Good Neighbor Center
This renovation project will include an expansion of educational programs for children of homeless families in the shelter, as well as address ventilation issues in the shower rooms. The addition will add dedicated space for Homework Club, private tutoring, preschool programming and storage for program needs. This expansion will provide them with more space in which to operate a long existing and critically important program for homeless children.
This HBF project will be a partnership between Bridge Meadows, an inter-generational housing complex in North Portland, New Avenues for Youth, and the Home Builders Foundation. Renaissance Homes will be the Builder Captain for this fifteen-unit complex for at-risk youth aging out of the foster care system.
Clackamas Women’s Services
Home Builders Foundation, in partnership with Suntel Design, will demolish the existing confidential domestic violence shelter and build a new facility that will house domestic violence survivors and their children. This new two-story structure will provide 6,500 square feet of space with beds for up to sixteen guests, a large communal kitchen, dining room, office spaces for staff, and community rooms for participants.
The first phase of this remodel project for Hope House, a shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness, included safety upgrades such as a new fire alarm system and sprinkler system, increased bed capacity from five families to eight, the addition of laundry and indoor shower facilities, and the addition of an ADA-accessible bedroom and bathroom.
Nathan D. Young Construction returned again to Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter for an expansion project for the Connect Program, a program for homeless women. Ten beds were added to this facility, as well as a kitchenette
Harvest House, a facility for homeless families, received much needed lead-abatement for the building, as well as new siding and windows. Masco Corporation generously gave a $6,000 grant to the project, which was completed in late June.
Care Provider: Love INC – Newberg
Builder Captain: Jim Fisher
Completed: March 2015
Home Builders Foundation completed its first project in Yamhill County when it partnered with Builder Captain Jim Fisher to provide upgrades to Love INC’s existing shelter for women and children. Upgrades to the facility included the addition of a restroom, a kitchen remodel and new flooring throughout the facility.
Care Provider: Youth Progress
Builder Captain: Joe Robertson, Shelter Solutions LLC
Completed: January 2015
Smith House was a perfect candidate for an HBF energy retrofit. After a thorough walk-thru with HBF Builder Captain, Joe Robertson, it was determined that the highest priority need was to replace the old oil heater and focus on energy upgrades to make the home more comfortable and energy efficient. The money saved on high utility bills could then go back into the program. NW Natural donated a new gas furnace and tank-less water heater, and HBF partnered with Performance Insulation to do attic and wall insulation as well as air sealing throughout the home.
Care Provider: Youth Progress
Builder Captain: Joe Robertson, Shelter Solutions LLC
Completed: December 2014
Youth Progress operates two residential facility for boys ages 13-24 that provide a structured, supportive environment to guide them toward a more positive future. Both facilities were in need of assistance and HBF chose both of them for energy retrofits. In partnership with Joe Robertson of Shelter Solutions LLC and Performance Insulation, Jordan House received new attic and wall insulation, and air sealing just in time for the winter weather.
Care Provider: Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Builder Captain: Dave Adelhart
Completed: August 2014
HBF and Builder Captain Dave Adelhart returned to Goose Hollow Family Shelter in 2014. With the help of HBA member donations and discounts of labor and materials as well as others in the industry, we were able to dramatically increase the usable counter space, upgrade the cabinets throughout including the addition of upper cabinets for extra storage, add an upgraded counter top, improve the electrical and add a larger sink and refrigerator. It turned out to have a big impact for a tiny space that feeds about 30 people every morning!
This 100+ year old home that houses a residential treatment program for young men was the first energy retrofit project taken on by HBF in partnership with Neil Kelly Home Performance. The retrofit included air sealing, insulation, tankless water heater, lighting upgrades, new energy efficient appliances and updated wiring. Energy retrofits of older shelters helps the service provider put much needed money from energy savings back into their programs and makes the homes much more comfortable for the residents.
HBF returned to Raphael House in 2013 to upgrade the kitchen including new cabinets, granite counter tops, ranges and ADA improvements to create a beautiful new space for 40 women and children who live there. In-kind donations and HBF funding was over 80% for this project.
Goose Hollow Family Shelter is the only shelter for families on the west side. Eight families a night call this home. This renovation of a well-used laundry room and family lounge was a partnership between several PRO members and designers Garrison Hullinger Interior Design and Designers Edge Kitchen & Bath. The in-kind donations and HBF funding provided for this project was 100%.
Next Step is a transitional “independent living” facility for men in addiction recovery. A full scale phased renovation (estimated total of $1,500,000) for this 13,400 sq. ft. former nursing home expanded program capacity and maximized treatment space. The scope of work included: new ductwork, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, upgrading mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and equipment, commercial kitchen remodel, replacing the roof and reworking dorm rooms and other common areas. This renovation increased the number of beds from 15 to 42.
Care Provider: Boys & Girls Aid
Builder Captain: NuPark Development LLC
Dedicated: February 2013
HBF partnered with Boys & Girls Aid and the City of Beaverton to complete a major renovation of a four unit apartment building that provides safe and supportive transitional housing for homeless youth in Washington county. The residents of the TLP program receive case management, help with continued education, mental health services and skills training.
The Burnside Shelter provides crisis intervention, homeless and addiction recovery, short-term and long term shelter, education and job assistance. It is also Portland’s only 24/7, 365 days a year public restroom and food service operation of its kind. Built in the late 1800’s and expanded in the early 1920’s, the facility is in a state of disrepair, and energy consumption is the main source of concern. The goal was to retrofit the facility with energy efficient upgrades to reduce annual utility costs by as much as 35% (allowing precious operating funds to go to direct services instead of building maintenance). Scope of work included: insulation throughout , new windows, framing and moisture protection, installing high efficiency boilers and mechanical systems.
Bonnie Tinker House
The Bonnie Tinker House is an emergency shelter serving up to 23 women and children at a time (200 per year), providing safety, shelter, food, clothing, support groups, advocacy, and a 24-hour crisis line. This $50,000 “shelter enhancement project” was phased to reduce impact on the residents who live there. Scheduled work included: security, electrical upgrades, efficient heating system, roof repair, window and screen repair, tile work, new plumbing fixtures, landscaping, patio gazebo installation, cabinetry repair and light carpentry.
This 96 year old house was completely renovated with updated energy efficiencies to make life more comfortable for 12 abused boys. Now complete, Cordero House will become a home for two additional boys (the program turns away five to seven boys per week). With a new family treatment room and therapist offices, the “healing work” becomes easier. Every wall and hard surface is new. The expanded kitchen/dining area now allows for multiple work spaces, ample storage and commercial grade appliances. The boys no longer shower in shifts with expanded, more private, bathrooms. A “dude dorm” with flat screen tv and surround sound allow them to be kids again. An estimated $770,000 was dedicated to the project with over 380 industry professionals, 90+ companies and over $350,000 in donations of labor and materials. This project received the national CADRE award in 2011 for ‘Outstanding Community Service Project’
Unfinished attic space became a Comprehensive Advocacy Center (CAC) offering expanded services to the women and children survivors of domestic violence. The CAC provides an inviting place for legal aid, mental health services, alcohol and drug counseling, life skills classes, self care, and children’s activities. Despite the economic downturn, 35% of the labor and materials for this $430,000 project were donated. Received awards from the Portland Housing Bureau in 2009 & 2010
A residential treatment center for five mentally disabled adults, this home was built to give the residents a place to heal, receive counseling and flourish while transitioning back into self sufficiency. Over $164,000 was donated in time, materials and labor to this $266,000 project – almost 60% total savings.
Builder Co-Captains were able to rally other subcontractors, trades and suppliers to donate over $189,000 in time, materials and labor to this $260,000 project – a 70% total savings. Up to twelve un-wed, young, homeless mothers and their babies call this safe haven “home”, receiving the care and support they need to begin their new lives.