Recently, Young Professional groups have developed as extensions of many established non profits and as independent organizations meant to engage young professionals in community building. The first Habitat Young Professionals groups started at the Austin and Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity Affiliates. Seattle HYP was the brainchild of Seattle-King County Habitat Board Member, Brian Chung. In 2006, a UW graduate student conducted a feasibility study for Brian’s idea and recommended the formation of Seattle HYP. Since 2008, the Steering Committee have been meeting to create a fun and social environment for Young Professionals to get involved in Habitat.