Habitat homes give families affordable options as rents rise

April 10, 2017  |  WRAL

Thein Oo's life has changed dramatically since he moved his family to the United States from Burma in 2011. He got a job as a housekeeper at UNC Healthcare, and he's become a team leader there. But he's also seen the cost of rent in Orange County rise dramatically, to the point that he can no longer afford to pay his bills. Read more

More Fashion, Fun In Store for High Heels and Hard Hats’ Third Year

April 7, 2017  |  Chapel Hill Magazine

I have said it before but it bears repeating: Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s High Heels and Hard Hats Fashion Show is one of the top five events of the year. And it’s coming up on Friday, April 21. I will be emceeing for the third consecutive year, and this year I am thrilled to be joined by Zach Ward of DSI Comedy on stage. Read more

Students shack up for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

April 7, 2017  |  Daily Tarheel

Organizations across campus are building and living in shacks in the Pit as part of Carolina Blueprint, a week-long fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. Students began construction Monday on what will be their homes for the next week, scattering the Pit with wood and supplies. The participating organizations will be raising funds during the day through things like date auctions, cornhole games and puppies for donors to play with. Read more

Northside expected to receive affordable housing as part of Habitat for Humanity partnership

February 1, 2017  |  Daily Tarheel

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Habitat for Humanity of Orange County are working together in the coming months to construct affordable housing in the Northside neighborhood. Read more

Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership announced collaboration with Habitat for Humanity at annual meeting Friday

January 26, 2017  |  Daily Tarheel

The collaboration, called Neighbors with Northside, will work to construct nine affordable homes in the historic Northside neighborhood to preserve its fabric of community connection. Read more

Director of Orange County Habitat for Humanity wins MLK citizenship award

January 26, 2017  |  Daily Tarheel

Susan Levy, executive director of Orange County Habitat for Humanity, has dedicated the bulk of her professional career to community organizing and affordable housing in North Carolina. Read more

How You Can Give a Little to Habitat, but Help A lot

December 19, 2016  |  The News and Observer

 Imagine being able to help a deserving family afford a house simply by forgoing a cup of coffee – or a slice of pie. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, along with Habitat Wake, Durham and Cumberland counties, are constructing four homes simultaneously for four families. What’s unique about the current project, is the way it’s being funded: by you! Read more

A Welcome Home: Runyambo family will soon have a house in Hillsborough

November 17, 2016  |  The News of Orange County

The concept of “home” will soon take residence in a physical house for the Runyambo family that has spent the majority of the last 20 years fleeing genocide in their home country and moving around the United States. Read more

Northside Neighborhood Initiative Celebrates One Year of Accomplishments

October 4, 2016  |  Chapelboro

Gospel singers, town and county officials and community members gathered Thursday for the Northside Neighborhood Initiative Celebration. There was singing, laughing and some offered memories of what Northside used to be, and what they hope it will be in the future. Read more