Annual Gala “Under Construction”

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.

Kindest Regards,
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity
Gala Committee

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Makes Home Ownership even More Affordable

 

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.

Home Ownership Opportunities – Forest Grove

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.

Meeting Schedule:

Saturday, July 16th        

1:30 pm

Centro Cultural De Washington County

1110 N Adair St, Cornelius, OR 97113

Tuesday, July 19th        

6:30 pm

Rogers Room at the Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Thursday, July 21st

7:00 pm

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

ABOUT  HABITAT:

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

www.westtualtityhabitat.org