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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.



Homeowner Applications Accepted in April & May

We will begin accepting applications for homeownership again in April & May.  You must attend an information session to apply.  Click on the "Home Ownership" tab on the left of this page to see a full schedule of sessions and information about homeownership.



ReStore to sponsor 47th new home

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Thanks to the support of donors, shoppers, and volunteers, the Haywood Habitat ReStore has earned enough funds to sponsor a new home in Walton Woods, the first Habitat neighborhood located in Waynesville.  In early November, ground was broken for the home that will be the 47th built by Haywood Habitat, and the 2nd to be sponsored by the ReStore that began operations in 2011.  Construction is expected to begin in January 2017.

The ReStore is a retail sales operation with the mission of recycling, reusing and repurposing building materials and home furnishings.  All of the monies raised by the ReStore are used to build houses for needy families within Haywood County.  (November, 2016)




Gift from Houck Foundation will help purchase ReStore truck

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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 May K. Houck Foundation.  The Robisons have been regular supporters of the ReStore for several years.  When they heard the ReStore was in need of another truck for picking up donations, they sprung into action.  "This gift, combined with other funds, will make it possible to replace our current truck that has travelled thousands of miles picking up almost 1,000 donations annually throughout Haywood County.  The donations are the foundation of our ReStore sales that keep useable materials out of landfills and provide funding for our building program, so this gift is far more than just a truck." said Jamye Sheppard, Haywood Habitat Executive Director.

The Houck Foundation, based in Sarasota, Florida, was started by Dave's father and two other trustees in the 1970s as a way to distribute the estate of May Houck who dedicated most of her life to working with the blind and charities located in Rochester, NY and Sarasota, FL.

 

Pictured(l-r): Laura Leatherwood (President, Haywood Habitat), Debbie Robison, Dave Robison, Michelle Smith (ReStore Manager)



Williams family's home completed just in time for the new year

20151213_154214_640x452For 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 the dawn of the new year.  Family, friends, volunteers, donors, community leaders, and Habitat staff, joined the family to celebrate the dedication of their home on Sunday, December 13th.    Brittany and J.D. have overcome incredible odds to prepare for homeownership, and to make it possible to have their family together under one roof.  The children wrote and the read their personal letters of appreciation, along with their parents, at the dedication.  All expressed gratitude to volunteers and donors, and the joy to have a nice home in a safe neighborhood with a great yard to play in.  TheWilliams' home is the 44th constructed by Haywood Habitat, who has served 53 families in its 25 year history.  The house was made possible through a sponsorship provided by donors Jay and Bucky Somers.  At the groundbreaking for the project about a year ago, Board President Laura Leatherwood said " The Somers family gift of sponsoring a Habitat home is an incredible display of generosity.  Their gift will impact a family for generations."  For the Williams family, the Somers' gift is making an incredible difference. (December, 2015)






Walton Woods Groundbreaking

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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)








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.



 




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