Community Builders Program
The Community Builders Program (CBP) is dedicated to helping older adults and people with disabilities age safely in their homes by providing free home repairs. The program is available to homeowners in the city of Portland. (Es usted hispanohablante y tiene preguntas sobre nuestro programa de reparaciones de casas? Por favor llame a Thalia Martinez-Parker al 503-501-5719 para más información).
Our home repair services address critical home repair needs; they improve the quality of each recipient’s life, helping homeowners avoid displacement due to unsafe housing conditions, all the while bringing neighbors and area businesses together in the spirit of volunteerism. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Builders Program has provided over 13,200 free home repairs for more than 2,600 homeowners.
Funding for our program comes from the Portland Housing Bureau, area businesses, and individual donors. Donate Today! We leverage grants and individual donations with in-kind material and labor donations from area businesses. Check out our Wish List for a list of current program needs.
The Community Builders Program is a licensed, bonded and insured general contractor. Repairs are completed by REACH staff, subcontractors, and skilled volunteers. Repairs are performed throughout the year. Homeowners and their families help with repairs by providing materials and/or labor when feasible.
Typical home repair services include:
- Comprehensive home assessment
- Carpentry repairs
- Installation of safety aides (grab bars, smoke & carbon monoxide alarms)
- Plumbing & electrical repairs
- Minor roof repairs
- Repairs to address nuisances & housing code violations
- Referrals to other resources
Services are dependent upon available funding and volunteers. Due to a high demand, there may be a wait for our services.