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

Jennifer Metter began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East in the summer of 2014, on the now completed SE 171st and Division site. She instantly fell in love with volunteering for Habitat and now avidly believes that everyone should volunteer.

“Volunteering is great for the self,” Jennifer said. “It opens you up to more than your own world and it lets you grow as a person. Everyone should do it!”

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