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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."
The Classic Wineseller is hosting a free wine tasting on March 28th to benefit the programs of Haywood Habitat for Humanity.
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.
When Amy sets a goal for herself, she's determined to make it happen no matter the obstacles. She says, "I want to show my kids that no matter what life throws at you, you can always come out of it. I want to show them I'm trying everything I can to be a good mom to them."
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
Thanks to the support of donors, shoppers, and volunteers, the Haywood Habitat ReStore has earned enough funds to
Waynesville residents Dave and Debbie Robison have made a $7,000 gift reality for our ReStore thanks to Dave's work as a trustee with the
For 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
Haywood Habitat supporters gathered in Waynesville on September 24th for an official groundbreaking ceremony for Walton Woods, the affiliate's