History and Milestones

blog post

In October 2014, Our Towns Habitat, serving Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville, merged operations with Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County (HFHIC) and also began to serve families in the Statesville area.

Founded in 1988, Our Towns Habitat constructed 99 homes and helped 250 families in its first 25 years. HFHIC was started in 1985 and built 71 homes (and repaired 500) before the merge.

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Our Towns Habitat of North Mecklenburg and Iredell County seeks to eliminate poverty housing and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Our milestones:

2015

  • Serving 439 families with new homes and repairs, with 20 percent Limited English Proficiency.
  • Named “Affiliate of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International.
  • AmeriCorps host site for more than 10 years.
  • Awarded $68,000 HOME funds for a rehab in Mooresville.

2014

  • U.S. Green Building Council/N.C. Chapter “Talking Walls” award for Burke Crossings.
  • Awarded $98,350 CBDG funds to purchase and rehab abandoned home in Davidson.
  • Awarded $300,000 HOME funds to build four houses in Mooresville.

2013

  • LEED Platinum Single-Family Home, 314 Clover St., Mooresville
  • Awarded $280,700 HOME funds to purchase abandoned homes, demo and rebuild in Cornelius.
  • Awarded $21,921 HOME funds for a rehab in Huntersville.

2012

  • SHOP audit “0” deficiencies (also earned in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011).
  • Awarded $87,454 HOME funds for down payment assistance in Norman Park.
  • Awarded $70,000 HOME funds to purchase and rehab abandoned home in Mooresville.
  • Completed second Rehabilitation of Abandoned Property in Cornelius with $28,098 CBDG funds.
  • Completed first Rehabilitation of Abandoned Property in Huntersville with Wells Fargo $35,000 award.

2011

  • LEED Gold Single-Family Home, 332 Clover St., Mooresville.
  • NC Housing Finance award for building 92 homes recognized as Advanced Energy, as well as building the “Tightest House Ever.”

2010

  • “Outstanding Developer” award for a dedication to energy-efficient affordable housing.
  • Opened second Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Mooresville.
    (The Cornelius ReStore opened in 2003; Statesville Habitat Restore opened in 2000.)
  • Awarded $435,204 from Federal Home Loan Bank to build eight homes.

2009

  • Awarded $550,000 HOME funds to purchase lots and develop Norman Park.

2008

  • “Affiliate of the Year” award (suburban population category) from Habitat for Humanity International.
  • Energy Star “Leadership in Housing” award from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

2007

  • “Housing North Carolina Award” from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency for the design of Eddy Place.

Alternative Gift Guide

The benefit delivered to families that partner with Habitat for Humanity is very real.
 
       
  $10  Box of Nails   
  $35 Roof Shingles   
  $50  Low Flow Toilet   
  $75  Window   
  $100  Kitchen Sink   
  $150  Front Door   
  $500 Sliding  
  $1000  Wallboard   
  $2000  Flooring