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Step-by-step: Grant moves Habitat project forward

By James Day A Silverton Habitat for Humanity project has received a $30,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).  The award was part of $8.7 million in grants to 371 nonprofits that the foundation announced last month. North Willamette Valley Habitat For Humanity will use the funds to help hire a project manager for the planned 18-unit project on […]

Building momentum: Silverton Habitat project gets a federal boost

By James Day Efforts to put together an ambitious 18-home Habitat for Humanity project in Silverton are receiving a $1 million windfall from the federal government. The funds, part of a $1.5 trillion spending package signed by President Joe Biden last month, were secured by Oregon’s two U.S. senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity […]

Houses to build: Habitat for Humanity sets goal of 18 houses in three years

By Melissa Wagoner In a typical year the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity builds one or perhaps two houses.  “We’ve always been a onesie-twosie organization,” Kari Johnson, executive director since 2019, confirmed. “But that’s one of the things they said when they brought me on is that they wanted to grow.” That is primarily because, with housing costs throughout […]

Home-makers: Helpers sought

The North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity recently announced its first Women Build project. Women and men are invited to construct a home with the Seledkov family. The house will be built in Silverton at the Huddart Hills subdivision on Ike Mooney Road. Anyone interested in helping build the home is invited to attend a Women Build informational meeting at […]

ReStore: Recycle, reuse, rebuild with materials from Habitat for Humanity shop

Kim Parker used to avoid looking into the warehouse when she passed by on the way to her office. It was messy. The warehouse now contains Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, a place for people to recycle items by donating them to be sold. Shoppers buy discount-priced home improvement supplies and building materials ranging from appliances to lumber and tools to furniture.