New Homes and Rehabs

Each year, Durham Habitat helps nearly 20 families build homes in Durham. Built mostly with volunteer labor, all homes are professionally supervised and built to ensure high quality and consistency. Habitat families provide “sweat equity,” working alongside our volunteers and staff in home construction, and Habitat provides zero-interest mortgages.

 

New home

New home construction

Our average home has three bedrooms with approximately 1,200 square feet of living space and costs approximately $110,000. Future homeowners select interior features such as flooring, cabinets and counter tops. Habitat homeowners are expected to make monthly mortgage payments of approximately $525.

 

 

 

Habitat Rehab

Rehabilitations

In addition to building new homes, we rehabilitate abandoned, historic homes. Our construction staff and volunteers include renovation specialists who honor a home’s past while creating a new, modern home for a family. Habitat homeowners who choose rehabs typically pay the same amount as homeowners in new construction. Click here to see a "before and after" gallery of our rehabs.




Where we build

Where we build

We build and rehabilitate homes in urban neighborhoods around Downtown Durham, alongside other professionally built and sold homes. Our houses are designed to honor the look and feel of their neighborhoods. They vary in design and size depending on the community and the family's needs. Look below for a slideshow showing the diversity of homes we have built in Durham.

 

Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in Egypt 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.”

Lal