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Stable housing makes for stable families, like these Attain Housing clients: Adrien, Reine, their niece, and three daughters. Rwandan immigrants, they are just one of the families with a safe and stable place to call home thanks to community support for our housing programs. Make your GiveBig gift today to help families like Adrien and Reine and to prevent other Eastside...

Thursday, September 26, 2019Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 We would like to welcome all current and past volunteers, board members, and supporters to join us in celebrating 30 years of serving Eastside families! Attention: Eastside companies and organizations! We would love to feature you as a sponsor for our 2019 Fall Luncheon. Please contact Carol Ryan (

Kirkland community legend Bill Petter with a 7 Hills rider We’ve been very fortunate to receive support and leadership from countless Kirkland-area volunteers and staff over the years and we would love to hear from you. We are gathering memories from our organization’s history to share and celebrate at our Fall Luncheon on September 26, 2019. We want to hear...

Sometimes a warm meal can make all the difference! Attain Housing’s Community Supper program is still going strong, every Tuesday night at 6 PM at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland. We saw an increase in attendance in 2018, especially through the fall and winter months, averaging around 50-60 attendees at times. All walks of life are welcome at Community Supper. Many...

Volunteers from Gates Ventures strut their stuff! Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities Maintenance work at our apartments: We are in need of volunteer groups to do yardwork at our Petter Court property in Kirkland. We’re also always looking for folks to help with interior painting as needed when families move out. Please contact if you are interested. 7 Hills bike ride prep and day-of...

Kathy, Greg, and Jesse enjoying a cheeky holiday gift exchange Attain Housing remains a small, but mighty nonprofit organization. Feel free to come on down to the office and meet our staff! When you walk in, you’ll likely be greeted by Jesse, our Welcome Home program administrator and 7 Hills bike ride coordinator. Our intern Anna might be up front, too,...

A Client’s Story: Lena, 32 We’d like to share a recent success story with you. Lena and her son Simon recently moved out of our housing and into permanent housing here in Kirkland after spending about two years living in our transitional housing program. Many of our client families are immigrants who benefit greatly from from having case managers to help...

Celebrate 30 years of Attain Housing by joining our annual fundraising bike ride It may be chilly and cold right now, but spring is right around the corner! That means our annual 7 Hills of Kirkland bike ride is coming up soon! Registration is open at All proceeds from the ride go directly to fund Attain Housing’s mission to...

The Comfort of Home: Clients Denise, Erneste, and their children in front of their home Now that Snow-pocalypse is behind us (whew!), and little hints of spring are upon us, I’ve been reflecting on the last 18 months at Attain Housing. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long since I stepped into the Executive Director position with eager ambitions...