On Saturday April 22, 2017, 7 students from the Banks High School National Honor Society spent the morning volunteering at the West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Home building site located at 1529 22nd Place in Forest Grove. The students perform this type of community service as part of their National Honor Society community service requirements.
The students helped our normal volunteer build crew in the various building process’s required to construct these homes. They used string trimmers to cut down tall grass, they filled wheelbarrows to move rock around the foundation of the house, and they assisted in moving materials for decking the house sub floor. Their contribution of 32 hours of labor greatly helped the build crew stay focused on the technical aspects of the home’s construction.
The students who participated in this volunteer project are Mary Schorn, Samuel Martinez, Keegan Wise, Ellie Nieland, Trevor Thiessen, Emma McCourt and Alli VanLoo.
Our annual Gala is coming up!
Come join us for our West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Gala and Auction on February 4th, 2017, at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center! This year’s event will be a casual “Jeans and Hardhats” event with the theme “Under Construction”. Dinner will be small plates in a casual setting and includes beer and wine from local breweries and wineries. We will have our oral auction and “Fund-An-Item” and there will be a raffle this year instead of a silent auction. We are hoping to raise $57,000 to fund the building package for the construction of our next home.
To help ease the burden to our local small business who so generously have donated we are reaching out to our loyal supporters to help with the expense of the oral auction items. We are creating “Experiences” for families, couples, art enthusiasts and sports fans. The auction items in the Experiences that are proposed are: Dinner & Drinks at 21 Forest Grove Establishments, Family Outings (Metro Zoo, OMSI, Movies, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oakes Amusement Park), Adult Excursions (Wine Country Weekends, Golf Packages, Sporting Events, Staycation Weekends), Private Artist Studio Tours and many more great “Experiences”. We would appreciate receiving your contributions by January 10, 2017, so that we may purchase these items in advance of the Gala. You can send contributions to us or donate on line at the following link: www.wthfh.cf/tickets.
Tickets for the Gala are $50 and may be purchased online at www.wthfh.cf/tickets or in person at the Habitat Restore, 3731 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove. Ticket sales begin January 3, 2017.
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity
For over 25 years, we have led community efforts to provide simple affordable housing among the communities that make up rural Washington County. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity invites you to support our work on this global giving day. We are dedicated
to eliminating poverty housing. We build strength, stability, self-reliance and Shelter.
Your donation on #GivingTuesday will directly support WTHFH repair and housing programs that help give seniors in our communities the opportunity to age in place and to build houses that help our families get on the path that takes them from where they
are to where they dream of being.
Please join WTHFH in kicking off this charitable season by participating in the global day of giving known as GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016.
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity announced today that it is revising the income amounts needed to qualify for home ownership. This change opens up the opportunity to buy a house through its home ownership program to many new families who previously did not have enough income to qualify for home partnership. To see the new income requirements, check the affiliate’s website ( http://westtualityhabitat.org/how-to-apply/ ).
In addition, West Tuality is now using third party financing options such as the USDA 502 Direct program to assist the affiliate in having the ability to fund more houses. The 502 program helps low-income families achieve their home ownership dream by helping them purchase homes in rural areas. All applicants into the West Tuality Habitat program will alsoneed to apply to the USDA 502 Direct program.
Habitat is currently looking for new families interested in affordable home ownership opportunities for 2016-2018 for two 3 bedroom houses located in Forest Grove. Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from July 15 until 5 pm on August 12, 2016. Applications are available at the ReStore (3731 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, Or 97116)
Criteria for selection include need, ability to pay, and a willingness to partner with Habitat. Families must meet income requirements (now 35-60% of the AMI – average median income for the Portland area) and have the ability to provide “sweat equity” if selected. Please contact the Habitat office at 503-359-8459 with any questions.
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate in the selection of applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, children, familial status, genetic information, marital status, public assistance recipiency, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity will begin accepting applications in July for new affordable home ownership opportunities for 2016-18
All interested applicants should attend ONE of the following three community informational meetings. Each will cover how Habitat works and what is needed to qualify for the program. Applications will be accepted July 15-August 12, 2016
Application packets will be provided following the community meetings.
Saturday, July 16th
Centro Cultural De Washington County
1110 N Adair St, Cornelius, OR 97113
Tuesday, July 19th
Rogers Room at the Forest Grove Library
2114 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Thursday, July 21st
Open Door Counseling Center
34420 Tualatin Valley Hwy, Cornelius, OR 97123
Presentations will be in English with Spanish translators available if needed.
Open to the Public
No Reservation is required (but you can let us know if you’re coming)
More Information on the Events Page
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization whose mission is to build decent, safe, and affordable homes in partnership with low income families in our community. In 2016, we are celebrating 25 years of serving Forest Grove.
Building Homes, Building Hope
P.O. Box 806, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
Phone: (503) 357-1201
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity will be holding a Spring Wine Tasting and Desert Event on May 21st, 2016 at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The event will feature local wineries, artisan cheese tasting, designer desserts from a local baker and multi media presentations on our housing program.
This is a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the founding of West Tuality Habitat for Humanity and the start of the home building program in Forest Grove.
This will be a FREE EVENT with donations taken to help offset costs. We invite the local community to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us !!
Please call the ReStore at 503-357-1201 to reserve your tickets or stop by and pick them up at the ReStore Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm daily.
The 21st Annual Bill Bash memorial Golf Tournament will be held on September 2, 2016 at Forest Hills Golf Course at 1 pm. This will be an 18 hole best ball 4 person scramble format.
Information on sponsorship opportunities will be mailed soon and posted on our website.
West Tualith Habitat announces the date for the 21st Annual Bill Bash Memorial Golf Tournament on September 2nd, 2016.
The event, an 18 hole 4 person team, best ball scramble will again be held at Forest Hills Golf Club, south of Cornelius, Oregon. The vent will start at 1 pm, with a shotgun start. A BBQ dinner will follow with award presentations at the dinner.
Hole Sponsorships, Drink Cart Sponsors, Dinner Sponsor, Golf Cart Sponsors and several other levels of support will be available to local business’s and supporters.