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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

Anita and her sister thought they were experiencing night sweats but realized that it was raining inside their home. Habitat partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to replace their roof. “I used to go to bed every night and the rain would be all over my face but not anymore. Thank you.”

Anita