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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.

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.

Get your tickets now for the 2015 House Mixer - our annual fundraising event

Mark your calendar for October 15th for a night of fun dedicated to the support of affordable housing in Haywood County.  Your $35 ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beverage ticket (cash bar will be open), live and silent auction featuring unique items repurposed and upcycled from our ReStore and items from local businesses and artists.  The 2015 House Mixer will be at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville and begins at 5:30 pm.  Come out for a fantastic night in a casual setting in support of a great cause.  
Call 828-452-7960 to get your tickets today.

Take Control of Holiday Spending
free financial education class - open to the public - reservation required

How can we make memorable holiday seasons without ruining our finances?   Learn how to enrich the holidays without breaking the bank.

Conducted by On Track Financial Education & Counseling and presented by Haywood Habitat & Haywood County Board of Realtors, "Take Control of Holiday Spending" will be held November 4, 2015, 5:30-7:00pm, at Haywood Community Learning Center-Conference Room, 72 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville, NC .  The class is free and open to the public.  Class size is limited and a reservation is required.  Call 828.452.7960 to reserve your space.

All attendees receive class materials, light meal, and are entered in a local business gift card drawing.  Habitat homeowners are also entered in a "$50 off next mortgage payment" drawing.

New Community 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)

New project named and site plan unveiled

Walton_Woods_Announcement_-_1Bill Cole, Construction Committee Chair, along with Jamye Cooper, Executive Director,  introduced the plan and name of the newest Haywood Habitat project at a reception held on April 16th.  Planned by a volunteer group of community leaders, the project is the largest undertaken by the affiliate to date.  The neighborhood, named "Walton Woods", honors Haywood Habitat founder, Walton Garrett, who has worked on each of the fifty-two homes the affiliate has built since being founded in 1990.  Walton Woods will be a village in Waynesville of eight homes with a playground, sidewalks and greenspace.  The project was made possible by a land gift from Sara Jane League and her husband, Gary Smith.  Jane Cole, Bill's wife, has made a gift to fund the playground in memory of her parents, Sy and Allene Vavruska.  Mr. Garrett's daughter and son-in-law have made a gift in his honor to assist with funding the first home built in the neighborhood.  For more information on how you can help, please call 828.452.7960. (April, 2015)

2015 Women Build events scheduled

women_at_workWomen Build is a great opportunity for women from all walks of life to join Haywood Habitat in building homes.  No special skills are needed.  Training is included (and so is lunch). The fun and fellowship is tremendous, as is the wonderful feeling of working to eliminate substandard housing in Haywood County.  Come by yourself or bring a group.  Call 828-452-7960 to sign-up and for more information. 2015 Women Build dates are: April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17. (April, 2015)

ReStore and office in a new location

Our ReStore and offices are now located at 331 Walnut Street in Waynesville.  The ReStore has a much larger showroom and lots of great merchandise.  You may drop your donations off here, or call to schedule a pick-up (828.246.9135).  The ReStore is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5, and our offices are open Monday (by appt. only) and Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 (8:30- 10:00 am by appt. only).  (March, 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)

Groundbreaking on 44th new home thanks to Somers' gift

Ground has been broken on our 44th newly constructed home in Haywood County since 1990.  Located in Clyde's Barefoot Ridge, the 1120 square-foot home is made possible by a generous donation from former Haywood County residents, Jay and Buckie Somers.  "The Somers Family gift of sponsoring a Habitat Home is an incredible display of generosity.  Their gift will impact a family for generations." said Laura Leatherwood, board president.  

Joined by volunteers, board members and staff, Walton Garrett, founding Haywood Habitat member, turned the first shovel of soil on the project.  Garrett has worked on every Haywood Habitat house since the organization's inception. (August, 2014)


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