Celebrate 40 years of Orange Habitat in 2024!

Brief Timeline of Orange Habitat

Orange Habitat has accomplished a lot in its 40 years of building homes, communities, and hope. See below for a short timeline of highlights over the years!

1984: Orange Habitat is founded and run by a group of volunteers out of Binkley Baptist Church

1987: The first home built in the Chesnut Oaks neighborhood in Chapel Hill is dedicated 

1992: Susan Levy is hired as the first Executive Director and paid staff member

1998: The first House Party fundraiser is hosted at the home of 

2002: The first parcel of land is purchased for Weavers Grove

2003: The first mortgage is paid off during the affiliate's 20th fiscal year

2006: Construction begins on the first homes built by Habitat in the Fairview Community in Hillsborough

2010: A Brush with Kindness, now known as the Home Repair Program, is created. Orage Habitat has since repaired nearly 250 homes in Orange County

2016: Construction returns to Chapel Hill in the Northside Neighborhood for the first time in 10 years

2021:Orange Habitat dedicates its 300th in Orange County and 50th home build in the historic Northside Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

40 Voices of Orange Habitat

 Throughout the calendar year, we will be sharing soundbites and photos from 40 people who have been inaugural to the history of Orange Habitat. Check back often as we share a story nearly every week this year!


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