The Hospitality House

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Join us! 

Durham Habitat has built our first Hospitality House to honor the memory of Bishop Bob Johnson, one of our 1985 founders. As the construction draws to an end, it's almost time to celebrate!

Save the date for February 13th at 108 Young Avenue at 2pm for the Nmawn family's home dedication!

Read this Herald Sun featured article for more of the story.

  • Donate - A Habitat home sponsorship requires $50,000 up front for materials. Make a donation here that will help realize the dream of homeownership for a Durham family. 
  • Volunteer - Construction on this home began October 3rd. Please register to volunteer here or email Anna at Volunteer groups are asked to contribute a token that is representative of themselves for Durham Habitat to use as a part of a special Hospitality House art project - a banner, a flag, a tshirt, a patch, a hat, a button, etc.  
  • Provide Lunch for Volunteers - With a name like the Hospitality House, we've got to have a lunch hospitality crew! We'll invite morning and afternoon volunteers and community members out for fellowship over lunch each build day. Please sign up here to provide lunches.
  • Spread the word - Invite your community to understand our inclusive mission and get involved. Share about opportunities to volunteer, donate, and apply for homeownership. If you need materials, please email Anna at  
  • Share your ideas - Help us reach new networks by sharing your ideas and connections with us. Please share this flier with your communities.  

Durham Habitat's goal is to always be more fully inclusive. All Durham neighbors - regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status - are encouraged to apply for Habitat homeownership, and to partner with us as we build homes, hope, and community in Durham. 

The Hospitality House is being funded and built in memory of Bishop Robert C. Johnson. Bishop Johnson's vision, presented in his 1995 address “A Hospitable Diocese,” inspired all to embrace hospitality. Durham Habitat has been inspired and is building a Hospitality House:

  • A Hospitality House is a house that risks erring on the side of compassion and hospitality, rather than on the side of condemnation and exclusion.
  • A Hospitality House is one where all are welcome, not just tolerated, but actively recruited and embraced. There are no outcasts, no strangers.

May each Durham Habitat home be a Hospitality Home, and may our community be a Hospitable Community.

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