Faith Involvement

Open-door policy

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry with an open-door policy: all who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. Learn more about the spiritual foundations of our work in Durham and Honduras.

Faith volunteers

Bible presentationCommunities of faith founded Durham Habitat, and they continue to play a vital role in our ministry. Durham churches, synagogues, and mosques have partnered to help local families secure affordable housing. Projects include:

Apostles Build

Faith leaders

Apostles Build mobilizes the faith community to build homes as an expression of God’s love.  Several faith communities come together to volunteer in construction and to share the cost of building materials.

Youth United

Church youth groups regularly join Youth United, a youth-led volunteer program that mobilizes neighbors aged 5-25 in Habitat for Humanity’s mission of eliminating poverty housing.  Youth United volunteers raise money and help build a Habitat home in our community.

Get your faith community involved

To get your religious group involved in Habitat's volunteer projects, contact Rebecca Leonard at or (919) 682-0516.

Habitat Success Stories

Martha partnered with North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to build and purchase a Habitat home for her and her two sons in East Durham. "God's got a plan," Martha said. "His timing is perfect."