Each year, Durham Habitat helps nearly 25 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 construction
Our average home has three bedrooms with approximately 1,200 square feet of living space and costs approximately $125,000. Future homeowners select interior features such as flooring, cabinets and counter tops. Habitat homeowners are expected to make monthly mortgage payments of approximately $650. Click here to see some of the homes we are currently building.
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
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.