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Build-A-Block

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Do you love Habitat? Do you love Duke? Durham Habitat is building 12 homes in partnership with Duke friends of all kinds - alumni, professors, departments, fans, etc. Get involved! Read More

2017 Builders Blitz Time Lapse Video

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Watch 5 homes built in June by 5 professional builders for 5 approved Durham Habitat homebuyers in just 7 days! Special thanks to B. Wallace Design & Construction, BuildSense, Durham Building Company, Garman Homes, and Thayer Homes!!!   Read More

Strong Women Build Bright Futures

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March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, Durham Habitat is honoring the strong women that dedicate themselves to building strength and stability in our community. Jane Graper (above) was one of the pioneering women to join "The Geezers", a self-named group of retiree volunteers. He… Read More

Love Thy Neighbor, All Our Neighbors

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When asked why his family came to America, Saw Rain explains, “We want a safe place for our daughter to grow up and for her to get a good education.” With the strength and stability that comes from a safe home, this refugee family from Burma will be able to… Read More

A Sustaining Love

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Looking for a way to show your love for someone special in your life? Honor them by making a one-time contribution or sign up as a sustainer and celebrate love all-year long. "Many people have said that getting involved with Habitat will change your li… Read More

MLK Day 2017: Durham Habitat's Interfaith Build

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"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase" -Martin Luther King Jr.  On January 16th, 2017, Durham Habitat celebrated the legacy and life of service of Martin Luther King by hosting an Interfaith Build on Alma Street in East Durham.  Together,… Read More

Habitat Success Stories

Twenty years ago, Bob came to a Habitat construction site, and he's been volunteering since. "Framing is the fun part," Bob says, "but my favorite task is roofing." He also leads a youth group in making rain barrels for each Habitat home.

Bob