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Tackling Housing Affordability | Construction Update

This April, we began our work with the same enthusiasm for building more affordable homes, but something different was in the air. Our energetic and loving volunteers filled the inside of the houses with lots of community conversations and shared laughter. Since the pandemic, we’ve missed working with new volunteers – but since recently reopening […]

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Habitat Homeowner Isaura’s Story

Habitat Homeowner Isaura shared her story with us at the 2022 HopeBuilder Virtual Lunch. View her journey in the video below. Missed the HopeBuilder Lunch? You can still watch it online for the next 30 days and make a gift today.

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Rebuilding A Sense of Home | Kyaw and Maday’s Story

Wiping sweat from their faces after a successful day of swinging hammers at the frames of their soon-to-be home, Kyaw and Maday feel a sense of achievement. A Habitat for Humanity banner, zip-tied to the fence surrounding the community, waves in the wind, announcing to all who pass by that their neighbors are working to […]

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Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, Habitat for Humanity International, and 83 Habitat affiliates receive transformational $436M gift from MacKenzie Scott

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region will leverage this gift to address affordable housing shortage across the Portland Metropolitan Region with a focus on communities historically blocked from economic opportunities due to systemic racism.  PORTLAND, OREGON (March 22, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, along with Habitat for Humanity International, and 83 U.S. Habitat affiliate […]

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Rodolfo’s American Dream: An Affordable Home 

A stable foundation is essential to weathering hardships and building equity that one generation can pass over to another. That is precisely what Rodolfo set out to do when he arrived in the U.S from Mexico at the age of 30; setting out to achieve the American Dream. In 1999, Rodolfo celebrated purchasing his home […]

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A Big Season for Affordable Homes | Construction Update

With home building at every stage of construction, we’re running at full speed with all hands on deck. Here’s a snapshot of the communities we are building all throughout the Portland region. Foster-Powell | Southeast Portland In the Pleasant Valley neighborhood, we continue to build foundations and pour concrete at our 40-home community in SE […]

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Building Homes, Changing Lives

Despite the challenges posed by Covid, we continue to expand our mission to build stable foundations across the Portland Region. Watch this video to see how we have overcome challenges and responded to the need for affordable homeownership. 

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Building Leila’s Forever Home

If you stepped into Leila’s house in 2013, she would have welcomed you into a bright and open home that had enough room to house her whole family. The house provided shelter and a safe place for her family to grow in, but what her family lacked was stability and peace of mind.   “The […]

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CMD, Tools for Change

Be bold, be insightful, be imaginative, and share success. These are the values that creative agency and Habitat for Humanity partner CMD lives and breathes each day. Co-owner Darren Rankin embodies these values as he is inspired by CMD’s commitment to community impact efforts.  When Covid swept across the world at the beginning of March […]

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