Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina Blog

The Smell of Progress: Flowers and a Fresh Start

For Charlotte Furaha, two decades of uncertainty came to an end on a muggy August day in High Point. With prayers, a key, and a new mortgage, this youthful-looking woman whose life had long been unstable finally stood on solid ground. It was her moment of triumph after decades of determination. She was in her … Continue reading The Smell of Progress: Flowers and a Fresh Start »

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In Flood-Hit Public Housing, a Reminder That the Poor Bear Brunt of Storms’ Fury

Read the New York Times article discussing Hurricane Florence’s impact on some New Bern residents.

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Habitat Constructs Home for Mother of Three

By Scott Bigelow The Laurinburg Exchange MAXTON – With prayers, tears and well wishes, Robeson County’s first Habitat for Humanity house was dedicated Thursday at 300 S. Patterson St. in Maxton, the new home of a single mother of three small children. Dominique Davis will pay off the 1,300-square-foot home over 25 years, interest free. … Continue reading Habitat Constructs Home for Mother of Three »

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Building Faith with Homes for Families: Habitat for Humanity Creates a Home for Tyrell Family

Venus Alexander climbs the steps to her new home with one hand on each of the sturdy wooden rails. Her gait is steady and slow; weariness, pain and determination mark this moment, as she achieves the life goal of home ownership. It was a long time coming. She is 62, and the years weigh heavily on … Continue reading Building Faith with Homes for Families: Habitat for Humanity Creates a Home for Tyrell Family »

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Finishing A Determined Trek – A Dare County Family Receives The Keys To Their New Home

A long, difficult but determined trek got Pat Moncur from her native Thailand to this perfect July day, to a celebration that buzzed with well-wishers in the back yard of her new home in Kill Devil Hills.  It was a party filled with folks who knew well what Moncur had endured to get to this … Continue reading Finishing A Determined Trek – A Dare County Family Receives The Keys To Their New Home »

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Keeping Their Eye on the Prize, A Forsyth County Family Achieves Homeownership

If you combine patience and perseverance, you get an unstoppable force. And an unstoppable force gets results. Meet Khadijah Shabazz. Soon, she and her daughter Sakile, 22, who has cerebral palsy, will move into their new home on Carver School Road in Winston-Salem. It’s a milestone they’ve reached by keeping their eyes on the prize … Continue reading Keeping Their Eye on the Prize, A Forsyth County Family Achieves Homeownership »

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With Tears of Gratitude, A Cabarrus County Family Receives a New Home

Any day now,  Paditra Carlton will move out of the living room she has used as a bedroom. Her son Shannon, 12, will say goodbye to the dining room that’s been his makeshift bedroom.  Carlton’s two other children, Bristol, 21, and Kani’a, 16, will also leave the cramped two-bedroom rental they have called home for far … Continue reading With Tears of Gratitude, A Cabarrus County Family Receives a New Home »

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An Amazing Journey of Many Years Brings Guilford County Family to Their New Home

  Maria Hanlin could barely contain her enthusiasm before a crowd of Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers gathered May 11 at a tidy new home on Asher Downs Drive in Greensboro.   “What a beautiful morning,” said Hanlin, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro. “We are here to dedicate the home of … Continue reading An Amazing Journey of Many Years Brings Guilford County Family to Their New Home »

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Beaming with Gratitude – An Iredell County Mother Accepts the Keys to Her New Home

On a brilliant final day of April, Perryrease Stinson beamed as she cut the ribbon on the front door her new home in Mooresville. It was a perfect setting for a perfect day for the mother of two young teenagers. Minutes earlier, her sister Susie Stinson had presented Stinson with the keys to her home. That’s … Continue reading Beaming with Gratitude – An Iredell County Mother Accepts the Keys to Her New Home »

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With Renewed Hope – A Catawba County Family Receives Their New Home

For Billy Singleton, the tidy, blue, brand-new house on Falling Creek Road in Hickory is a solid foundation in what has often seemed like a life on the move.  “I spent my childhood moving from place to place,” he says. That continued after he married Tasha and after the birth of their daughter Autumn, who … Continue reading With Renewed Hope – A Catawba County Family Receives Their New Home »

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