Back to School – Three Simple Words


By Blake Strayhorn  Back to School - I can't read the words without thinking of Habitat youth past, present, and future. Back to School - three simple words that evoke a range of emotions from pride, to joyful optimism, to a bit of remorse.  I’m proud of AJ, my young frien… Read More

2015 Builders Blitz


Local professional homebuilders help Durham Habitat build two homes in seven days Durham, NC. (June 6, 2015 through June 12, 2015) — During Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, Habitat affiliates in 23 states nationwide will partner with their local homebuilders to build,… Read More

It was love at first sight


One donor’s $50,000 gift built the Brouhard home. Usually it takes many donors with many gifts. Durham Habitat needs your help to eradicate poverty housing — will you be one of the many? Meet Kyle and Labesia, Durham Habitat’s first legally blind homebuyer couple. Ky… Read More

Thankful Daughter


DURHAM HERALD SUN—Heather Graham, Durham Habitat Communications Manager My mom is the no-nonsense kind of woman who credits success to hard work. I am thankful this holiday season and every time I’m faced with any challenge that she is my role model. She has been through a lot… Read More

Durham Habitat Home Dedications


Habitat of Durham celebrates the close of each home build with a dedication - and you're always invited!These short, 30-minute ceremonies usually consist of a few words from Habitat, the partner family, and any sponsors associated with the build and then fellowship over a modest meal. It is … Read More

The Ultimate Power Tool


Steve and Betsy Levitas were looking to celebrate their love story and their 35 years of marriage in a special way. They found it with Habitat of Durham.  They called on friends and family to celebrate with them by helping them sponsor a home for a family in need. Betsy is a member of … Read More

The Pink Ribbon Build Kicks Off


The inspiration for an exciting Habitat home sponsorship came in 2011, when Margaret Rubiera was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was anxious, but the kindness and compassion of her caregivers made her journey one of strength and optimism. Margaret saw the nurses, lab techs, and other careg… Read More

Habitat home to honor Pope Francis


An anonymous donor has fully sponsored a Durham Habitat home to honor Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Catholic Church.  Our inspired donor hopes that this home will provide a unifying, celebratory opportunity for both Catholic and non-Catholic v… Read More

Durham Habitat celebrates a new partnership


Durham Herald SunBy Blake Strayhorn, executive director at Durham Habitat We made introductions at Joe’s Diner recently, a diverse group coming together around a new Habitat Build.  The Capers are new friends buying a Habitat home, the Bumgardners old friends who are sponsoring o… Read More

This is Home


Meet Avanta and Dewanda, two Durham Moms raising their children as a single parent. Thanks to their hard work and Durham Habitat they are now homeowners. Together the women share their personal experiences to the path of home ownership and it's impact on the lives of their families Read More

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."