Sweat equity

Durham Habitat homebuyers are required to complete a minimum of 250 sweat equity hours. Hours are earned by volunteering on Durham Habitat construction sites. Partner families are expected to help build their own homes and to help build the homes of their neighbors. 

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.”

Lal