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 Molina Family will soon have a place of their own.

Lizet Molina and her 5-year-old son Alan understand firsthand how finding affordable housing can negatively impact lives. Together, the pair has moved apartments six times in three years, with Alan having changed school districts twice.

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Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters who attended the 15th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. If you weren’t able to attend this year, click through to read our President & CEO Steve Messinetti’s speech, and watch an inspiring video of future Habitat homeowner Lizet Molina.

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Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters who attended the 15th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. If you weren’t able to attend this year, click through to read our President & CEO Steve Messinetti’s speech, and watch an inspiring video of future Habitat homeowner Lizet Molina.

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 March 19th the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Green Team 7 arrived in Portland, OR – their third stop since the start of their NCCC term of service. NCCC is a branch of AmeriCorps focused on strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Together Green Team 7 has helped to prepare our Glisan Gardens site, and also put in time at our Trillium Court site.

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Recent Posts

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    Cleanup Diverts Waste from Landfill

    Decluttering can feel like a daunting task, but as anyone who has ever donated a large amount of unwanted stuff knows, reclaiming space in your home and yard is exhilarating.  On April 18, the Cully Association of Neighbors gave households the opportunity to affordably get rid of bulky items that can’t be recycled curbside at […] Read More »
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    Contribute to the Nepal Earthquake relief effort

    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake and a series of powerful aftershocks have struck Nepal near its capital city, Kathmandu. Homes and buildings have been flattened, leaving an untold number of people homeless. Habitat’s disaster response teams are coordinating response operations with local government agencies and disaster relief partners, and will be assembling emergency shelter kits. Your contribution […] Read More »
  • 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 »
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