Building Homes,
Building Lives.


Habitat works with qualified, low-income families to help them realize the dream of owning their own home.

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Building Homes,
Building Lives.


Habitat works with qualified, low-income families to help them realize the dream of owning their own home.

Donate Now

Every day in our city, low-income, hardworking families struggle to find affordable places to live.  Rapidly rising rents force these families to live in unsafe, unhealthy and crowded conditions.  Families often have to move once or twice a year in search of rents that stay within their reach.

Our mission of working with the community to build simple, healthy, affordable homes has resulted in over 300 local families permanently escaping poverty housing.

Every day in our city, low-income, hardworking families struggle to find affordable places to live.  Rapidly rising rents force these families to live in unsafe, unhealthy and crowded conditions.  Families often have to move once or twice a year in search of rents that stay within their reach.

Our mission of working with the community to build simple, healthy, affordable homes has resulted in over 300 local families permanently escaping poverty housing.

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The Triplett Family has a home to grow in.

Gabriel and Sylvia Triplett are the proud parents of two young kids, three-year-old Oscar, and Lucy who was born this past December. Gabriel works full-time as a pastoral associate and Sylvia is a fulltime mother, which is extra challenging as their son is disabled. Living in the Cully neighborhood for the past five years, the Triplett’s love their community, but find it difficult to afford a place that meets their son’s needs.

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Triplett Family (6)

The Triplett Family has a home to grow in.

Gabriel and Sylvia Triplett are the proud parents of two young kids, three-year-old Oscar, and Lucy who was born this past December. Gabriel works full-time as a pastoral associate and Sylvia is a fulltime mother, which is extra challenging as their son is disabled. Living in the Cully neighborhood for the past five years, the Triplett’s love their community, but find it difficult to afford a place that meets their son’s needs.

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Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters who attended the 16th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. Together we raised $351,193 for affordable homeownership in Portland.

If you weren’t able to attend this year, you can read a speech from our President & CEO Steve Messinetti, and watch an inspiring video of future Habitat homeowner Ruthann Compton.

Read more »

HopeBK14_logo

Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters who attended the 16th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. Together we raised $351,193 for affordable homeownership in Portland.

If you weren’t able to attend this year, you can read a speech from our President & CEO Steve Messinetti, and watch an inspiring video of future Habitat homeowner Ruthann Compton.

Read more »

Work side-by-side with Habitat families and help build a home.

Work side-by-side with Habitat families and help build a home.

Volunteer Spotlight

“Growing up, my mother was always getting into some sort of new project around the house and I would always find myself getting my hands dirty. My mother inspired me by showing me women do build.”

Caroline Lujan has been a regular volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East since getting involved in early 2016. Read what she wrote about her experience working alongside future homeowners to help build homes in Portland.

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Volunteer Spotlight

“Growing up, my mother was always getting into some sort of new project around the house and I would always find myself getting my hands dirty. My mother inspired me by showing me women do build.”

Caroline Lujan has been a regular volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East since getting involved in early 2016. Read what she wrote about her experience working alongside future homeowners to help build homes in Portland.

Read more »

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Recent Posts

  • 2016 Builders Blitz Finishes Right On Time

    2016 Builders Blitz Finishes Right On Time

       Habitat for Humanity’s 2016 Builders Blitz ended in Portland on June, 10th, 2016 with a celebration to dedicate two homes, both built from start-to-finish, in under a month. Thanks to the hard work of Schumacher Custom Homes and Noyes Development, the Le-Luong and Triplett families received the keys to their new homes at Habitat’s […]
  • Habitat To Open Homeowner Education Center

    Habitat To Open Homeowner Education Center

    In July 2016, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East will complete work on an office remodel project, making more efficient use of our space, and converting a former garage into a new Homeowner Education Center. With this new space, Habitat plans to provide a meeting space for community members and host homeownership classes, helping homeowners strengthen […]
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Caroline Lujan

    Volunteer Spotlight: Caroline Lujan

    Caroline Lujan has been a regular volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East since getting involved in early 2016. Below, read some words she wrote about her experience working alongside future homeowners to help build homes in Portland. “Growing up, my mother was always getting into some sort of new project around the house and […]
  • 2016 Home Builders Blitz Gets Underway

    2016 Home Builders Blitz Gets Underway

    Habitat for Humanity’s 2016 Home Builders Blitz began this May, with Portland/Metro East beginning construction on two homes which will be completed in under a month thanks to generous donations from local suppliers and builders. This year, two homes at Habitat’s Helensview site in northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood will be completed and dedicated to each […]
  • Portland AmeriCorps Builds in Charlotte

    Portland AmeriCorps Builds in Charlotte

    This year, Habitat’s Portland AmeriCorps members had the opportunity to participate in this year’s annual Build-A-Thon, held in Charlotte, NC. Below, read AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement Specialist Kelli Linton’s recap of the week. This year was my first Build-a-Thon experience. All the Americorps members from our affiliate joined over 175 other members and alumni to build […]
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