“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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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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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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Home Repair 101: How to Clean Your Dishwasher Filters

Dishwashers bring convenience into homes, helping many of us take care of cleaning while we focus our attention elsewhere. In theory, our dishwashers would clean themselves while they cycle, right? Not exactly. Food chunks and particles which are extracted by the hot water jets trickle down and into the filters. Both sit at the bottom […]

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