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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Hope Builder Breakfast - April 24, 2013

This morning, Nick was honored to attend the Habitat for Humanity Portland/ Metro East Hope Builder Breakfast.

 

Habitat for Humanity is a fantastic organization, dedicated to providing homeownership opportunities to families who otherwise would not be able to afford to buy a home. Habitat chooses qualified families with the greatest need who are able to pay an affordable monthly mortgage with a 0% interest rate.

 

Habitat’s program is unique - families must contribute 500 hours of sweat equity to qualify for a Habitat home. This means spending at least 500 hours helping to build their home, or even paying it forward and helping build a Habitat neighbor’s home.

 

The idea of Habitat is a “hand up, not a hand out.”

 

At the breakfast, attendees were able to see first-hand the wonderful work by Habitat and their volunteers. Families who have been part of Habitat’s homeownership program were present, including guest speaker and homeowner Bylinda Tollefsen. Bylinda is the first person in her family to ever own a home.

 

Bylinda moves into her Habitat home next month!

 

Thank you, Habitat, for making it possible for families to achieve the dream of homeownership.

 

photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Portland/ Metro East