• About Our Towns Habitat

    building strength, stability and
    self-reliance through shelter.

    Volunteers rasing a wall

about our towns habitat

building strength, stability and
self-reliance through shelter.

What We Do

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. We believe that everyone deserves decent, affordable housing. The cause of affordable housing is vital to strong families and communities because it affects so many aspects of our lives—including health, education and financial stability.

Our Towns promotes affordable housing in the Lake Norman and Statesville area through two main programs—new homeownership and critical repairs. Our new homeownership program provides low income families, who might not otherwise be able to buy a home, a path to homeownership with an affordable mortgage. Families must meet income and residency requirements, commit to homeowner and financial education classes, and serve 400 “sweat equity” hours, which are earned through working on the construction of their own home, volunteering on other build sites, in our ReStores, in the office, etc.

Our critical repair program addresses essential health and safety repair needs for families who already own a home and whose limited income makes it difficult, if not impossible, to afford these essential repairs.

A Local Focus with a Global Reach

Map of Our Service Area

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity serves North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, including the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville and Statesville, with both our homeownership and critical repair programs. Our work in your local neighborhoods is funded through individual donations, corporate sponsorships, faith community donations, private and municipal grants, and sales from our three ReStores, located in Cornelius, Mooresville and Statesville.

Our Towns supports the global mission of Habitat for Humanity International as well, through Habitat’s tithe program. Our affiliate has supported Habitat Guatemala since 1987, committing 10 percent of unrestricted contributions to the work there. In that time, we have contributed more than $2 million to create housing solutions, helping more than 600 Guatemalan families have a decent, affordable place to live.

Nonprofit Status

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 ecumenical organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to Our Towns Habitat are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Our Mission and Vision

Habitat Vision:

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat Mission:

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Mission Principles:

  • Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ
  • Focus on shelter
  • Advocate for affordable housing
  • Promote dignity and hope
  • Support sustainable and transformational community development

Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.