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Foundation Hero: Divine 9

The Divine 9, a group of companies banded together to pool marketing dollars, has been supporting the Home Builders Foundation for many years. Individual companies within the Divine 9 have donated or heavily discounted to countless projects. Two years ago, the Divine 9 noticed a key component missing from the HBF Trap Shoot: a hot, […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices partners with HBF to “Give A Day Away”

Over fifty Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices- Northwest Real Estate agents from all over the Portland and Vancouver area came together in October to provide landscaping help to several local service providers.   Home Builders Foundation coordinated the volunteers armed with rakes, shovels, and edgers who loaded up bags of yard debris, made small repairs, painted, and even […]

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2016 Impact Report

In 2016, Home Builders Foundation made a significant impact in the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our community, in partnership with HBA members. By fulfilling its mission of building and renovating shelters for the transitionally homeless, families, domestic violence survivors, and young people will find a safe, dignified place to rebuild their lives. For […]

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November is Homelessness Awareness Month

HomeAid America, a building industry charity and one of the nation’s largest builders of housing for the homeless, is spending the entire month of November holding events and undertaking activities to highlight and help to end hunger and homelessness in this country. The annual event is called HomeAid’s Homelessness Awareness Month. “Homelessness remains a huge […]

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Foundation Hero: Debbie Miner

“Debbie and the generous folks at Viking Automatic Sprinkler are donating a full sprinkler system for HBF’s current project, Community of Hope, a shelter for women and children in St. Johns. We couldn’t do the work we do without amazing donations like this from the building industry.” Brenda Ketah, HBF Project Manager. Name: Debbie Miner […]

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Home Builders Foundation makes donation to Benson High School’s efforts to build tiny houses for the homeless

Home Builders Foundation (HBF) board member Tim Nacrelli watched a recent TV news story about a theft at Benson High School and decided he had to do something to help. “The fact that the theft involved tools students were using to build tiny houses for the homeless really got to me. “ Nacrelli explains. “The […]

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Shelter in St. Johns overcomes huge challenges to reopen after renovations

Dogged determination coupled with assistance provided by over 500 volunteers, companies and  community organizations helped Community of Hope in Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood reopen its shelter for homeless women and their children after extensive renovations led by the Home Builders Foundation (HBF). “While this was one of our smaller projects, it turned out to be […]

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