For years Habitat for Humanity has been able to purchase land to build homes in Seattle. But KING 5's Alex Rozier reports that the Emerald City's land prices are forcing the organization to change its strategy.
For years, the organization has done impressive work in the city, but now they are no longer focused on buying land and building new homes because the price of property is just too high. Instead, they are opting to renovate existing homes and figure out ways to continue to positively impact communities for a more affordable price.
In some parts of the city, it has been awhile since habitat bought land.
The last time they bought land in the southern part of the city was about five years ago when they worked with the Seattle Housing Authority to purchase land for the Hope VI program.