Good Neighbor Awards Honorable Mention

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Ted K. Gilbert

HOST Development Inc.,
Portland, OR
Portland,, OR
United States

Gilbert is the visionary of HOST Development, an affordable housing developer that has helped more than 300 low- and moderate-income renters become homeowners since 1989. Gilbert’s innovative strategies include obtaining low interest loans on land to help keep home costs down; partnering with banks to give low interest mortgages to buyers; and obtaining loans from large local employers in return for providing employees with closing costs, home buying seminars and low interest mortgages. Gilbert, chair and co-founder, is also the brains behind HOST’s new Building Blocks campaign to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods and prevent young families from leaving for the suburbs.

You can contact Ted Gilbert at Gilbert Bros., 503/221-9424;, or by contacting HOST Development Inc., 503/331-1752 x104.