Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina Blog

LOVE AT FIRST BUILD

Couples meet in many ways: at work, online, through mutual friends. Rob and April, however, met laying bricks during an A Brush with Kindness repair project in Chapel Hill. “I remember it being a crazy hot day,” recalls April, “I got my umbrella out of my trunk to shade us as he laid the bricks … Continue reading LOVE AT FIRST BUILD »

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A Long Journey Coming to Completion – Wilmington Family Breaks Ground on their New Home

  The fog lifted just before 8 a.m. in Wilmington on Jan. 21, in time for Alicia Zenon and daughters Shaniah and Destiny Morris to wield golden shovels, breaking ground in a ceremony at a lot on Colwell Avenue. Behind them, laid out with two-by-fours and taught string, was the footprint of their new home, … Continue reading A Long Journey Coming to Completion – Wilmington Family Breaks Ground on their New Home »

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The Great American Dream – A Housewarming Celebration for Beulaville Family

For Wanda Weaver, the great American dream was driven by love for her elderly mother. At the dedication Nov. 19 of her Habitat for Humanity home in a tidy neighborhood in Beulaville on a brilliant autumn day, Weaver struggled to contain her emotions. From her front porch she looked out over the crowd of Habitat … Continue reading The Great American Dream – A Housewarming Celebration for Beulaville Family »

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Patience is a virtue – Northampton Family Celebrates New Home

It was just a house key, silver, glittering in the October light as the president of Halifax-Northampton Habitat for Humanity held it up high. But to Taneshia Mangum the moment was so fraught with emotion that she turned away from the small crowd of well-wishers gathered in front of her tidy new home on a … Continue reading Patience is a virtue – Northampton Family Celebrates New Home »

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Comfortable Living for New Chowan County homeowners

Qunita Williams hasn’t moved in to her new house in Arrowhead Beach, but she already feels at home there. Williams, Ryan Harris and their daughter Ry’ Milliya Harris, 3, have spent a lot of time at the house on Mohegan Trail, helping a crew of volunteers rehabilitate a home that was sold to Chowan/Perquimans Habitat … Continue reading Comfortable Living for New Chowan County homeowners »

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Polkton Family Embraces Habitat Home

  Ebone Moore did a victory dance as she accepted the keys to her new home in Polkton. It was a muggy August Saturday, but the mother of two young children celebrated despite the heat. “I’ve been in the Habitat process for five-and-a-half years,” she explained. She had logged 383 hours of work on the … Continue reading Polkton Family Embraces Habitat Home »

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The cost of affordable housing: Does it pencil out?

Image provided by the Urban Institute There is not enough affordable housing in the United States. For every 100 extremely low income households, there are only 29 adequate, affordable, and available rental units. That means two parents who both work minimum-wage jobs might wait years to find a safe, affordable place to live with their … Continue reading The cost of affordable housing: Does it pencil out? »

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The Women Roofers of Rutherford County

  To the Women Roofers of Rutherford County, their craft is just like an old-timey quilting bee, only with a lot more sweat and a bit more grit, on a work surface with a 26-degree pitch and an unforgiving edge. The bonding and pride they feel hit a milestone the second weekend of July as … Continue reading The Women Roofers of Rutherford County »

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A Habitat home gives hope to a struggling town

For all its problems, the town of Dobbins Heights pulled Edward Tender home. Fewer than 900 souls live in the community, which was incorporated in 1984 and bumps up against Hamlet in Richmond County. Tender was born there in 1962, and when he graduated from Hamlet High School he joined the Army, served in Vietnam … Continue reading A Habitat home gives hope to a struggling town »

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