This is Alan. Alan is six years old, and loves art and soccer.

Alan and his mother have moved six times in the past three years, trying to find an affordable place to live in Portland. The instability has been hard on Alan; he has changed school districts twice.

Kids like Alan are more successful when they have a stable place to live. Studies show that a comfortable, quiet place to study is one of the most important factors in a child’s success at school. Low-income families are the most at-risk of being forced out of Portland when rents skyrocket. When families have to chase affordable rent, children like Alan have to change schools, severely disrupting them socially and academically.

You can make a difference in the lives of children like Alan. A donation to Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East ensures more hardworking, low-income families like Alan’s can build and buy their own safe, stable place to call home. Will you give Alan a chance to stay in Portland?

This is Alan. Alan is six years old, and loves art and soccer.

Alan and his mother have moved six times in the past three years, trying to find an affordable place to live in Portland. The instability has been hard on Alan; he has changed school districts twice.

Kids like Alan are more successful when they have a stable place to live. Studies show that a comfortable, quiet place to study is one of the most important factors in a child’s success at school. Low-income families are the most at-risk of being forced out of Portland when rents skyrocket. When families have to chase affordable rent, children like Alan have to change schools, severely disrupting them socially and academically.

You can make a difference in the lives of children like Alan. A donation to Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East ensures more hardworking, low-income families like Alan’s can build and buy their own safe, stable place to call home. Will you give Alan a chance to stay in Portland?