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Supervisor: Loretta Kelly, Lending and Compliance Manager
Timeframe: Ongoing volunteer commitment, infrequent hours as needed
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is moving to a permanently affordable homeownership model for all its homes starting in 2019. All Habitat homes will be affordable not only to the first homebuyer, but to subsequent buyers in the future. An Affordability Covenant is recorded against each home to assure permanent affordability. Our partner, Proud Ground will manage the resale of the homes.
Habitat believes that it is important for homebuyers to review the affordability documents with a "disinterested third party" who is able to answer questions about the documents. Habitat is looking for attorneys who will review the Affordability Covenant, along with the Warranty Deed and the Trust Deed with the homebuyers.
Generally, this meeting will last approximately 90 minutes. Some Habitat homebuyers do not speak English. Habitat/Proud Ground will provide an interpreter for those homebuyers that request one. Interpretation services may add 15 minutes to this timeframe.
Habitat and Proud Ground staff will provide an overview of the documents and answer any questions for the attorneys before any meetings with homebuyers.
Review permanent affordability documents, typically an affordability covenant, warranty deed and trust deed, with homebuyers
Answer homebuyer questions about the affordability documents
Sign review document stating that you reviewed the documents with the homebuyers
Familiarity with Oregon Real Estate and Condominium law
Willingness to work with first time homebuyers
Willingness to work with homebuyers needing interpreters
Ongoing volunteer commitment, partnership of one year or more
Please submit a statement regarding why you are interested in volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and your resume with related experience to Loretta Kelly at email@example.com with "Volunteer Attorney" in the subject, or call 503.287.9529 x 34 with questions.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East believes that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable homeownership, everyone can help people achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
PO Box 11527, 1478 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211, US
To create successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes.Our Values
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East serves Multnomah County and northern Clackamas County and has the ability to reach out to families one step away from homelessness. Habitat sells homes to hardworking people in need of decent, affordable housing. We are an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-denominational Christian housing ministry and global home-building movement. We welcome people from all walks of life to partner with our program to serve families in need with generosity, humility and love.
We'll work with your schedule.
1478 NE Killingsworth St.PO Box 11527Portland, OR 97211
January 3, 2020