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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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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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