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.

Dulai/Chhali Family

The Dulals have dreamed of a stable place to call home for many years.

Originally from Bhutan, the couple lived in refugee camps in Nepal for 18 years before finally coming to the United States in 2011 to create a better life for their family.

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Join us for our most inspirational event of the year at the 15th 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 us for our most inspirational event of the year at the 15th 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.

Learn more »

Help build a home for a local family today!

Volunteer slots are always available. Help build a home for a local family today!

Volunteer Spotlight

On a fateful trip to Twin Cities in 2002 Melissa George, better known as Mel, volunteered with the local Habitat affiliate’s Women Build program. She was hooked immediately and jumped at the chance to get involved with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s Women Build program when it launched in 2004. Since then Mel has volunteered regularly with Women Build and now has over 200 hours of work under her tool belt.

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Recent Posts

  • Community steps up to replace stolen equipment

    Community steps up to replace stolen equipment

    Two weeks ago construction staff at Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East arrived at Glisan Gardens, our newest build site at NE 165th & Glisan Street to find that both tool trailers had been broken into and thousands of dollars in tools and equipment had been stolen. Because Habitat relies on these materials to build homes […] Read More »
  • Habitat Theft Leaves Site Without Equipment

    Habitat Theft Leaves Site Without Equipment

    Friday morning, Habitat construction staff arrived to bad news at the Glisan Gardens site at NE 165th and Glisan Street.  Both tool trailers were broken into and thousands of dollars in equipment and tools were stolen. Habitat relies on these materials to build homes for hardworking, local families, and we are requesting your help to […] Read More »
  • Contribute to Habitat on your Oregon Tax Form

    Contribute to Habitat on your Oregon Tax Form

    Are you paying taxes in Oregon? Consider a charitable donation to Habitat for Humanity by designating your tax refunds! Last year Habitat Portland/Metro East provided affordable homeownership and repairs to 52 hardworking families in Portland and Gresham. Habitat homes are sold with a 0%-interest mortgage and no down payment, with the families responsible for closing costs of about $2,000. With […] Read More »
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