Habitat for Humanity, Glisan Gardens Construction Begins

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East breaks ground March 2015 on Glisan Gardens, located at 165th and northeast Glisan Street, in the Rockwood neighborhood. Info here!
Habitat for Humanity, Glisan Gardens, 165th & NE Glisan, Gresham OR. Click to enlarge

Habitat works with qualified, low-income families to help them realize the dream of owning their own home.

Building Homes, Building Lives.
This month, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East breaks ground on Glisan Gardens, located at 165th and northeast Glisan Street, in the Rockwood neighborhood.

The City of Gresham helped Habitat purchase the large 1.64-acre lot, along with Housing and Urban Development HOME and SHOP program funds. The site will become 25 energy efficient homes to local, hardworking families who build and then buy their homes with a 0%-interest mortgage.

To date, Habitat has built over 70 homes in and around the Rockwood area, where the City has completed a number of projects to improve streets, help small businesses and enhance parks and other community amenities. Habitat’s consistent home building efforts in Rockwood are stabilizing classrooms and contributing to the larger effort aimed at making an attractive high quality neighborhood for families.

The first phase of Glisan Gardens includes 12 homes and is underway to be completed and sold by December of this year. Families have already been selected for this phase. The second phase will include the final 13 homes. The Open Application Round for this phase is currently scheduled to begin in December of 2015. To learn more about the selection process for phase two of Glisan Gardens, contact Reianna DaRosa, Homeownership Program Manager at 503-287-9529 x19, or Reianna@habitatportlandmetro.org

To learn more about Habitat’s Homeownership Program visit habitatportlandmetro.org

About Habitat

Habitat for Humanity Portland/ Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat is one of the only organizations in the Portland Metro area that offers homeownership opportunities to hardworking families making as little as $20,800 (for a family of four). We do this by mobilizing the community and a hand-up model in which the homeowner helps to build and then buys their home with a 0%-interest Habitat mortgage. Additionally, Habitat offers home repair services to low-income homeowners, using the same 0%-interest loan and sweat equity model. Instead of being in a vulnerable and fragile economic position, Habitat families find themselves in a position of strength. habitatportlandmetro.org