A Father of Three Builds His Children a Home | Dominic’s Story 

As Dominic hammered fencing into the ground outside his future house, he took a moment to reflect on his hard work and on how far he has come in the past 10 years. What started as only a dream is becoming a reality. Although the inside of his home is only wooden framing, Dominic sees […]

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Holding On To Her Dream | Abby’s Story

Abby walked inside her home currently under construction in Pleasant Valley in SE Portland, pointing towards empty rooms supported by wooden frames. As she led a tour, other volunteers and homebuyers followed behind, enthusiastically listening to Abby’s ideas for decorating her house and chiming in with some of their own. “I can’t believe my oldest […]

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Welcoming Fall with More Affordable Homes | Construction Update 

Credit: Video shot by Dillon Vibes, and edited by Amanda Bernhardt.  As the weather slowly begins to drop in temperature and we transition from summer to fall this month, our construction crews diligently move quickly and take advantage of all the sunlight left as we progress toward completing our communities. We currently have homes in […]

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“It’s a Dream Come True” | Tanisha’s Story

When Tanisha first shared her story with Habitat for Humanity in 2020, she was in the process of building her home in Northeast Portland. She had not yet received the keys to her house but was looking forward to the freedom she would have as a homeowner – a larger space, peace of mind, making […]

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Building Leila’s Forever Home

If you stepped into Leila’s house in 2013, she would have welcomed you into a bright and open home that had enough room to house her whole family. The house provided shelter and a safe place for her family to grow in, but what her family lacked was stability and peace of mind.   “The […]

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CMD, Tools for Change

Be bold, be insightful, be imaginative, and share success. These are the values that creative agency and Habitat for Humanity partner CMD lives and breathes each day. Co-owner Darren Rankin embodies these values as he is inspired by CMD’s commitment to community impact efforts.  When Covid swept across the world at the beginning of March […]

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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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A Stable Homebase for a Family | Salwa’s Story

Image Caption: From right to left: Salwa (Mom), Mohamed (Brother), Douha (Sister), Sam (Brother), and Abdullah (close family friend). It was a rainy morning the day Salwa, a soon-to-be homeowner, walked up to the office of Habitat for Humanity to meet with the Homeownership Team. She was filled with excitement and anticipation for days and […]

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Building a Better Future: Jamie’s Story

Written by: Jeremy Brautman, Volunteer storyteller  Jamie spends her days supporting life-affirming independence for adults with disabilities, but soon she’ll be building equity toward her own independence—financial independence, that is. Her new home will allow her to save money on a monthly basis while reaping the longer-term benefits of affordable homeownership.   As a single mother with a busy service career, Jamie isn’t used to putting […]

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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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