For the first time ever, Habitat is building homes in southwest Portland’s Hillsdale neighborhood.
As part of local housing agency Home Forward’s plan to completely rebuild their 40-year-old Hillsdale Terrace subsidized rental housing in that area, they invited Habitat to create a homeownership opportunity nearby. Habitat is building seven homes, with a goal of moving interested and qualified residents from Hillsdale Terrace rentals into Habitat homeownership.
The parcel was purchased at a discount from the Greater Portland Bible Church, who previously used the old house on the property for returning missionaries, but was now ready to see it used for another great community purpose. This strong partnership is off to a good start, breaking ground in late 2014.
Your support can help Habitat’s building efforts at Trillium Court. Donate now!
Habitat will break ground on 26 sustainably built homes located at the corner of Northeast 165th Avenue and Glisan Street in 2015, graciously designed with the assistance of Ankrom Moison Architects, Inc. The City of Gresham helped Habitat purchase the large 1.64-acre parcel with Housing and Urban Development HOME funds, and so far, Habitat has removed two blighted structures from the parcel, improving the appearance of this highly visible corner lot.
To date, Habitat has built and sold over 70 homes in Gresham. Most of these have been in and around the Rockwood area, where the City has completed a number of projects to improve streets, help small businesses, enhance parks and other community amenities. Habitat’s consistent home building efforts in Rockwood are stabilizing school enrollment and contributing to the larger efforts aimed at making an attractive and high quality neighborhood for families.
Your support can help Habitat’s building efforts at Glisan Gardens. Donate now!