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Affordable Housing

Habitat Helpers Program

We will be restarting our Habitat Helpers Program in 2024! Stay tuned for more information.

The Habitat Helpers Program is an expansion of Skagit Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing. While building homes remains the foundation of what we do, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for critical home repairs in Skagit County. 

The Habitat Helpers Program focuses on primarily repair and/or rehab projects that will improve the quality of life for the homeowner and provide a safe, healthy place to live. Our scope of work will include critical repair projects, such as improving handicap accessibility ramps and replacing steps/handrails for safety. The result is a more holistic approach that revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, encourages connections within the community, and promotes housing sustainability.


  • Applicants must currently own and occupy the home for at least one year.
  • Applicants must live in Skagit County, Washington.
  • Applicants must earn between 30% and 60% of the county's gross median income.
  • Applicants must be unable to afford the necessary home repairs or complete them due to age, disability, or circumstance.
  • Applicants must be willing to partner with Skagit Habitat by participating in the project as they are able to.


2023 Income Guidelines
Family Size Minimum Maximum
1 $19,150 $40,404
2 $21,900 $46,176
3 $25,974 $51,948
4 $28,860 $57,720
5 $31,169 $62,338
6 $33,478 $66,955
7 $35,786 $71,573
8 $38,095 $76,190

Numbers represent 30%-60% of the county's median gross income according to the US Department of Housing & Urban Development.


  • What critical repair projects do you consider?

    Our projects will focus on improving handicap accessibility ramps, as well as entryway steps/handrails.

  • What critical repair projects do you NOT consider?

    Currently, we are not considering the following projects: aesthetic (non-critical) home improvements, beautification projects, total roof replacements, total deck placements, or interior work. As our organization's capacity grows, we hope to expand the Habitat Helper Program and its scope of work in the future.

  • Do I have to own the home?

    Yes. Applicants must live in Skagit County and have owned their home for at least one year prior to submitting the application.

  • Skagit Habitat for Humanity
    Skagit Habitat for Humanity

    1022 Riverside Drive
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273


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