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 Triplett Family has a home to grow in.

Gabriel and Sylvia Triplett are the proud parents of two young kids, three-year-old Oscar, and Lucy who was born this past December. Gabriel works full-time as a pastoral associate and Sylvia is a fulltime mother, which is extra challenging as their son is disabled. Living in the Cully neighborhood for the past five years, the Triplett’s love their community, but find it difficult to afford a place that meets their son’s needs.

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Triplett Family (6)

The Triplett Family has a home to grow in.

Gabriel and Sylvia Triplett are the proud parents of two young kids, three-year-old Oscar, and Lucy who was born this past December. Gabriel works full-time as a pastoral associate and Sylvia is a fulltime mother, which is extra challenging as their son is disabled. Living in the Cully neighborhood for the past five years, the Triplett’s love their community, but find it difficult to afford a place that meets their son’s needs.

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Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters who attended the 16th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. Together we raised $351,193 for affordable homeownership in Portland.

If you weren’t able to attend this year, you can read a speech from our President & CEO Steve Messinetti, and watch an inspiring video of future Habitat homeowner Ruthann Compton.

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HopeBK14_logo

Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters who attended the 16th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. Together we raised $351,193 for affordable homeownership in Portland.

If you weren’t able to attend this year, you can read a speech from our President & CEO Steve Messinetti, and watch an inspiring video of future Habitat homeowner Ruthann Compton.

Read more »

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

Ever since she was a young girl, Ana Miller has been actively involved in the community in several ways. After learning about Habitat for Humanity, Ana felt deeply connected with Habitat’s mission. “Working with Habitat is a true gift,” says Ana, “you rarely find a group of people so willing to spend their days advocating for anything, let alone decent housing for individuals.”

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Volunteer Spotlight

Ever since she was a young girl, Ana Miller has been actively involved in the community in several ways. After learning about Habitat for Humanity, Ana felt deeply connected with Habitat’s mission. “Working with Habitat is a true gift,” says Ana, “you rarely find a group of people so willing to spend their days advocating for anything, let alone decent housing for individuals.”

Read more »

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