HELPING: Volunteers assist at Habitat for Humanity homebuilding site in South Delridge

Another infusion of volunteer help was at work this past Saturday at Habitat for Humanity‘s Highland Terrace project in South Delridge. The site in the 9000 block of 15th SW will hold six “permanently affordable” two- and three-bedroom homes that’ll be complete by next summer, to be owned by families earning less than 80 percent of the Area Median Income. Future homeowners help with the construction, too – Penny was among those working at the site on Saturday:

Also there on Saturday was a contingent of volunteers from ADT, one of the companies that has donated to the project.

ADT donated $30,000 to cover the cost of energy-efficient heat pumps for the homes at Highland Terrace. Last month, AT&T sent volunteers to the site along with a $10,000 donation. This is not the first Habitat for Humanity project in West Seattle – others include a 4-unit site near Westwood Village and 20 homes scattered around the High Point redevelopment in the late ’00s.

7 Replies to "HELPING: Volunteers assist at Habitat for Humanity homebuilding site in South Delridge"

  • LK October 24, 2022 (1:13 pm)

    Thank you to all of the volunteers! You can volunteer too. Just contact Habitat. : )

  • Jethro Marx October 24, 2022 (1:16 pm)

    This is cool, but I have to admit my puzzlement at not seeing crowds of throwback architectural fans swooning over the PEAKED ROOVES! Craftsman-inspired, folks, what?

  • Ali Sheibani October 24, 2022 (2:53 pm)

    Anyone can volunteer with Habitat.  Here is a link if you are interested:

  • jw October 24, 2022 (5:33 pm)

    24th and Roxbury north side. about 4 houses were built around 2004.  With the help by  Bank of America with donations and plenty of Saturday volunteers.

  • Craftsman Next? October 24, 2022 (5:34 pm)

    Mr. Marx, those ‘gable’ roofs are on the scourge of McMansions that preceded the flat roof with roof-top decks now so common.  The roof top decks provide additional outside living that does not take up yard space.  Efficient for the new era of townhouses that require downspout connected to permeable drainage features that buffer rains into the soil and lessen the load on storm drains.  They reduce the number of times we get fined by the Feds for overflows into puget Sound.   Interesting all of the rebuilt Highpoint had gable roofs required because the old WWII Highpoint housing was built with flat roofs that the residents associated with cheap public housing.  The newest trend is the New Scandinavian  Farmhouse look with steeply pitched gable roofs.  

    • Jethro Marx October 24, 2022 (9:45 pm)

      I am happy to see rooves over heads regardless of the shape. I was making an obtuse joke about the many complaints presented by blog commenters, when it comes to new construction styles. Thanks for the information all the same!

  • SallyMM October 26, 2022 (6:36 am)

    Wow…. these look so much nicer than the expensive box townhouses I see popping up everywhere.

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