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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's repairs program assists low-income Durham homeowners in correcting substandard housing conditions, which pose an imminent threat to life, safety, or accessibility. These repairs range from roofing to adding wheelchair ramps, from exterior paint to plumbing. This program allows homeowners to protect their affordable housing and age in place. 

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Habitat Success Stories

Pearlie's home was so damaged that neighbors thought it was abandoned. Habitat partnered with the City of Durham to replace Pearlie's roof, a damaged wall, and exterior siding. Pearlie said, "It lifts my spirits. Habitat volunteers are beautiful people."

Pearlie