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 Compton Family has a new beginning with a new home.

Ruthann Compton is a single mother of two – Kaylee, 14 and Kingston, 8 – and a Portland native. With a family history marked by substance abuse, Ruthann is determined to break the cycle of addiction and poverty, and provide a healthy home for her children to grow and thrive.

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Join Habitat on April 27th for our most inspirational event of the year at the 16th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. Enjoy a free breakfast during this one-hour program that includes an update on Habitat’s involvement in the Portland Metro area and testimonials from families who are on their way to homeownership.

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Join Habitat on April 27th for our most inspirational event of the year at the 16th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. Enjoy a free breakfast during this one-hour program that includes an update on Habitat’s involvement in the Portland Metro area and testimonials from families who are on their way to homeownership.

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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

On Thursday, October 1st a group of eager Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) students arrived on Habitat for Humanity’s Glisan Gardens build site for the first time. They crowded around their construction trainer, Juli Michael, to learn more about the project and then nervously ventured into the building they would be helping to construct in the months to come.

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Recent Posts

  • Glisan Gardens Homes Dedicated

    Glisan Gardens Homes Dedicated

    On a cold January afternoon, families, volunteers, and community members joined together to officially dedicate the first phase of Glisan Gardens, Habitat’s 25-home build in Gresham’s Rockwood neigborhood. In a slightly unconventional format, families received symbolic paintbrushes in lieu of actual house keys… because they had already moved in! Construction staff diligently worked through the […]
  • Habitat Builds in Ethiopia

    Habitat Builds in Ethiopia

    On January 23rd, 14 Habitat constituents from Portland, including staff and board members, and 2 members of Habitat Boston’s staff traveled to Fiche, Ethiopia to build homes and community toilets in partnership with Ethiopian families. Tasks included digging a 6 foot deep pit that will become the septic tank for a sanitation facility, hauling rocks, dirt […]
  • From the President & CEO: Thank you

    From the President & CEO: Thank you

    As a nonprofit builder of affordable housing in Multnomah County, we see the incredible and growing demand for the homes we produce.  We also see increasing challenges the working poor, people living with disabilities and seniors in our community face when searching for safe and affordable housing. The Portland area’s rising rents and home prices […]
  • Give!Guide Donors Raise $63,594

    Give!Guide Donors Raise $63,594

    Once again, Portland showed up for affordable homeownership, donating $63,594 to Habitat through Willamette Week’s annual Give!Guide. The generosity of these donors placed Habitat in the Top 10 for all nonprofits participating in this year’s Give!Guide. Thank you Portland!  Willamette Week’s Give!Guide is Portland’s easiest path to year-end giving. G!G showcases small, medium and large […]
  • View our 2015 Annual Report

    View our 2015 Annual Report

    Our 2015 Annual Report contains financial reports, family stories, year-end roundups and dedications to our donors and volunteers. Click the cover to view it.
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