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The ROI for Building Hope

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As home buying families build and buy their Habitat homes, they transform their own financial future. Their investment in home transforms both their family’s future and their neighborhood. The Cameron/Crutchfield family recently celebrated the completion of their Habitat home on… Read More

It’s a Wonderful Life - Peace and Joy from Durham Habitat!

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It’s a Wonderful Life - Peace and Joy from Durham Habitat! By Blake Strayhorn If your family is like mine, you’ll watch a few classic Christmas movies this Holiday Season.  Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life are among my favorites.  But truth be … Read More

How you can give a little to Habitat, but help a lot

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How you can give a little to Habitat, but help a lot Each weekday, Roxanne Harris does something for other people’s children that she’s been unable to do for her own – take them home to a house filled with love, warmth and a mortgage. Oh, her three children have warmt… Read More

Durham Habitat Innovates in an Affordable Housing Crisis

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By Blake Strayhorn Last month I wrote about Durham Habitat’s Homeowner Incubation Program which creates a pathway to homeownership for Habitat applicants who qualify on most, but not all, criteria for approval to buy a Habitat home.  This month I’ll tell you about another i… Read More

Innovations in Affordable Housing

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    Pictured above: Habitat volunteers work to rehab a Durham home into an efficient and attractive duplex for their HIP program.   By Blake Strayhorn Durham is booming, and cranes dot our skyline. New restaurants pop up regularly in our vibrant downtown.  But with … Read More

Bullfest: Runners drawn by food trucks, habitat

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Photo by Caitlyn Pena via Herald-Sun Downtown Durham was taken over by thousands of runners Sunday morning who ran in the annual Quintiles Bull City Race Fest. Among the runners of the 5-mile portion of the race was 80-year-old Bob Lauterborn, of Chapel Hill. Actively running … Read More

Just the Right Thing- A Habitat Interfaith Build

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Top: Dan, a veteran, recently bought and moved into his new Habitat home with his daughter, Juliet.  Paula cooked and fed our Interfaith Build volunteers on September 11th, because “I wanted to do something.” Bottom Left: Our Muslim friends lead blood drives each Sep… Read More

DAY OF SERVICE: BCBSNC volunteers give back to community

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina employees erect an exterior wall for a house while working with Durham Habitat for Humanity during a Day of Service.  Keith Upchurch Aug 24, 2016, Herald Sun   DURHAM -- Blue Cross volunteers really nailed it Wednesda… Read More

Durham residents wait for help with minor repairs

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Patricia McClendon standing at her Gurley Street home of 24 years. McClendon said is one of about 80 people on the waiting list for the city’s minor repair program.  BY VIRGINIA BRIDGES DURHAM  When it’s rainy and windy, a fast drip of water flows from a ho… Read More

Habitat Success Stories

“Five years ago, a tree fell on my house and caused all but one room to leak. I used all my funds, so I called Habitat for Humanity, which helped me build a new roof. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life, and I just want to thank everyone at Habitat. God bless you!" - Rita

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