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Partners

Hayden HomesHayden Homes and First Story's partnership has been flourishing for 15 years. First Story began as a way for Hayden Homes employees to give back to the community.  This simple aspiration evolved into a public non-profit that changes lives throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Today when you buy a Hayden Home you will also become part of First Story through the charitable fee. The charitable fee is a financial vehicle which gives Hayden Homes the opportunity to expand and leverage their relationships with home buyers to help address our country's problem with homelessness. The fee creates an ongoing method, for those fortunate enough to be able to buy a home, to have a simple and direct way to assist those who are less fortunate. Part of the success at Hayden Homes is rooted in the philosophy that no neighborhood is separate from the community around it and that stronger communities make better places to live.

Upon the closing of a Hayden Home a fee totaling 1/8th of one percent ($125 per 100,000) of the gross sales price of the home is collected from the seller. Then a fee is also collected from each new sales transaction thereafter. Thus each time the home is sold, an ongoing, in perpetuity, fee is generated.

For more information:
Hayden Enterprises, Inc.
2462 SW Glacier Place, Suite 110
Redmond, Oregon 97756

Phone: 800-923-6607
Web: www.hayden-homes.com

AmeriCorps YouthBuild programs help low-income, at-risk young adults work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing for homeless and low-income families and participating in leadership development activities in their communities. 

First Story is proud to collaborate with YouthBuild programs in Central Oregon, Spokane, Washington and Albany, Oregon.

For more information:
Web:  www.youthbuild.org


Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corporation, a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials, has a long history of benefiting initiatives that help people in need.  LP's community support materializes across America, ranging from disaster relief to food banks to community meals.  For this reason LP and the LP Foundation readily identify with the First Story vision of changing lives.  That's why LP is extremely pleased to make an annual contribution to help First Story accomplish its mission.

For more information:
Web:  www.lpcorp.com
 

Woodhill Homes
, in collaboration with the non-profit Building Partners for Affordable Housing, is constructing affordable homes for First Story in Bend, OR.  Woodhill Homes was founded in Central Oregon with the goal of finding innovative ways to change the home buying and home building experience.  The developer has built two green-certified homes and received the 2008 Central Oregon Builder's Association's Green Building Award. 

For more information:
Woodhill Homes, Inc.
70 SW Century Drive, Suite 100-240
Bend, Oregon 97702

Phone:  541.330.5559
Web:  woodhillhomesoregon.com

First Story and Bend Area Habitat for Humanity began a partnership in 2009 as part of Habitat International's Home Builder's Blitz. With the help of Hayden Homes and Adair Homes First Story was able to place two deserving families into homes that first year. Habitat continues to build homes for First Story addressing the need for affordable, low-income housing throughout Central Oregon.

For more information:
Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
1860 NE 4th Street
Bend, Oregon 97701

Phone: 541.385.5387
Web: www.bendhabitat.org