About HBF

Building hope and homes…rebuilding lives

Home Builders Foundation, established in 1997, is the charity of choice for the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. Our mission is to build and renovate shelters for those experiencing homelessness in the Portland metro area, and to provide construction related educational opportunities for qualifying students.

Through HomeAid, our shelter development program, we have built and renovated over 80,000 square feet of shelter space and transitional housing space since 2005. Valued at over $5.6 million, these transitional housing facilities serve over 550 homeless men, women, youth, families with children, and domestic violence survivors each year.  An extraordinary $2.5 million of the total value of these projects has been donated by the members of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBAMP) and others in the home building industry.

HBF has granted more than $200,000 in scholarship funds to high school and college students in Oregon.

Through our annual Painting a Better Tomorrow program, a community outreach program, over 1,300 volunteers have almost 10,000 hours to local shelters in the form of building maintenance, landscaping and painting projects.

Metro Portland Housing Industry Foundation, dba Home Builders Foundation, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the tax identification number 93-1239982.