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Playground commemoration brings together Denney Gardens community  

Call it a bug, a race car or even a lunar lander, the jungle gym in the center of Denney Garden’s new playground is now open to fire up a host of children’s imaginations.  On May 6, it was surrounded by Habitat volunteers, donors, and staff for a commemoration to celebrate the playground’s completion — […]

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Volunteer Spotlight | Ray shines as a true ReStore treasure

You could say Ray Williamson “saw a sign” a decade ago that led to him becoming one of the Beaverton ReStore’s most dedicated volunteers. Ray and his wife Brenda were driving near their home in Brennan, Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula, when Brenda “spotted something shiny in the window” of a Jefferson County Habitat for […]

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Women Build | Partners, volunteers commemorate Women’s History Month 

On the Saturday following International Women’s Day, nearly 30 women stood under sunny skies in the crisp morning air, waiting to learn how to use all kinds of tools, from a simple hammer to an electric table saw. They made small talk while sipping coffee, learning each other’s names from the writing taped to their […]

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Staring Down the Homeownership Gap

Just steps beyond Jackie Jones’ front window are the homes she always longed for. A place of her own, that she could take care of properly, in the Northeast Portland neighborhood she was raised in. She can see them from her rental home’s window, but they might as well be a hundred miles away.  It’s […]

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Homeowner Story | Celia’s home becomes a family haven

In 2003, Celia went from renting space in a three-bedroom house she shared with four other families to purchasing her own two-bedroom home in North Portland. With the support of her family and Habitat for Humanity, she helped build her own house from the ground up. Today, she owns a home she can pass on […]

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Habitat’s Women Build program partners with Skanska USA to build new, affordable homes  

Wielding skill saws and power drills, members of Skanska USA’s Women’s Network recently teamed up with volunteers and homebuyers at Habitat for Humanity Portland Region for a Women Build event in Southeast Portland.  The partnership brings together Skanska’s commitment to support the professional development of women in the construction trades, and Habitat’s Women Build program […]

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Century Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony 

In an inspiring ceremony on Jan. 12, Habitat for Humanity Portland Region broke ground on its new 18-home community in Southeast Hillsboro. Called Century Commons, Habitat’s newest community is located on Century Boulevard.   “There will be over 80 moms, dads, kids, and grandparents that will move into this site,” said Steve Messinetti, President and CEO […]

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Welcoming Homeowners Into Their Homes | Winter Construction Update

Habitat crews dress in warmer layers now as snow and rain drops descend upon our new communities for 2023. We continue to meet the increasing need for affordable housing across the Portland region. And with the help of our supporters and volunteers, Habitat for Humanity Portland Region finished hammering in more frames than ever this […]

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Saving a Family Legacy: Michelle’s Home Repair Story

Michelle’s home is a healing place, that recently needed healing of its own. Self-employed as a psychotherapist, Michelle uses her home in North Portland for client sessions, helping people do emotional work through difficult times. It is a stately house, nearly 100 years old, and it is steeped in family memories. On the dining room […]

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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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