These students are organizing an art show to give back to the community

February 21, 2018  |  The Daily Tar Heel

Top of the Hill’s Great Room will look a little different than usual tomorrow night.  Mixed Concrete, a student-run art show and fundraiser, will be filling the space with more than 75 works by students and local artists for a silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. The show, which is in its seventh year, is expected to raise over $10,000 to help combat problems with affordable housing in Chapel Hill. Director Mary McCall Leland and Assistant Director Badham Dixon, both sophomores, and their team have been planning the show since September and are excited about how much it has grown.  Read more

Habitat Puts Joy in the Holidays

December 11, 2017  |  Chapel Hill News

Some of the most joyous feelings of the holidays must be in the hearts of those whose homes have been built, remodeled or fixed by Habitat for Humanity volunteers. That joy may be found doubly in the hearts of volunteers. In mid-November, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s Home Preservation Program brought together a group of volunteers together in a Family Day event to provide critical interior and exterior repairs to the home of Gertrude Nunn, a 96-year-old resident of the Rogers-Eubank community who has been “a voice for the neighborhood for many years and has contributed much in serviceto Orange County.” Read more

Tiny Homes Coming to Northside Neighborhood

October 24, 2017  |  WCHL-Chapelboro

Downsizing and moving into tiny homes has gained popularity in the past few years and Chapel Hill is turning that trend into a service project with a tiny home duplex coming to the Northside Neighborhood. Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger says the tiny home duplex will house individuals or couples that have graduated out of the homeless shelter program. Read more

Hands for Habitat: building houses with purpose and love

September 27, 2017  |  The News of Orange

For another year, a local family will have a new home built with love and intention. All thanks to the hard working hands of students at Orange High School. On Tuesday, September 12, Habitat for Humanity and Orange High School kicked off their annual Hands for Habitat project. Hands for Habitat began nine years ago and is a service-learning program in partnership with Orange County Schools designed to provide hands-on experience learning a trade. Read more

From the mountains to the sea Habitat builds in NC

September 25, 2017  |  WRAL

Habitat for Humanity builds houses, and it also builds hope for struggling families working to get access to the American Dream of homeownership. The State Employees Credit Union, Habitat for Humanity North Carolina, and the 71 Habitat affiliates across our state have a vision: To build a Habitat home in each of North Carolina's 100 counties. Read more

Habitat for Humanity dedicates new Orange Co. homes

September 22, 2017  |  WRAL

CBC partnered with Habitat for Humanity and together held a dedication ceremony for the new homes in Orange County! Read more

Habitat for Humanity receives grant to build UNC staff member's home

September 15, 2017  |  Daily Tarheel

UNC’s Habitat for Humanity chapter received a $20,000 matching grant to supplement its fundraising efforts toward the building of a house for a UNC health care worker. Read more

Orange County invests $2.5M of bond money in 52 affordable homes

June 7, 2017  |  The Herald Sun

Orange County will use $2.5 million in bond money to help individuals and families move into 52 affordable homes in the next three years. Four projects that the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday comprise the first phase of a $5 million bond voters approved in November. The remaining $2.5 million could be allocated next year, County Manager Bonnie Hammersley said. Read more

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