Press Releases

2015 Builders Blitz

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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

Triangle Executives Team Up for Habitat for Humanity CEO Build

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For Release April 6, 2015 Nearly 40 Triangle executives will take a break from their boardrooms to spend Tuesday, April 14, building homes in partnership with qualified families during the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity CEO Build. The event brings together chief executive officers and … Read More

Habitat home to honor Pope Francis

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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

Area executives partner for Habitat for Humanity CEO Build

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Top executives from 38 Triangle companies, joined by Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford, will step out of the office and onto a construction site Tuesday, April 15, to launch the third annual Triangle-wide CEO Build for Habitat for Humanity.  Mr. Reckford will speak to the group at approximately 11:45 a.m. Read More

Spring Break with Durham Habitat

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Durham Habitat will be hosting students from six different schools during their respective spring breaks to help build or rehabilitate homes for families in need of affordable housing. The nearly 130 students visiting Durham are participating in Habitat for Humanity’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge. Read More

Duke University Partners with Durham Habitat

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On Thursday, Jan. 30th, Phail Wynn and Sam Miglarese with the Office of Durham and Regional Affairs (DARA) at Duke University and Blake Strayhorn with Habitat for Humanity of Durham joined together to sign a Memorandum of Agreement by and between DARA, the Duke Habitat Campus Chapter, and and Habitat for Humanity of Durham. Read More

Volunteering is Priceless

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Led by senior class member Holly Dorfman, the Trinity School's "Volunteering is Priceless" class is learning about Durham nonprofits and how they can support and get involved in their community. Today class members visited the Genesis Home and took a Durham Habitat HabiTour (a tour by car o… Read More

Stewards Fund Challenge Grant

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Durham Habitat recently kicked off a new Stewards Fund Challenge Grant: a $200,000 one-to-one challenge to support the acquisition of future Habitat home sites in Durham’s inner city neighborhoods.

"One of our biggest obstacles to serving more Durham families is land," said Blake Strayhorn, Durham Habitat's executive director. "If we had more land, we could serve more families."   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