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Durham United for Durham Habitat

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Durham United is the unstoppable team made up of City of Durham employees and County of Durham employees. This group comes together in service of their community with more than 400 people from more than 100 departments volunteering and fundraising for Habitat of Durham each year.  Righ… Read More

DIY planter boxes with Habitat

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We're transforming old, unwanted pallets into charming, rustic planter boxes for your herbs, flowers, etc on September 20 from 1pm to 4pm. Want to join us? This Do-It-Yourself project is hosted by Habitat's Carpenters Club and sponsored by Stone Bros. & Byrd.* Already a Habita… 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

'Miracle' on Ashe Street

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Durham Herald SunBy Lauren Horsch They dubbed it the miracle on Ashe Street. The dedication of the latest Habitat for Humanity home on Ashe Street brought out a crowd of people who helped refurbish the home and those who have supported Susan Mowery, the recipient of the house, through… Read More

Durham Habitat celebrates a new partnership

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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

The faces of Durham Habitat

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At its heart, Durham Habitat is about people.  People serving people and our community.   Founded on Christian values in 1985, Durham Habitat partners with those who share our ideals of love, respect, compassion and justice for all.  We welcome those of any faith -- or no faith -- to join us in building homes, hope and community in Durham. 

Team building effort

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Anyone who has watched, perhaps impatiently, while his or her home was being built knows that it can be a lengthy process.  Any home builder will tell you, yes, it takes time.

So to see not just one, but three homes built in one week – 6 ½ days, to be precise – on one block is impressive. To have that happen for families who not long ago would have thought having their own home was an unreachable dream is uplifting.

‘Blitz’ to build three homes in North East Central Durham

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Habitat for Humanity of Durham thrives on partnerships and volunteers.  All Habitat partnerships have three key elements: the communities in which we build, the volunteers who bring their time and resources and the families who work so hard to make a better life for their children and future generations by building and purchasing a home with Habitat.

Building community, home by home, block by block

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No magic wand will wave across Durham and eliminate our too-frequent violent deaths. But the story of AJ Holland – recounted again by the young man at Durham Habitat’s “foundation breakfast” last week – and of Habitat are reasons to hope we can eventually triumph.

The king of Worth Street

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Durham Habitat is a builder -- of homes, of hope and of community.  We build partnerships between board-approved homebuyers and volunteers who provide labor and donations for each home we build and sell.  Durham Habitat builds strong and lasting friendships. 

Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in Egypt 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