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Meet our new team of Bank of America Student Leaders 

Bank of America Student Leaders Ivette Alonso Garcia, Ammar Mukadam, Ryan Jun, and Ky Dang. This summer, Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is excited to host four participants in the Bank of America Student Leaders program, which works to foster community- and civic-minded service in young adults across the country.   The Student Leader program engages […]

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Habitat, AmeriCorps partnership a chance to learn, grow, and chart a course for change 

Before they became a project manager with Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, or the director of procurement for Habitat ReStores, before they became the director of Habitat’s homeownership programs, they were AmeriCorps volunteers.   Ian Gallager, Malia Tam Sing and Erin Maxey were among the hundreds of thousands of people who enroll in AmeriCorps each year, […]

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Healing and home: Victoria and Roger find a stability all their own 

Victoria, right, with her son Roger “It ends with us.”  This is Habitat homeowner Victoria’s motto when it comes to breaking family cycles of housing instability. She and her 15-year-old son, Roger, are setting a new family precedent: one of homeownership, staying in one place, and prioritizing their mental health and self-care.   The pair has […]

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The state of housing in the midst of a crisis 

Homeownership’s connection to economic stability, improved educational outcomes and better health is well documented. But amid an unprecedented housing crisis, homeownership — and the potential it brings — is financially no longer an option for a growing number of people.  The crisis has been decades in the making, a combination of low supply and excessive […]

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Celebrate Juneteenth with Habitat! 

Join us on Saturday, June 15, for a day of community, culture, and celebration at the Juneteenth Oregon Festival, hosted by Juneteenth Oregon. This annual event kicks off with a vibrant parade at 11 am, starting from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, heading south on MLK, and concluding at Lillis-Albina Park.   The festival runs […]

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Helping homeowners realize their dream, Greta answers her calling with Habitat

The story of Greta Brown begins in Texas. It’s the state she was born and raised in, and a place she still loves deeply, even though she felt she had to leave.   She grew up steeped in that state’s rich history, its diverse regions and indigenous culture. She’ll tell you about its independent power grid […]

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June construction highlights: Updates from Habitat’s Portland projects

As we head into summer, progress is ramping up at several construction sites across the Portland Metro region. Keep reading for the latest updates on Twenty Fifth Terrace Condominiums, King City Commons, West Lake Grove, and Century Commons!  Twenty Fifth Terrace Condominiums  Twenty Fifth Terrace Condominiums, Habitat’s future 17-home community in southwest Portland, is a […]

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Building dreams: A look back at the 2024 HopeBuilder Lunch

The excitement of working together to help communities reach their full potential filled the air at Habitat for Humanity Portland Region’s 2024 HopeBuilder Lunch, April 24, which highlighted Habitat’s work, the impact on the lives of homeowners, and the innovative ways we can transform neighborhoods for better.   The annual event drew nearly 1,000 eventgoers to […]

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From homeless to homeowner: Alex’s story

Alex holds her cat in a warm, sunlight living room, surrounded by bright green plants in a clean home. These two have been through a lot together: from homeless to homeowner, and everything in between.   Alex moved into her Habitat home at the start of April, but she’s already settled in. There’s not a moving […]

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