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Welcome to Haywood Habitat for Humanity!


Since 1990, we have been building affordable housing in Haywood County. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, we envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and seek to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Calling all ladies for a casual brunch unlike anything you've been to!


Land, Ladies & Latte is a casual brunch where you'll eat wonderful food and find out more about how Haywood Habitat is impacting women's lives.  Wear a fancy hat and your boots and join us for delicious food provided by Kanini's, latte (our version of it) provided by Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters, job site tours, and words from women who are Habitat homeowners as they tell about the importance of our program to women.  We also have some really great door prizes!  Tickets are limited, so call 828.452.7960 to get yours today.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters, Smoky Mountain News, and Ingles of Waynesville


You are invited to attend and learn more about Haywood Habitat's impact in our community.

Monday, June 6, 2016
11:30 am
First United Methodist Church, Faith Classroom (adjacent to Christian Growth Center)
566 S. Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC
Free and open to the public
A reservation is required.  Lunch will be served.
Call 828.452.7960 to make your reservation.


Williams family's home completed just in time for the new year

20151213_154214_640x452For Brittany and J.D. Williams' family, homeownership is a dream come true.  They will be moving into their new 1100 square foot house in Clyde's Barefoot Ridge before the dawn of the new year.  Family, friends, volunteers, donors, community leaders, and Habitat staff, joined the family to celebrate the dedication of their home on Sunday, December 13th.    Brittany and J.D. have overcome incredible odds to prepare for homeownership, and to make it possible to have their family together under one roof.  The children wrote and the read their personal letters of appreciation, along with their parents, at the dedication.  All expressed gratitude to volunteers and donors, and the joy to have a nice home in a safe neighborhood with a great yard to play in.  TheWilliams' home is the 44th constructed by Haywood Habitat, who has served 53 families in its 25 year history.  The house was made possible through a sponsorship provided by donors Jay and Bucky Somers.  At the groundbreaking for the project about a year ago, Board President Laura Leatherwood said " The Somers family gift of sponsoring a Habitat home is an incredible display of generosity.  Their gift will impact a family for generations."  For the Williams family, the Somers' gift is making an incredible difference. (December, 2015)

Walton Woods Groundbreaking


Haywood Habitat supporters gathered in Waynesville on September 24th for an official groundbreaking ceremony for Walton Woods, the affiliate's first neighborhood.  Walton Woods will be developed on property on Davis Cove Road donated by Sarah Jane League and Gary Smith.  Eight homes will be built on the property, Haywood Habitat's most ambitious undertaking in its 26 year history.  Walton Woods is named after Walton Garrett, who started the organization in 1990, and who, at age 89, has worked on each of the 52 homes that have been built since that time.  Site preparation will begin in early fall, and construction of the first two homes is scheduled for January 2016. (September, 2015)

Harris-Morton family is Haywood Habitat's 52nd homeowner

Christine Harris and her daughter Tessa, who along with Matthew, Tessa's son, are our our 52nd Haywood Habitat homeowners.  The Harris-Morton family invested more than 600 hours of time as part of their qualification to purchase their brand new 1,134 square foot, energy efficient home in Clyde.  Local attorney Chuck Dickson looks on as Christine and Tessa sign the documents to make the purchase of their first home official.  "Providing safe, decent housing for families like Christine and Tessa's is our mission.  Haywood Habitat exhibits what incredibly wonderful things happen when families and communities work together.  Today is a celebration for this deserving family, our volunteers, our donors, our staff, and our community." said Executive Director Jamye Cooper. (November, 2014)

Downs family home becomes reality

Eric, Brittany, Alorah and Jaxon Downs
are Haywood Habitat's newest homeowners.  Joined by family, friends, and Habitat volunteers, their new home, located on Rhoda Street in Canton, was dedicated on Sunday, September 21st.  The Downs family has worked for two years to get to this important day.  The squeals of delight from Alorah and Jaxon when they saw their rooms for the first time were thanks enough for all of the volunteers, friends and family who worked on the home.  The Downs will move into their new home in early October. (September, 2014)

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize.  Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.


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