Habitat for Humanity

Pain wrought by nationwide home foreclosures is an accompanying theme of stories related to the recession.  However, a feel-good story in the New York Times over the weekend tells of positive contributions initiated in Oregon, by Habitat for Humanity.  “Business leaders and housing experts said Portland — partly through Habitat’s timing in betting big in a down market, partly through a donor network led by Mr. Gray that stepped up to help even as corporate support mostly collapsed — was creating something that would resonate long after the recession: Habitat neighborhoods.”

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