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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operating Status


UPDATED: Monday 5.11.2020 We're excited to announce that Robyn and the New Home Construction team are cautiously resuming building at Habitat worksites. The staff returned to active building as of Monday, May 11th, with strict guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including a limit … Read More

Durham Habitat Announces Lexie Vaughn as New CEO


Vaughn assumed leadership role effective April 27  DURHAM, NC (April 13, 2020) Habitat for Humanity of Durham’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lexie Vaughn will be the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer following a comprehensive nationwide search. … Read More

Coronavirus Resources


The information below is adapted from the CDC website, and you can find more information there. Most of the information will not be new to you, but please take these guidelines seriously. Our behavior changes could be the difference between our hospitals being able to function adequatel… Read More

Durham Habitat and DHA Partner for 37 New Habitat Homes in East Durham


Durham Habitat and Durham Housing Authority Partner to Build 37 New Affordable Single Family Homes DURHAM, NC (October 16, 2019) Today, Durham Housing Authority (DHA) Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Scott, and Durham Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Blake Strayhorn, announced thei… Read More

2019 Humanitarian Award: Love for All, Hatred for None


By: Blake Strayhorn, Executive Director What an experience I had as I proudly represented Durham Habitat and our work building Interfaith partnerships at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's 2019 Jalsa Salena in Harrisburg, PA.  Thank you, Durham Habitat partners, for creating and being a … Read More

Come Work With Us!


We have open positions at Durham Habitat! Come join a great team in Durham. Click here to learn more. Read More

Freshmen Take Part in Habitat for Humanity Project


Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 07/26/2017 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke football freshmen spent part of their Wednesday morning with Durham Habitat for Humanity, working on a building project in the local community. Habitat for Humanity of Durham is part of a global, non… Read More

Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in India 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.”