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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.

How Did Your Year Go?  Here's a Look at Ours!


Holiday Hours

The Haywood Habitat office and ReStore will be closed December 24, 25, and 26, 2015, and January 1, 2016.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2015 Women Build a big success thanks to volunteers & sponsors

Women Build is an opportunity for women from all walks of life to join Haywood Habitat in building homes.  Our sincere thanks to the hundreds of women who participated this year.  Construction skills were learned, friendships were made, and most of all, women provided affordable housing in Haywood County. Women_Build_-_April_2015

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Resort, Gahagan & Black, Hometrust Bank, Old Town Bank, United Community Bank, Haywood County Board of Realtors, Town of Clyde, Subway, and The Mountaineer.  Watch our website and facebook page for 2016 Women Build dates coming soon!  (November, 2015)

Walton Woods 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)

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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