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Empowerment through Healing: Kristen’s Story

Through a grant made possible by Habitat for Humanity, four women-owned businesses in the heart of East Portland’s Cully community have secured a healthy space for their clients. Now, local acupuncturist Kristen and her colleagues can breathe easily and continue to provide wellness services in a time where mental and physical health is so essential.

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Affordable Homes Rise to Meet The Housing Crisis

As the Portland region population grows, rent has increased, home prices have skyrocketed, and affordable housing has become harder to come by. To meet this obstacle head-on, we’ve launched our Triple your Impact campaign to house 500 people each year while providing affordable mortgages that will keep homes affordable for generations. Although the average cost of living for the future remains uncertain, our new communities and homes […]

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Supporting Staff Through Shifting Times: Gretchen’s Spotlight

If you’ve ever stopped by our bright red office on the corner of Killingsworth St, you were probably greeted by a warm and friendly individual named Gretchen.   Gretchen fills two critical roles as both the Office Manager and Executive Assistant at Habitat for Humanity Portland Region. She joined our team in 2019 as an Office Coordinator before […]

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A Full Reconstruction: Sara’s Home Repair Story

As a mother of three adult children, Sara’s home is a central component of her life. It is where they gather for a big family dinner every other month; a reprieve from the worldly responsibilities and time to check-in with one another while enjoying a meal together. It is also the site of a full […]

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Advocacy Update: Big Wins for Affordable Housing this Legislative Session

Written by Preston Korst, Advocacy & Government Relations Manager Habitat for Humanity Portland Region has had a busy couple months as federal stimulus dollars hit local municipal bank accounts and the 2021 legislative session in Salem drew to a close. With a busy session behind Oregon lawmakers, Habitat now looks to advocate for strong implementation of newly drafted legislation. We’re also working with cities and counties across the region to […]

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Construction Update: Building Summer Hope

Hardened concrete foundations and towering wooden frames highlight our crews’ diligent effort to close the affordable housing gap and to create tight-knit communities that thrive for generations. Our construction crews continue to develop sites across Southeast Portland and Southeast Beaverton, with families soon to start moving into their forever homes!

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News Release: Habitat for Humanity Portland Region Launches a Campaign to Triple the Number of People in Stable Homes

Local Business and Community leaders step forward to invest in affordable homeownership with Habitat for Humanity at critical time.   PORTLAND, OR June 20, 2021—People across Oregon are facing skyrocketing housing costs and an economic crisis that is having a devastating impact on our communities. Local philanthropic leaders are stepping up in support of affordable homeownership with Habitat for Humanity Portland Region as they launch their $25 million Triple […]

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