Homeowner and Community Resources

How to Plunge a Toilet
How to Change a Door Knob
How to Unclog a Sink Using a Drain Snake
Smoke Detectors: Types, Maintenance & Usage
Fall and Winter Maintenance Checklist
Yearly Maintenance Schedule.

Building Connections

The Building Connections homeowner newsletter is quarterly print or digital newsletter mailed to our homeowners that provides stories, valuable information, and important events that affect Habitat homeowners.

Home Warranty

Habitat offers a one year warranty on any construction related issues.

The Habitat warranty covers, but is not limited to:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Fixtures
  • Doors & Windows
  • Plumbing (clogged drains are not covered)

Community Organizations

If you need immediate assistance for basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, rent assistance, utility assistance or more, dial 211 on your phone or go to


Do you need help applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?

Are you having trouble making your mortgage payment?

If you are a Habitat Homeowner you should contact your Mortgage Servicing Company at the first sign of trouble making your payments.

Oregon Homeowner Support

Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative

African American Alliance for Homeownership

Hacienda CDC

Oregon Foreclosure Mediation

Fannie Mae

Do you need financial help making repairs to your home?

The programs listed below all have unique requirements to qualify. Please contact directly for program details.

Urban League of Portland Minor home repair and other social services for N. and NE. Portland seniors 60 and older
503.280.2600 x638

Unlimited Choices Mend-a-Home & Adapt-a-Home
Portland/Gresham/Multnomah county-owners and renters

Washington County Housing Rehabilitation

USDA Rural Development
1.866.923.5626 x2

Rebuilding Together

Reach CDC

Portland Housing Bureau

City of Portland Water Efficiency

Energy Trust of Oregon

Need free help with your taxes?

Cash Oregon
2027 Lloyd Center Portland, or 97232-503.243.7765

IRS Free tax preparation

Are you having trouble with paying your bills?

Metropolitan Family Services

Innovative Changes

Impact NW

NAYA – Native American Youth and Family Center

Neighborhood House
503.246.1663 x1000

FTC Budget Worksheet

Homeownership & Housing

Need help hiring a contractor?

Oregon Contractors Board
License search & complaints

Construction & hiring a contractor help

Energy Trust of Oregon

Do you need to borrow a tool for your home?

Most tool libraries carry tools for your car, home, and garden. All have home location restrictions and limited hours open please see website or call for more details.

North Portland Tool Library
2209 N. Schofield St. Portland, OR 97217

Northeast Portland Tool Library
5431 NE 20th Ave Portland, OR 9711

Southeast Portland Tool Library
1137 SE 20th Ave Portland, OR 97214

Green Lents Community Tool Library
9215 SE Ramona ST. 97266 971.266.4270

Do you need help with recycling, trash, salvage, or hazardous waste?

Oregon Metro

Are you having a neighborhood dispute?

These services are often no to low cost and effectively help with issues with neighbors, landlords, tenants, roommates, residence, business, and groups.

East Metro Mediation

Resolutions Northwest

Need help with your own pet or a neighbor’s animal?

Multnomah Animal Services will help with everything pet related common requests are low to no cost spay & neuter referrals, end of life arrangements, and noise or nuisance reports.

Multnomah County Animal Services

Need help keeping or finding affordable housing?

NW Pilot Project

Rose Community Development

Proud Ground
(503) 493-0293

Portland Housing Center
(503) 282-7744

Home Forward
(503) 802-8300

Do you need help with your landlord?

Community Alliance of Tenants
Renter’s rights hotline: 503-288-0130

Oregon Fair Housing Council

Tenants’ rights, Laws and protections

Health & Safety

Do you need help with healthcare coverage?

The Coalition of Community Health Clinics

Planned Parenthood

Oregon’s Healthcare Marketplace

Oregon Health Plan
Processing 800.699.9075
Already enrolled 800.273.0557

Need help with wild animals?

If you have an encounter with a wild animal alive or dead and you are concerned about your safety or the safety of others or need help.

Oregon Wildlife Control

Need help finding affordable childcare?

This is a free referral service to Multnomah county residents.

Childcare Resource and Referral of Multnomah County

Do you know or are you an older adult looking for support?

Multnomah County Helpline for Aging and Older Adults

Meals on Wheels

Do you need help with Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, or just seeking resources?

National Domestic Violence Hotline- 800.799.7233- operates 24hours 7 days a week.

Report Child Abuse/ Child Protective Services
Operates 24 hours 7 days a week.

Report Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services

Los Ninos Cuentan
 legal, parenting, Domestic Violence, shelter, financial- 503.974.9882 or 503.933.7840


Do you need help learning English?

Need help going to school or learning a new trade?

Portland Community College and Mt. Hood Community College have a large variety of career pathways and academic programs some are tailored to English Language Learners (ESL).

PCC Margaret Carter Skill Center

Mt. Hood Community College

Portland State University

Looking for a job or to improve your employment?

SE Works
Vocational training, certification, and employment

Employment Market Place
Offered every Friday 8:30 am, Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center
5600 NE 42nd Ave Portland, OR 97218

Goodwill Job Connection

Do you need immigration or refugee services?

IRCO – Immigrant & Refugee Organization

Do you need family law resources?

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Family Court Services

Want to start a small business or looking to grow your existing business?

Hacienda CDC
(503) 595-2111

City of Gresham Small Business Center

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

Need help getting around town?


Ride Connection

Department Of Motor Vehicles DMV

Looking for low cost activities?

See our calendar of events, we try to add special events in the community monthly.

Multnomah County Library

Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland Children’s Museum
Offers a few different discount options at low cost. If someone is receiving SNAP and other assistance you can get an annual discount for just $15 for the whole family or as low as a $1 per person

Oregon Zoo
$4 Second Tuesday of every month

Additional Resources

Nextdoor is a free private network for neighbors and the community to quickly get the word out about crime and safety concerns, organize neighborhood events, find recommended babysitters and contractors, help with lost animals, giveaways or sell unwanted items, and get to know your neighbors.

Portland Area CSA Coalition Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) brings the farm right to you. Your choice of farm and reasonably priced options for weekly delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables for pick up.

The Rooster is a platform to post free offers, needs, and exchanges. You can see what others are looking for and lend a hand, or connect with neighbors. Even if you can’t help you might know someone who can.

Office of Neighborhood Involvement helps to locate your neighborhood and other community partners such as your neighborhood association, volunteer opportunities, or to file reports for graffiti or noise, and find your crime prevention coordinator.

The ReStore is Habitat’s new, used, reclaimed household and building product store and donation center. You can volunteer, shop, and donate. The ReStore will also pick up donations and have a salvage/deconstruction service.