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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