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The Ultimate Power Tool

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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

‘Pink Ribbon Build’ gives back to caregivers

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Durham Herald SunBy Blake Strayhorn, Executive DIrector at Durham Habitat for Humanity Habitat homeowner Margare Allen’s great-grandson, Tavion, started kindergarten at Glenn Elementary recently.  Margare reports that Tavion, who has lived with her forever, is one of the… Read More

The Pink Ribbon Build Kicks Off

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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

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.

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