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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two families bond over a bright future

Too many families in Portland know the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck in housing that is unsafe and unaffordable, with rents rising swiftly as gentrification moves through neighborhoods.

Victor Salazar and his wife Flor Ortega have felt that struggle since they immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico twelve years ago. “We came for a better life,” Victor said, “because in our country there were just no opportunities.”

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Salazar-Ortega-Family-(10)web

two families bond over a bright future

Too many families in Portland know the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck in housing that is unsafe and unaffordable, with rents rising swiftly as gentrification moves through neighborhoods.

Victor Salazar and his wife Flor Ortega have felt that struggle since they immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico twelve years ago. “We came for a better life,” Victor said, “because in our country there were just no opportunities.”

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Is your hard hat ready? We’re thrilled to host our 6th Annual Hard Hat & Black Tie Dinner and Auction benefitting affordable homeownership in the Portland Metro area. The evening includes a lively reception with hors d’oeuvres, signature Eastside Distilling cocktails, wine from regional wineries, and Ninkasi beer along with fabulous silent auction packages, opportunities to take your group’s picture in a fun photo booth, and play a game of chance with the Best of Live raffle. Then, enjoy a scrumptious dinner and take part in our amazing live auction.

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HHBT_ShortLogo_BlueBlack

Is your hard hat ready? We’re thrilled to host our 6th Annual Hard Hat & Black Tie Dinner and Auction benefitting affordable homeownership in the Portland Metro area. The evening includes a lively reception with hors d’oeuvres, signature Eastside Distilling cocktails, wine from regional wineries, and Ninkasi beer along with fabulous silent auction packages, opportunities to take your group’s picture in a fun photo booth, and play a game of chance with the Best of Live raffle. Then, enjoy a scrumptious dinner and take part in our amazing live auction.

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Homeownership applications for Fall 2016 are now available.

volunteer spotlight

Lil Maizer has been a weekly volunteer at Habitat for almost two years. Starting with no building experience, Lil has now helped build homes from foundations to finish work. We can count on Lil to help lead other volunteers and make everyone’s build day more enjoyable.

Lil retired from the military in 2007. Now she spends her time working from home and helping veterans all over the country. “I am certified in a technique called Emotional Freedom Technique. I work with others in resolving post-traumatic stress.”

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volunteer spotlight

Lil Maizer has been a weekly volunteer at Habitat for almost two years. Starting with no building experience, Lil has now helped build homes from foundations to finish work. We can count on Lil to help lead other volunteers and make everyone’s build day more enjoyable.

Lil retired from the military in 2007. Now she spends her time working from home and helping veterans all over the country. “I am certified in a technique called Emotional Freedom Technique. I work with others in resolving post-traumatic stress.”

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latest news

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Lil Maizer

    Volunteer Spotlight: Lil Maizer

    Lil Maizer has been a weekly volunteer at Habitat for almost two years. Starting with no building experience, Lil has now helped build homes from foundations to finish work. We can count on Lil to help lead other volunteers and make everyone’s build day more enjoyable. Lil retired from the military in 2007. Now she […]
  • Join Habitat in Saying Yes! for Affordable Homes

    Join Habitat in Saying Yes! for Affordable Homes

    Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East and volunteer for our #Yes4Homes field days. We are participating in door-to-door canvassing and phone banking to raise support for the upcoming affordable housing bond on November’s ballots. This $258.4 million affordable housing bond will create permanently affordable housing for tens of thousands of people over the life of […]
  • One raffle ticket could earn you the travel deal of a lifetime

    One raffle ticket could earn you the travel deal of a lifetime

    Here’s your chance to fly off into the sunset! How does a $25 flight sound? Purchase a raffle ticket today for a chance to win the travel deal of a lifetime! Each ticket sold goes directly towards providing affordable homeownership opportunities for local hardworking families. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, or even West […]
  • Local Students Join Bank of America Internship Program With Habitat

    Local Students Join Bank of America Internship Program With Habitat

    Three Portland-area high school students have been preparing for the future by working with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East in the office. Atiya Rauf, Caleb Spiro, and Kayla Gadd are a part of the Bank of America Student Leaders program, which partners bright young minds with organizations that can use their skills. This eight week, paid […]
  • AmeriCorps Construction Crew Finishes Up Service With Habitat

    AmeriCorps Construction Crew Finishes Up Service With Habitat

    If you’ve volunteered on our construction sites this past year, you are probably familiar with our AmeriCorps construction crew leaders. Andrea, Nathan, Cassie, Jake, and Adam have reached the end of their AmeriCorps terms and are on to exciting new things! Adam is about to start a road-trip to Mississippi where he will get to […]
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