To revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes, and empower low-income families through successful homeownership. Prospective homeowners help build and then buy their homes with an affordable Habitat mortgage; repair services are available using the same loan-and-sweat-equity model.
Bottom Line for Portland
Last year, Habitat helped 86 people escape poverty housing by purchasing a Habitat home, building equity and financial independence. Seventy percent of families’ kids’ grades improved since owning a Habitat home. Eighty-three percent of kids from Habitat homes graduate high school, and 79 percent who previously had housing-related illnesses no longer experience symptoms.
“Partnering with Habitat to purchase a home is huge for my family. It’s changing the story for my kids so that they can break the cycle of poverty and addiction. We are so honored and proud to be future homeowners.” —Ruthann Compton, Future Habitat homeowner
Acme Construction Supply will match $16,000 in G!G donations to Habitat.