SECU Habitat Challenge
The SECU Foundation and Habitat for Humanity® of North Carolina (HHNC) have signed a formal Memorandum of Agreement for a joint initiative to expand affordable housing across North Carolina–the SECU Habitat Mountains to the Sea Challenge. SECU Foundation’s Challenge will provide an investment of up to $10 million over a three-year period for HHNC to build one new (or thoroughly renovated) home in each of NC’s 100 counties.
Read up about our most recent closings here!
SECU Challenge Affiliate Update as of 05.07.2019
All projects have started, with the exception of Jackson county.
With the most recent house closing in Cleveland county, the SECU Foundation has now contributed $9.5MM to Habitat affiliates across the state.
Reference the chart below for the status of the projects that have closed along with the mortgage amounts financed by SECU.
Closings anticipated in May: 7
Total closings to date: 92
Total closings remaining: 8
If you have any questions, please contact our Office Coordinator, Ashley Pearson:
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… Read More
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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,… Read More
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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… Read More
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,”… Read More
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