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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
When Joe Harvard announced his retirement in January last year, after more than three decades as pastor of Durham’s downtown First Presbyterian Church, he promised to continue to serve a community in which he already had made tremendous contributions.
Retired pastor Joe Harvard was walking with his wife, Carlisle, last summer when he made a surprise announcement: His 50th wedding anniversary gift to her would be a house. It wouldn’t be for them, however. Instead, it would be a Habitat for Humanity house for someone in need.
Durham Habitat applauds Mayor Bill Bell’s Fight Against Poverty and his recent declaration that North East Central Durham (NECD) be the “battleground” in Durham’s fight.
Durham Habitat is now accepting applications for homeownership. Qualified applicants will be Durham residents with a need for affordable housing, a willingness to earn a minimum of 250 hours of sweat equity building their home, and an ability to make their Habitat mortgage payments, typically around $550 per month.