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 40,000 square feet of shelter space and transitional housing space since 2005. Valued at over $4 million, these transitional housing facilities serve over 500 homeless men, women, youth, families with children, and domestic violence survivors each year. An extraordinary $1.6 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 $176,000 in scholarship funds to high school and college students in Oregon.
- Through our annual Painting a Better Tomorrow program, a community outreach program, over 1,100 volunteers have almost 9,000 hours to local shelters in the form of building maintenance, landscaping and painting projects.