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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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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Construction Update: Breaking ground on new communities during Winter

The past year was full of achievements due to the generous support of our supporters. Amid Winter weather in this new year, we continue building communities in Southeast Portland, Southeast Beaverton, Northeast Portland, North Portland along with two new communities: eight new homes near TV Highway in Southeast Hillsboro and forty new homes in Southeast Portland. […]

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Longtime Volunteer Improves Homes Efficiency, One Design at a Time

Bill (right) is a longtime volunteer who has worked alongside Habitat for Humanity for nearly two decades, and has helped increase efficiency in the way we build communities. Bill developed a great working relationship with Al (left) and described him as being instrumental in building homes in the early 2000’s. Many elements go into the way we […]

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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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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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Construction Update: Progress in Spring

Flowers, leaves, and affordable housing are blossoming across the Portland region. We are building more affordable homes with families and individuals who are excited to soon purchase a place to call their own. Despite the pandemic, our construction crews have continued to make progress. SOUTHEAST PORTLAND Foster: The face of one of our newest projects for affordable homes, located in SE Portland’s Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, will soon become the center for a 40-home community. Over the past month […]

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Winter Progress at Habitat

Despite the harsh winter conditions—including snowstorms and power outages — that struck the Portland region, Habitat homes continue to progress towards completion. We currently have homes in all stages of the construction process: between Denney Gardens and Simpson, we have 16 homes mid-construction; at Kenton Commons, 12 homes are almost ready to sell, while 18 more are ready […]

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Construction Update: Building in the Fall

Despite delays caused by the pandemic, Habitat for Humanity’s construction crews are going strong. With three communities currently underway, we are seeing strides in construction output that could hardly be expected when Oregon essentially shut down seven months ago. Nevertheless, thanks to our staff, a barebones team of regular volunteers, and the dedicated cohort of […]

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