Mission & History
We are the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland.
Founded in 1997, the Home Builders Foundation directs the philanthropic activities of the home building community by providing shelter for area residents in need and supporting the future of our industry by offering educational opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce.
Shelter Development: The Foundation facilitates the building (new construction) or renovation of dignified housing for the temporarily homeless. Through its shelter building arm, HomeAid Portland, builders are partnered with local non-profit care providers seeking to expand facilities designed to house individuals and families in need of temporary shelter.
The Foundation also administers volunteer programs to improve the livability and function of local care providers’ existing facilities. Its annual volunteer blitz and shelter care event, Painting a Better Tomorrow, allows HBA members and other industry leaders to directly contribute to the maintenance of local homeless shelters, most of whom operate on a shoestring budget and have few available funds for maintenance costs. Click here to find out about our latest projects.
Workforce Development: The Foundation awards high school and college scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in the residential home building industry. Click here for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
Major fund raisers include: A Benefit Gala & Auction each spring, a Trap Shoot each Fall, and an Annual Year End Fund Drive. Click here for more information about our annual events.