Historic Rehab Begins in East Durham


Durham Habitat will begin it's next historic rehab in East Durham with a kick-off and blessing event for the Mowery Family Habitat Home Build on Saturday, April 5th, at 12 noon.

The historic rehab -- located at 2010 Ashe Street -- is being sponsored by Joe and Carlisle Harvard in celebration of the home and family they built during their 50 years of marriage. The Harvards' story and longtime support of Durham Habitat was recently featured on WRAL-TV's "Tarheel Traveler." 

"This is a neighborhood near the First Presbyterian Church where I served as pastor for 33 years," said Joe Harvard, who continues to help raise funds for the project. "It is also where efforts are being made to strengthen the neighborhood and the lives of the young people who live there." 

 Local dignitaries, along with the family and friends of the Harvard and Mowery families will be in attendance on Saturday. The Parizade Cafe is sponsoring a luncheon on site for the occasion. All are welcome to attend. 

Habitat Success Stories

Growing up in East Durham, Tora saw the neighborhood decline and bounce back. She was excited to partner with the Streets at Southpoint and Belk to build and purchase her own home in East Durham -- making her part of the neighborhood's revitalization.