Media Alert: 20 People Experience the Joy of Homeownership in Cully

Celebration and Barbecue to take place July 12 at 5:30 p.m.

What: Celebrating 20 people receiving the keys to their new homes at Helensview, a 21-home Habitat for Humanity community located in the Cully neighborhood of Portland. Habitat homebuyers, staff and volunteers will be celebrating with a key ceremony and barbecue, provided by Parr Lumber.
When: Thursday, July 12, 5:30 p.m.
Where: 6267 NE Killingsworth Ct. (Park on Killingsworth Street.)
Heartwarming photo, video and interview opportunities.
Interview opportunities include:

  • Steve Messinetti, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
  • Lynn Peterson, Metro President Elect, Habitat Board Member and Keynote Speaker
  • Sayyu Paw, whose family will be purchasing a Habitat home with an affordable mortgage.                                                             

(Portland, Ore.)— Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is busy preparing for a special celebration. On July 12, Habitat will hand over the keys to three families—20 people—as they move into their new, energy-efficient/Earth Advantage Certified Habitat homes. The three homes are located at Helensview, a 21-home community located in the Cully neighborhood of Portland. The completion of these three homes would not be possible without the support of Sunset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Beadnell Family.
Helensview will be home to 21 families, including nearly 70 children. Each family dedicates 300 sweat equity hours as they build their homes alongside volunteers and later purchase the homes with an affordable mortgage. Habitat is the only organization in the Portland Metro area that consistently offers affordable homeownership opportunities to families making as little as $30,000 (for a family of four).
Sayyu and her family will be receiving the keys to their new home. After living in an overcrowded apartment, her husband, Jae, shared, “I feel like I’m now in heaven. When I think of my future home, I picture my family light hearted, house full of smiles on everyone’s face.”
About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East believes that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable homeownership, everyone can help people achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.  Learn more at habitatportlandmetro.org


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