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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

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara’s roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."

Barbara