In collaboration with community partners, home sponsors and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Habitat for Humanity acquires foreclosed, abandoned, and current low-cost housing stock as part of our investment in revitalizing entire neighborhoods. Habitat is able to rehabilitate empty houses into simple, decent homes for qualified low-income families.
Habitat acquired two units in the Lents neighborhood off of southeast Bush street. In June 2015 we dedicated the homes and handed the keys over to the Aung/Shwe and Nguyen/Tran families.
North Fowler Street – Near Colombia Park and the Kenton neighborhood, the Rivera Dimas family purchased their home in the summer of 2014.
166TH & STARK – Thanks to a generous donation from Bank of America, which has committed to donating 2,000 foreclosed homes to Habitat chapters nationwide over the next two to three years, this home in southeast Portland will be the permanent residence of the Thet-Kar family. Renovations on this 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom home started in May of 2013 in partnership with Lowe’s, the Bullard family and The Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust. The home received a new roof, doors, trim and an updated kitchen with new cabinets and energy efficient appliances. The downstairs flooring was replaced and new low-flow toilets were installed in both bathrooms. With the help of many dedicated volunteers, this home was dedicated on July 16, 2013
Read more in the December 6, 2012 article from the Portland Business Journal.