Bend Area, Redmond Habitat for Humanity announce merger – KTVZ

Organization expects to double current build rate

BEND, Ore. – bend-redmond habitat for humanity for Humanity and Redmond Habitat for Humanity announced their merger on Tuesday, saying the new Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity organization is now “committed to serve even more families and individuals with affordable housing in both communities.”

“It is no secret that the lack of affordable housing for low to moderate income families and individuals has become a major problem in our area,” said Scott Rohrer, executive director for bend-redmond habitat for humanity for Humanity.  “This merger significantly expands the reach of our programs throughout Bend and Redmond, allowing us to more aggressively tackle this problem.”

According to Redmond Habitat for Humanity Director Scott Brown, “The consolidated Bend and Redmond affiliates will combine critical resources enabling us to serve more families & individuals in Bend and Redmond. It will also give us greater access to funding, which is vital to our mission.”

With the merger, Bend-Redmond Habitat said it expects to double the current build rate within the next couple of years.

There is a drastic need for affordable housing in Central Oregon. Children perform better academically, graduate at a higher rate, have fewer behavioral & health problems and are more successful later in life.  The impacts can also be seen in the parents who gain a sense of self-worth, see greater professional success and a higher net worth. Homeowners are more likely to engage in activities and with organizations that strengthen neighborhoods and improve civic vitality. The cycles of generational poverty can be broken.

For those interested in homeownership opportunities in either Bend or Redmond, contact

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About Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity

Bend-Redmond Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership for families and individuals in Bend and Redmond. We are dedicated to changing lives by bringing people together to help make a difference in our communities through affordable housing. Since 1989, Bend-Redmond Habitat has built 142 homes and repaired 145 more, providing more than 1000 children and adults a safe, secure and healthy home. Because of the success of our ReStores, 100% of every monetary gift supports Habitat’s mission. 541.385.5387.

Both the Bend ReStore and the Redmond ReStore are home improvement resale centers that accept and sell a wide variety of building materials, appliances and home furnishings. All proceeds from the ReStores benefit Bend-Redmond Habitat’s mission. For more information,, 541.312.6709 and Redmond, 541.548.1406.