Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina Blog

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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