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Homeownership

Habitat builds and rehabs sustainable and affordable homes in partnership with hardworking families and individuals. Habitat homes are not given away -- they are sold with zero-percent interest mortgages. We offer a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment for the future.

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Repairs

Durham Habitat does critical repair work in partnership with elderly homeowners in the community. These repairs range from roofing to adding wheelchair ramps, from exterior paint to plumbing. This program allows homeowners to maintain their affordable housing and age in place. 

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Please contact Lesley at (919)-682-0516 x102 with any questions.

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Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in India and Thailand. Lal partnered with Habitat and the Durham Literacy Center to renovate a historic home in East Durham. “There is no more fear,” Lal said. “We won’t have to move again because the home belongs to us.”

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