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30 years building, 1 year serving


DURHAM - The Herald Sun - By Josh Quinlan Durham Habitat Last year, Mayor Bill Bell introduced a strategic plan to drastically reduce poverty in Durham. The epicenter of his plan was Census Tract 10.01, a large section of North East Central Durham. This area had a high crime rate, many fa… Read More

The Buzz: Habitat for Humanity ReStore recaps year

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ALEX DIXON, The Buzz, The Herald Sun DURHAM — Habitat for Humanity has reported that six homes were built in Durham and Orange counties in 2015 with profits from its home improvement and donation center ReStore. On the year, the organization also logged 11,297 vol… Read More

Ideas Divide. Projects Unite. Love Heals.

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DURHAM - THE HERALD SUN BY BLAKE STRAYHORN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF DURHAM So…a group of Muslims, Jews, and Christians plus a few that call themselves unaffiliated gathered at Durham Habitat's Hospitality House build this past Sunday, and a remarkable thing happened: We talked. W… Read More

Holiday Gifts that Build Homes

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DURHAM - THE HERALD SUN BY HEATHER GRAHAM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF DURHAM We are all being bombarded with holiday shopping ads right now – buy this, buy that, buy these! The temptation to get caught up in the things is strong – the things we want, the things we don’t … Read More

Durham Habitat – ‘Blitz like a girl’

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DURHAM — THE HERALD SUN Durham Habitat celebrated the completion of its 2015 Home Builders Blitz on June 12. Two homes, two families, two local girl builders in just six days! Two more deserving homeowners now call Ashe Street home in Northeast Central Durham.  The Blitz Build… Read More

Books for Habitat: “Literacy Happens at Home”

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DURHAM — THE HERALD SUN By Daniele Berman, Book Harvest On June 12, Book Harvest joined the Ni/Ngeh and Parrish families as Habitat for Humanity of Durham dedicated their new homes, built as part of the “Blitz Like a Girl” build in just one week. This partnership b… 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.”