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Homeownership Information Sessions Announced For January 2024

2023 Women's Build is BACK!!!!!

The Haywood Habitat Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ryan Newell has been selected to serve as the organization's new Executive Director.

The three Rotary clubs located in Haywood County recently joined together to raise more than $18,000 in support of the Ladies Level Up house currently being built in Waynesville. 

For the second year in a row, Publix Super Market Charities has provided financial support for a new Haywood Habitat home being built in Waynesville.

Early in 2021 a volunteer group of women involved with the Haywood Habitat Women Build program made a big commitment.  Their commitment was simple - raise dollars to raise roofs.

For the first time since 2017, "We Nailed It" awards have been given to three people who made a substantial impact on Haywood Habitat through their work to make Walton Woods a reality.

A new greenway funded in part by the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund is providing physical activity and social engagement opportunities for Haywood Habitat's Chestnut Park residents.

Walton Woods, the first planned community in our 32-year history, is completed with a community celebration and dedication.

A two year NOW Grant will provide a homebuyer education curriculum for six families.

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. 

For the second year, the Canopy REALTOR Association’s Canopy Housing Foundation is providing support for a new home in Waynesville as part of its Habitat Support Grants 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).

Thank you to our generous sponsors

  • Bridge Foundation
  • Canopy Fdtn.
  • Haywood Co. Comm. Fdtn.
  • G&P Masonry
  • Dogwood Health Trust
  • Ace Construction Enterprises
    Ace Construction Enterprises
  • Ridenour & Goss
    Ridenour & Goss
  • Sunrise Rotary
    Sunrise Rotary