Bend-Redmond Habitat works with qualified, deserving families to help them realize the dream of owning their own home.

Our Vision – A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission – Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing affordable homeownership opportunities for low to moderate income families and individuals in Bend and Redmond. Since 1989, Bend-Redmond Habitat has built more than 142 homes and repaired over 145 more, providing more than 1000 children and adults with safe, secure and healthy homes.

We build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.

History

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976 by Millard Fuller and Clarence Jordan. Habitat for Humanity International has served more than 1 million families around the world through homeownership, home repairs, microfinance loans and more.

Bend-Redmond Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. In 1989, Les Alford and a group of like-minded individuals saw the urgent need for decent affordable housing for low income families.  They established our local affiliate and developed an environment where volunteerism became the key to helping the disadvantaged, one home at a time.

In 2019, we proudly merged with Redmond Habitat for Humanity, thus officially becoming Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity.

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Community Impact

Since in 1989, Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity has sustained an ever-increasing impact on the community as a whole.
 
  • 142 homes have been built and more than 145 repaired.
  • Habitat homeowners have paid over $1.7 million in property taxes.
  • Habitat has spent more than $12 million to build, renovate, and repair homes.
  • The direct economic impact of our building activity in this community exceeds $86.9 million.
  • The total assessed value of our investment in this community exceeds $36.4 million.
  • Habitat has served more than 1000 children and adults through home ownership, home repair, and weatherization.
  • 75% of the families served are single parents
  • Eight Veteran families have been housed

General Anti-Discrimination Policy

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs an affordable place to live are welcome to help with our work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds, and we serve people in need of affordable housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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