Foundation challenge grant to support critical repairs--with your help

What do you do when the heat goes out? For many of us, a call to the repair company or landlord results in a warm house soon enough. But some of our friends and neighbors—who may own their home but are on fixed retirement or disability…

Lake Norman's best cheesecake adds up to funds for housing

Rowboat Dock & Dredge, led by chef Greg Harrison, took the dessert crown on behalf of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity at the second annual "Lake Norman Men That Cook" event, with his now (locally at least) famous turtle cheesecake. Greg's…

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2019

Volunteers are a critical piece of the partnership model that makes Habitat for Humanity work. At Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, more than 2,000 volunteers work annually to support affordable housing in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties.…

'Men That Cook" event to benefit Our Towns Habitat, other local nonprofits

The grills are fired up, the stew pots are out and the mixers stand at the ready--all sure signs that the second annual Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club's  Lake Norman Men That Cook event is just around the corner. Our sweet tooth is already…

Completion of 10th Women Build house helps Luz escape 'choking' rent

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There is no doubt that partnering with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity and Women Build to buy an affordable home will have an immeasurable impact on the future for Luz. Before building her Habitat home, Luz spent more than 70% of her monthly…

Alissa's new home offers safety and security

In her search for affordable housing, Alissa has always had to make compromises. Two years ago, she was living in a home with serious repair issues—she had no hot water, could not use her shower and the furnace was not safe to operate. When…

After crossing an ocean to minister, family can now call Davidson home

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Called to serve in ministry in the United States, new Habitat homeowners Binh and Ruto immigrated with their family from Vietnam to the United States five years ago. Now, they have an affordable home for their family while they grow in their…

Akisha's new Habitat home sets an example for her daughters

Anyone who has volunteered on a Habitat for Humanity build knows that building a house is hard work. We go home with sore muscles, but when we are working together to build affordable housing, we also go home with smiles on our face, knowing…