The first step is attending one of these meetings in September.

Interested in being a Habitat homeowner? You may qualify to buy a Habitat home. The first step is to attend one of the meetings below.

  • You may qualify if you are:
  • A first time homeowner
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently living in substandard or subsidized housing
  • Have a steady income and decent credit history
  • Willing to contribute 500 sweat equity hours and
  • Making 30%-60$ of the median family income ($21,000-$42,000 for a family of four)

Homes are sold at cost with a 0% interest mortgage to qualifying applicants.

Wednesday, Sept. 8
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
NAYA Family Center
5135 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97218

Saturday, Sept. 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rivergate Church
4727 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203

Tuesday, Sept. 14 (English and Spanish)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Ave.
Gresham, OR 97030

Saturday, Sept. 25
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
PCC SE Center – Tabor #144
2305 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97216

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East serves Multnomah County and northern Clackamas County. No other housing organization in the Portland/Metro East area offers a no-interest mortgage, giving Habitat the ability to reach out to families one step away from homelessness. Habitat sells the homes at cost, making no profit. Houses are sold below market value because of volunteer labor and donations. Families pay a 1% down payment on a 0% interest mortgage after putting in 500 hours of sweat equity. Instead of being in a vulnerable and fragile economic position, over 200 local Habitat families find themselves in a position of strength.

Keep Reading

  • Race and Housing Part II: Exodus, Disaster, and Exploitation

    Race and Housing Part II: Exodus, Disaster, and Exploitation

    No two events have had a greater impact on Portland’s housing market than WWII and the flooding at Vanport. The systemic political, cultural, geographical, and racial implications that resulted from the 1940s changed Portland in ways unseen before or since.
  • Official Equity Statement

    Official Equity Statement

    After a 14-month training with the Center for Equity and Inclusion, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is eager to share this commitment with our community.
  • An Extraordinary Life: Colise’s Story

    An Extraordinary Life: Colise’s Story

    Colise has done more in one life than most dream of doing in several. Raising two children, building her own home, and providing food and clothing to countless neighbors —all with her unrelenting compassion.