
(360) 379-2827


Happy Holidays from Habitat

Happy Holidays from Habitat for Humanity


With your continued support, and the dedication and determination of their parents, Evelynn and Aliyah will move into the next Habitat home built in Jefferson County.  Click here to give today and build homes and hope in our community.




Seeking AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leaders

December 9, 2015

Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County is looking for two AmeriCorps members!

Habitat has two full-time openings for Construction Crew Leaders beginning in January/February 2016 and lasting for an 11 month service term. This unique opportunity is a great fit for individuals looking to develop leadership and construction skills while helping build homes, communities and hope in East Jefferson County.  Click here for more information.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a National Service program that provides an opportunity for individuals to serve full-time with Habitat for Humanity to help meet the housing needs of communities and families throughout the United States.

Wells Fargo donates to Habitat

November 23, 2015

Wells Fargo donates to Habitat

Gabrielle Solorzano, branch manager of the Wells Fargo Bank in Port Townsend, presents a $3,000 check to Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County’s Board members Rena Murman and Jean Camfield.


Wells Fargo awarded Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County a grant in the amount of $3,000 to support the construction of a house at the Birkenfeld Community, an eventual 12-home community in Port Townsend.


“The hard work of the future homeowners, volunteer labor, and donations from our community, including this generous grant from Wells Fargo, will make the dream of homeownership a reality for another local family,” said Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat’s executive director.

Charity Navigator

October 6, 2015

Habitat is a Four Star Charity

For a second year in a row, Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County has been named a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, the world's largest charity evaluator.


"Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way," wrote Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator. "Only 21% of the charities we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County outperforms most other charities in America. This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."


To view Charity Navigator's evaluation online click here.


US Bank supports Habitat

September 23, 2015

U.S. Bank supports Habitat's work in Quilcene

The U.S. Bank Foundation awarded Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County a grant in the amount of $2,000 for the Quilcene Neighborhood Revitalization Home Repair Program.


Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program assists low-income homeowners with much-needed home repairs and preservation, and follows the same principles as Habitat's new home construction. Families are selected based on their housing need, ability to repay a no-interest loan, and willingness to contribute sweat equity. House repairs include energy efficient modifications, such as window and door replacements and caulking and sealing to reduce air infiltration. 


Pictured are Jamie Maciejewski, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County, Timothy Ruybalid, manager of the U.S. Bank branch in Quilcene, Habitat Board Member Chuck Trasher, and longtime volunteer and supporter Kathi Boyker.

2015 Bank of America grant

July 24, 2015

Bank of America awards $2,500 to Habitat

Thank you to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for awarding Habitat with a $2,500 grant.

The check was presented by Port Townsend branch manager, Wendy Duede, and received by Habitat Board members Kris Shapiro and Jean Camfield.

This contribution will help build Habitat's 38th home which will break ground this fall. 

Scott's and Thorn's house dedications

June 28, 2015

Congratulations Scott and Thorn on receiving the keys to your new homes!

With the dedication of Habitat's 35th and 36th houses, two more of our neighbors will be moving into safe, decent, affordable homes.


Thank you to the volunteers, donors, and community supporters who helped build these first two homes at the Birkenfeld Community in Port Townsend. 


A total of 12 homes will be built in this neighborhood. If affordable housing is a problem for you or someone you know, please call Michele at (360) 379-2827 for more information about becoming a homeowner.