2015 Home Builders Foundation Project Preview

This new year promises to be a busy one for the Home Builders Foundation! Two large scale projects, one a new build and the other a major expansion, will break ground in late summer or early fall. Also on deck is our first project in Yamhill County: the renovation of a homeless shelter for women and children. In addition to these, HBF will also take under consideration additional energy retrofit projects, shelter preservation needs and other small-scale projects to improve the safety and livability of homeless and transitional housing facilities in the Portland metro area. See below for details on our 2015 projects!

New Meadows
Builder Captain: Renaissance Homes
Type: New Construction
Service Provider: Bridge Meadows & New Avenues for Youth
Facility Type: Housing for At-Risk Youth
This new facility will accommodate up to twenty youth exiting foster care who are at high-risk of becoming homeless. In this facility, youth will receive community based support to complete their high school education, begin job training or enter into higher education.

Clackamas Women’s Services

Builder Captains: Portland Remodel, assisted by DR Horton
Type: Renovation
Service Provider: Clackamas Women’s Services
Facility Type: Domestic Violence Shelter
Renovation plans for this 100-year-old facility include expanding the footprint of the building to add much needed program space, children’s area, teen space, and a wellness room. This renovation will also include upgrades to the existing facility.

Love INC
Builder Captain: Jim Fisher
Type: Renovation
Service Provider: Love INC – Newberg
Facility Type: Homeless Shelter for Women & Children
This small project will add an additional bathroom to the facility, which currently only has one to accommodate the staff, women and children staying at the shelter. Additional upgrades include new kitchen cabinets, countertops and flooring throughout.

Projects Under Consideration
• Bradley Angle Domestic Violence Shelter : Proposed renovations include facility upgrades and repairs to the facility, which has been renovation previously by HBF.
• Energy Retrofits : Home Builders Foundation is seeking shelters in need of air sealing, insulation and other facility upgrades to lessen the energy cost burden on shelters.
• Shelter Preservation Project : Home Builders Foundation is currently surveying shelters in the Portland metro area to see what commonly deferred maintenance has occurred at shelters to see what role HBF may be able to play in preserving existing shelters.

Do you know of a homeless or transitional housing facility in need of renovation? Contact Project Manager Brenda Ketah for more information on how HBF may be able to help.