SWEAT EQUITY AND VOLUNTEER LABOR
In lieu of a down payment, Durham Habitat families must put in at least 250 hours of their own time, helping to build or renovate their own home and other homes in the community. This reduces the costs, increases their sense of ownership and self-esteem, and also builds community.
Each year, nearly 5,000 volunteers provide more than 25,000 hours of service to build and renovate 40+ homes. This gift of time saves Durham Habitat more than $325,000 in labor costs each year. Learn more about volunteering with us.