Category Archives: HomeAid Portland

Women in Roofing Group

Raising the Roof

A busy team of women were in constant motion in front of Project Homeless Connect in Hillsboro, unloading plywood, gathering up falling shingles, and generally getting their hands dirty. These members of the local chapter of National Women in Roofing gave their time this summer to help with HBF’s remodel of the day shelter serving […]

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Chris McDowell

HBF’s In-House Hero

Home Building Foundation is celebrating an amazing five years with the work anniversary of our Project Manager, Chris McDowell.  McDowell adds a personal touch to our HomeAid America collaborative model of asking the residential building community to build or remodel shelter for providers serving people who are homeless. HBF Builder Captain Nathan Young praises him […]

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New Drop-In Center Opens to Help Houseless Youth in Washington County

More than a hundred residents, shelter staff, donors and government officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the new HomePlate Drop-in Center in downtown Beaverton last week. Local shelter provider HomePlate Youth Services teamed up with Home Builders Foundation and Walsh Construction to transform an abandoned church property into a trauma-informed campus that will serve […]

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Volunteers spruce up a shelter

On a pleasant mid-September day, close to forty Mountainwood Homes staff members gathered at the property of Project Homeless Connect’s Day Center in Hillsboro for an all-day renovation blitz. This was not their first foray in helping out at a Home Builders Foundation project site. This year the team tackled a number of issues. A […]

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MOD Trucked into NE Portland

Portland Homeless Village Receives HBF’s Pod Shelter of the Future:

Home Builders Foundation’s new prototype for homeless shelters is up and running at Portland’s BIPOC Village. The “MOD” was trucked into place at the NE Portland site in late January. HBF’s donated the building to be used for case managers helping formerly houseless people who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. HBF commissioned the […]

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