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News Release: Habitat for Humanity Portland Region Announces the Appointment of Five New Board Members

PORTLAND, OREGON (August 8, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity Portland Region announces the appointment of five new members to the board of directors. This brings the total number of board members to 24.   Joining the board of directors are Nancy Lee (Nike, retired), Tara Marshall (Providence Health & Services), Victor Millán-Simpkins (DOWL), Steve Novick […]

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“It’s a Dream Come True” | Tanisha’s Story

When Tanisha first shared her story with Habitat for Humanity in 2020, she was in the process of building her home in Northeast Portland. She had not yet received the keys to her house but was looking forward to the freedom she would have as a homeowner – a larger space, peace of mind, making […]

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Building a Community: Ro-Suhana’s Story

Written by volunteer storyteller, Jeremy Brautman After six years in her Habitat for Humanity home, Ro-Suhana, a sophomore at Reynold’s High School, does not take for granted the safety and stability that her home and her neighborhood provide. Her best friends Abby, Sami, An, and Sumaia live next door. Together, they spent their formative years growing […]

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Advocacy Update: The Future (Need) of Housing in Portland 

Written by Preston Korst, Director of Government Relations.  As the number of new homes on the market decreases and the cost to build or purchase a home increases, the outlook for first-time homeownership in Portland appears murky at best. Add to the looking glass a mixture of rising interest rates, constricting supply chains, and a […]

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Almost 80 homes under development this Summer! | Construction update  

Habitat blue hard hats dot our construction sites, and workers with orange vests raise frames, giving our communities a glance into a hopeful future. Through your support, we are establishing more communities across the Portland Region than ever! These homes mean much more than shelter; for Oregonians, it means optimism and a new chapter in […]

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June E-newsletter

Hot off the press, the June E-newsletter! Learn how Habitat tackled displacement through the City of Portland’s Preference Policy, how homeowner Eman beat all odds and built her own home, and the life-changing home repair that is giving Brian peace of mind…and much more! Read our June E-newsletter here. Don’t miss out on future news […]

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Kenton Commons & NE Portland’s Preference Policy

Located along Interstate Avenue in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, 30 new homes shine in the sun behind the cherry blossoms and Max line. Soon, all the homes will be sold to families who have generational ties to North and Northeast Portland, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s work with the city’s preference policy, a tool […]

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Defying the odds | Eman’s Story 

If you asked anyone in her neighborhood what type of woman Eman is, they would quickly praise her charming character, top-notch baking skills, and devotion to inspiring others through her service. Despite battling cancer and moving away from her home country of Kuwait, Eman–a Habitat homeowner living in Hillsboro—still finds the time and energy to […]

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A critical repair and peace of mind | Brian’s Home Repair Story

As he stood and admired his freshly built wooden ramp, Brian, a Navy Veteran, explained how he looked forward to freely navigating around his home. Recently, Brian had a nasty fall while trying to climb the steps to his front door with his walker, resulting in a broken rib. This event was the final straw […]

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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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