Local executives to build alongside Gerardo Lopez Silva, Habitat Homebuyer.


Who: Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Attendees: Local Portland Metro executives will work alongside Habitat CEO Steve Messinetti and Habitat Homebuyer Gerardo Lopez Silva to build homes at Habitat for Humanity’s newest community in Cully on Friday, August 17.

Guests include over 20 Portland area top business executives from Bank of America, Cisco, First Republic Bank, NW Natural, Reach CDC, Rejuvenation, Toyota, and Wells Fargo.


What: Habitat for Humanity “Build with the CEO” Day.

When: Friday, August 17, 2018. Best time for media & photos: 9:00am – 10:00am.

Where: Cully Place, 5640 NE Killingsworth Street.
VISUAL:  Photo opportunities of executives building a Habitat home. Interview opportunities with executives, Habitat for Humanity CEO, and Habitat homebuyer.


About Gerardo Lopez Silva, Habitat Homebuyer:

Gerardo, Jocabeth and their son Cristian are currently living in a subsidized rental apartment in the Cully neighborhood. Gerardo is a Senior Maintenance Technician with REACH CDC, an affordable housing and supportive services provider. Gerardo and Jocabeth dream of the stability that homeownership can provide for their family. They are excited to purchase an affordable home at Cully Place, allowing them to remain in their neighborhood.

“Being able to have an affordable home mortgage will allow us to have some more financial freedom,” shared Gerardo. On remaining in the Cully community, he later added, “Also staying in touch with our current friends, family and church community.”

Affordable homeownership impacts the entire spectrum of housing. When Gerardo and Jocabeth purchase their home through Habitat for Humanity, this will also free up their subsidized rental for another Portland-area family in need of an affordable place to live.


About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East believes that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable homeownership, everyone can help people achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.  Learn more at



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