Following Orange County's Stay-At-Home Orders that took effect on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6pm, Habitat for Humanity is extending its adjusted opperations. Read below for updates on Habitat's operations and visit to read the full Stay-At-Home order. 

Office Closure

Our administrative office in Chapel Hill will continue to be closed to outside visitors until further notice as our office staff work remotely. Our team remains committed to our mission and keeping operations as normal as possible during this time.

Construction Site Closure

The construction site will be closed to all volunteers while the State and County have Stay-At-Home order in place (currently effective through April 30, 2020 at 5pm). When that order is lifted, we will reassess the safety of our site and when we can resume normal opperations with volunteers. 

To keep up with our construction timeline as much as possible and get waiting families into their homes, our construction staff will continue to work on site as long as each individual feels comfortable with extra precautions in place. Outdoor Businesses or Services including construction are exempt from the Stay-At-Home orders. 

Impact on Homeowners

Our Homeowner Services team is diligently working to ensure that each of our homeowners has the needed resources during this time

Current homeowners: If you and your family are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and believe you will have difficulty making your mortgage payments, please contact Affiliate Mortgage Services at 1-800-467-5430 ext. 1 or Please be prepared to obtain a letter from your employer. AMS will likely ask if you received a letter from your employer regarding job loss or reduction in hours.  

Current homebuyers actively earning sweat equity: Because of the closure of our office, the construction sites, and the ReStores, we recognize it is nearly impossible for individuals to complete 275 sweat equity hours at this time. Additionally, Habitat has homes that are close to completion and homebuyers who have not met the 275-hour requirement. To help support our home buyers, our affiliate, and our vision, Orange Habitat is working on an individual basis to ensure home buyers remain on track to complete all program requirements and will be ready to close on their homes when construction is finished. Please contact Steve at with questions or for more information

This is a dynamic situation, and we will provide updates as we have them. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at or visit to check for updates. Thank you for your support of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, and we look forward to continuing to partner with you!