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.
News & Events
Handwritten notes in our archives are evidence that homelessness and a shortage of affordable housing were being widely discussed across Haywood County in 1988. A group of concerned citizens led by Walton Garrett knew it was a matter of conscience to put boots on the ground and address the problem, and so in 1990 they started Haywood Habitat for Humanity.
Raise the Roof, our annual fundraising event at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, was a second year success. The focus of this year's event was to raise funds to help build the first home in our new ten home neighborhood in Waynesville.
We first met the Stricklands in mid 2017 when they applied for our home ownership program. The family of four faced many of the same housing issues as too many of our Haywood County families.
Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-governmental, nonprofit organization devoted to building simple, decent and affordable housing. We believe everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live.
We hold a variety of events throughout the year from build days, to fundraising events, financial education classes, homeowner information sessions, and lots more. Check out our calendar to see what's going on!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Consider giving up just a few hours of your time to learn valuable skills, meet some incredible new people and change the lives of local families forever.