Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to helping low-income people realize their dreams of homeownership. See how we're making a difference.
The West family started their homeownership journey at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite significant challenges they persevered.
Most people haven't heard of a home dedication, but at Habitat for Humanity it's an important celebration.
Haywood Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that thanks to support from Dogwood Health Trust, two more low-income Haywood County families will have the opportunity to access the organization’s affordable housing program.
Have you seen the inside of our Haywood Habitat homes?
Haywood Habitat will conduct our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 30th at 1:00 pm via Zoom. Read more for information on how to join the meeting.
Meet Penny, the proud homeowner of the last new home constructed in Walton Woods
Publix Super Markets Charities has joined a growing list of business and foundation supporters for Haywood Habitat’s newest home building project in Waynesville’s Chestnut Park.
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) has announced their support of affordable homeownership in Waynesville, NC through a People in Need Grant of $20,000 to Haywood Habitat. The grant is funded through The Leon Levine Foundation.
Have you done projects with items purchased from our ReStore? Share your before and after ReStore project photos by January 31st to be entered in a $50 ReStore gift certificate drawing. Read on for the details.
Most people are aware that Haywood Habitat addresses the affordable housing crisis by creating a pathway to homeownership for low-income individuals and families.
Pam Conard’s journey to homeownership is a wonderful example of great things that happen when several organizations work together to give a hand up to deserving people.
Walton Garrett, his wife Marion, and some friends founded Haywood Habitat for Humanity in 1990. Last week, Walton passed away at the age of 94 after several years of declining health.
The Canopy REALTOR Association's Canopy Housing Foundation has awarded Haywood Habitat $3,000 to purchase framing materials for a new affordable home to be built in the newest Haywood Habitat community located on Sylvan Street in Waynesville.
Haywood Habitat has broken ground on its most ambitious project in 31 years-building a 10 home affordable housing community in the Chestnut Park area of Waynesville.
Mast General Store is hosting a Round Up Campaign to benefit Habitat for Humanity the entire month of September.
A 2 month work delay and limited volunteer assistance due to COVID-19 almost stopped the completion of a Haywood Habitat home in Clyde.
Haywood Habitat will conduct our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 29th at 12:30 pm via Zoom. Read more for information on how to join the meeting.
After being closed since March 19th, Haywood Habitat will begin a limited re-opening May 19th. Read more for complete information.
One of our generous donors is challenging us to raise $2,000. Give now and your gift will be matched. Here's an easy way for you to help us continue to build new Habitat homes in Haywood County!
Haywood Habitat cares about the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, the families we serve, and our community. Monday's announcement by the White House and CDC of new guidelines
After holding a very successful DIY contest in January, the ReStore will conduct a second contest in March. Have you done a project with things you purchased at our ReStore?
The Waynesville office of Beverly-Hanks Realtors presented a check for $5,000 to Haywood Habitat at their holiday party in December.
The Classic Wineseller is hosting a free wine tasting on February 11th to benefit the programs of Haywood Habitat for Humanity.
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.
Haywood Habitat for Humanity will conduct an Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 26th at noon in the Faith Classroom at First United Methodist Church-Waynesville.
Harrison Construction, best known locally as the Allens Creek quarry, recently pledged support valued at more than $100,000 for Haywood Habitat's new Sylvan Street project.
Sylvan Street, in the Chestnut Park area of Waynesville, is the location for our newest Haywood Habitat neighborhood.
Only eighteen months ago, the ReStore sponsored the third home built in Walton Woods, and now thanks to tremendous support of the store by the community, the ReStore is sponsoring another new affordable home.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is making it possible for Haywood Habitat for Humanity to build its fiftieth new home in Haywood County.
Life was very different for Suzanne and her son before they moved into their Habitat home.
"I lived in a trailer in Jonathan Creek with my son. We would always have issues when the weather was bad," she recalled. "There is something about hearing your house creaking and flexing in the gusty winds of a rain storm that is a little unnerving."
Richard and Kay Miller, owners of several local businesses, are long-time supporters of Haywood Habitat. They saw their recent restaurant opening of Hazelwood Pharmacy as a chance to raise critical funds to build another Habitat house in Waynesville.
Most days after her shift at HVO in Waynesville, Jackie drives by the construction site to check the progress of her Habitat house. She and her 9-year-old son are antsy with anticipation as they wait for a permanent place to call home.
If you're about to remodel, don't put a sledgehammer through the kitchen cabinets and toss the tub into the dumpster! It looks fun on TV, but it doesn't help the environment or the community. We have a better idea!
For the second year, the family of Dinah Mathis has donated new construction equipment to Haywood Habitat in her memory.
Raise the Roof, an inaugural fundraising event held September 15th at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino was a resounding success. Despite the threat of flooding from Hurricane Florence, an enthusiastic crowd came out to help raise funds to build the 50th new Haywood Habitat home.
Join us for our annual meeting and lunch from noon until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville (Faith Classroom).
Owning your own home may sound like a simple dream, but it's one Nancy Strickland has had since she was a little girl. "When I was a little girl, I always told my mom, 'one day I want my own house' and now my dream is finally coming true," Nancy said.
Each year Belk stores host a private storewide sale with ticket sales benefiting local charities. This year Haywood Habitat will be supported, and we have tickets to sell to this great event scheduled for May 5th.
At 25 years old, Erica will finally know what it's like to have something of her own. She's lived in the same home with her family since she was born. With two brothers and five sisters, space has always been in short supply. Now with a full-time career and a son of her own, Erica is finally ready to strike out on her own with the help of Haywood Habitat for Humanity.
Lauren considers herself lucky. If it hadn't been for the generosity of a friend, she may have found herself in the position of being homeless with a young daughter to take care of. While she's thankful to have the place she's been resting her head at night, it's not the same as having a home.
Jeramie and Patricia Doran hit roadblock after roadblock while trying to find decent, affordable housing in Haywood County. After renting old and cramped mobile homes over the years, they knew something had to change. They wanted something better for themselves and their two children.
We are seeking qualified homeowners for our neighborhoods in Haywood County. Applicants are required to attend a mandatory information session prior to submitting an application. Sessions are scheduled for January 2018 and a full listing with dates and locations is available by clicking below ("Read More") or by visiting our Calendar of Events.
The family of Dinah Mathis honors her memory with a gift to Habitat.
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A Team Member Volunteer Program (TMVP) grant has been awarded to Haywood Habitat for Humanity as part of Wells Fargo Foundation's goal to create affordable and sustainable housing in the communities they serve. The TMVP provides financial support to eligible 501(c)3 public nonprofit housing
On the count of three, community members hoisted up and secured the first wall of Jeramie and Patricia's future home. Not only is the family's home the fourth house being constructed
Sandy Giles, Senior Pastor of First Methodist Church of Waynesville, was honored with the first "We Nailed It" award presented at our Annual Meeting in June. The award is reserved
Funding provided by several foundations has made it possible for Haywood Habitat to replace its aging ReStore truck