This is Sumeya. Sumeya is seven years old, loves art, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Sumeya, her siblings, and her mother all share a small apartment in Portland that is moldy and infested with bugs. The children share the same small bedroom, and have no space of their own.

Sumeya has big dreams for her future, but her living situation is keeping her from succeeding in life. 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 chase affordable rents, they move a lot, and children have to change schools, severely disrupting them socially and academically.

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

This is Sumeya. Sumeya is seven years old, loves art, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Sumeya, her siblings, and her mother all share a small apartment in Portland that is moldy and infested with bugs. The children share the same small bedroom, and have no space of their own.

Sumeya has big dreams for her future, but her living situation is keeping her from succeeding in life. 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 chase affordable rents, they move a lot, and children have to change schools, severely disrupting them socially and academically.

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