Our Mission:

Developing Community

Making it possible for rural low income individuals and families to own their own homes.


Our Mission

Investing in individuals, families, and rural communities by developing ownership, equity, and skills.

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Our Impact

Community Home Builders has been operating in the Willamette Valley for over 28 years, providing stable housing for more than 600 people, including 300 children. We have contributed over $32 million dollars to our local economy by partnering with local vendors, contractors, and suppliers, who have helped us build more than 200 affordable homes.



Million Dollars to our local economy

We support local businesses by contracting with area vendors, contractors, and suppliers.



Years Serving rural communities

Since 1990, Community Home Builders has been dedicated to building affordable neighborhoods in rural areas.



affordable homes built

To date, we have built over 200 homes in McMinnville, Gervais, Carlton, Amity, Sheridan, Lafayette, and Dayton, Oregon.


Our Programs

Community Home Builders proudly provides the Willamette Valley with housing and educational programs that help families find their way into affordable living and financial certainty. Empowered individuals build stable communities and we aim to support the development of both.


mutual self-help housing

Our main focus is the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program for low income individuals and families in rural communities. Approved applicants join a group of 8-12 families who work together to build a neighborhood. They receive USDA mortgages with reduced payments, along with technical assistance and construction training.

valley individual development accounts (vida)

VIDA is a matched savings program that helps low income individuals grow financially. Savings programs include first-time home purchase, home repair, small business start-up or expansion, credit building, post-secondary education, or work-related adaptive equipment or technology. Community Home Builders currently offers the home buyer savings program, where families receive matched savings toward the principle on their mortgage, reducing their payments even further.

farm worker housing

Villa Del Sol is a 24 unit apartment complex built in 2004 to meet the needs of area farm workers. It houses two, three, and four bedroom units, on-site laundry, community room, and a courtyard with half-court basketball and play structure.

For rental information call 503-474-9391

education and resource network

We partner with area service providers and organizations to deliver classes centered on personal finance and home ownership. By networking with other agencies we are better able to serve our program participants as well as the greater community.


june 2017

Buying a first home can often seem like an unattainable dream for many hardworking rural Oregonians… Our many partners in this effort, including Community Home Builders, are essential in making these opportunities possible .

Jill Rees, USDA Rural Development acting State Director / Read Full Article



Get Involved

Community Home Builders is run by a small team of dedicated people, committed to making home ownership possible. We don’t do it alone! The reason we have been able to contribute to the community for over 28 years is due to the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and the great relationships we have with our local vendors and contractors. Thank you!


Sign Up For a Program

Please contact us to determine your eligibility! Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for the following:

Mutual Self-Help Housing

VIDA Home Buyer Savings

Villa Del Sol Farm Worker Housing

Volunteer opportunities

Like working with your hands? Have any construction or building experience? Just want to be of service to the community?We’d like to hear from you! Volunteers are especially valuable during our build times. Click below to fill out our volunteer contact form!

Make a Donation

We gratefully accept monetary donations of any amount. Our current needs include: Various construction tools in working condition; Trees, shrubs, and other landscaping materials.

If you are a business looking to donate, please contact us at 503-434-5265 to see how you can help.