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With their Habitat Home, Renee and Charles have more family time

July 10, 2023

Durham natives Renee and Charles struggled to keep themselves and their three young children comfortable, season after season.

Rental homes in their price range were older and poorly insulated – meaning high utility bills and longer work hours to pay for them. They couldn’t get ahead.

As rents rose, the family was forced to move farther from their jobs…and spend more and more on gas and car repairs. Something had to give.

Renee and Charles wanted better for their family but were rejected multiple times for traditional home loans. Then, one day, Renee’s coworker told her about a friend who had purchased a Habitat home.

Renee and Charles thought owning a home near their jobs was out of reach. But partnering with Durham Habitat made it possible.

Built to high standards of quality and energy efficiency, our newly constructed homes lower energy costs and keep families comfortable all year long.

In fact, most Durham Habitat homes can be heated and cooled for less than a dollar a day!

Thanks to affordable mortgages and sweat equity – and other supporters like you – families who partner with Durham Habitat can decrease their housing and transportation costs, energy burden, and commute time…so they can spend more time together!

“Once we learned about Durham Habitat and its mission, we knew this could be our chance,” Renee said. “And here we are, homeowners in Durham. We are so blessed.”

For Renee and Charles, their affordable mortgage, lower energy bills, and shorter commutes let them spend more time doing things they love – like cooking together and playing outside with their children. Their healthy, energy-efficient Habitat home gave them a second chance.

“It gave us time with our family,” Charles said. “I can’t put a value on that.”

Thanks to your support, Renee and Charles are now proud owners of a Habitat home. Yet, we can’t build additional homes – and all their benefits – for other families until we raise the funds!

Did you know that homeownership:

Right now, you have an opportunity to help others, just like Renee and Charles’ family, complete their path to homeownership. Your gift can help other Durham families see their dream of energy-efficient homeownership come true.

Your compassionate support can mean so much more than shelter and security. Your donation can uplift families so they can live comfortably in an energy efficient Habitat home. You can give families the gift of health, wellbeing, and togetherness.

Will you please help put other families like Renee and Charles’ on the path to affordable, energy-efficient home ownership? Don’t let this opportunity pass you by—make your gift today.

Help families spend more time together, in an energy-efficient affordable home