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Durham Habitat's Bonsai is "Just Right"!


"Wanda's enthusiasm is infectious. At the kickoff, she excitedly gave us a 'tour' of her home-to-be, even though it was just a concrete platform. That moment drove home how enriching it can be to help people put their lives back together," said George Stuart, Habitat Board Chair. By Bla… Read More

Love Thy (International) Neighbor: Habitat in Honduras


Jose, Marari, Alba, Kimberly and David will buy the four room home our team helped build. Love Thy (International) Neighbor: Habitat in Honduras By Blake Strayhorn “Why not just send the money?”  asked my friend Leigh as our Habitat team traveled by bus from Santa Ros… Read More

The ROI for Building Hope


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

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


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


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


    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


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


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

Habitat Success Stories

Anita and her sister thought they were experiencing night sweats but realized that it was raining inside their home. Habitat partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to replace their roof. “I used to go to bed every night and the rain would be all over my face but not anymore. Thank you.”