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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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

“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 »

latest news

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
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