How to Maintain Your Garage Door Do-It-Yourself Guide  

Garage doors are one of the most frequently used parts of a house, so they tend to collect more wear quickly over the years. Routine monthly and yearly maintenance can help extend a doors operational lifespan while saving you money and time from costly repairs.   Before you perform regular maintenance, gather the tools you’ll […]

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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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How To Maintain Your Electric Water Heater 

Water heaters are an essential fixture of homes. Unfortunately, maintenance can be overlooked for years until the shell of the water heater breaks down, leading to some uncomfortably cold showers or water leakage all over your floor. Thankfully, it is easy and accessible to perform maintenance on a water heater in less than half an […]

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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 a Community: Ro-Suhana’s Story

Written by volunteer storyteller, Jeremy Brautman After six years in her Habitat for Humanity home, Ro-Suhana, a sophomore at Reynold’s High School, does not take for granted the safety and stability that her home and her neighborhood provide. Her best friends Abby, Sami, An, and Sumaia live next door. Together, they spent their formative years growing […]

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Almost 80 homes under development this Summer! | Construction update  

Habitat blue hard hats dot our construction sites, and workers with orange vests raise frames, giving our communities a glance into a hopeful future. Through your support, we are establishing more communities across the Portland Region than ever! These homes mean much more than shelter; for Oregonians, it means optimism and a new chapter in […]

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Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, Habitat for Humanity International, and 83 Habitat affiliates receive transformational $436M gift from MacKenzie Scott

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region will leverage this gift to address affordable housing shortage across the Portland Metropolitan Region with a focus on communities historically blocked from economic opportunities due to systemic racism.  PORTLAND, OREGON (March 22, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, along with Habitat for Humanity International, and 83 U.S. Habitat affiliate […]

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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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