Habitat Cabarrus Helping Low-income Families find New Hope in the American Dream
Many low-income families in Cabarrus County have found new hope in the American Dream of homeownership thanks to Habitat Cabarrus, a faith-based, non-profit organization of volunteers, dedicated to eliminating substandard housing.
Habitat is based on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent and affordable place to live. Since 1989, Habitat Cabarrus has built more than 100 affordable homes.
Habitat for Humanity® homes are not “given away.” Families in need of adequate shelter and who qualify for the program work side-by-side with volunteers to build simple, decent homes, they would otherwise not be able to afford.
Habitat homes are sold to homeowners with a 20 year-old mortgage at zero interest. Habitat home buyers must also donate 500 hours of “sweat equity” of their own time and be able to afford monthly mortgage payments. The program offers a “hand up,” not a hand out.
Habitat Cabarrus’ goal is to work efficiently and build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing, whenever possible. ”Recycle and Reuse” is their philosophy and homes are built to meet Advanced Energy guidelines, ensuring lower utility bills for homeowners and reduced negative impact on the environment.
Since 1980, Advanced Energy, located in Raleigh, NC has been developing innovative programs and conducting cutting-edge research to deliver practical, sustainable solutions for the energy-using public.
People Helping People Build Better Lives
They invite volunteers and donors from all faiths and walks of life to come together and help eliminate substandard and poverty housing in Cabarrus County. If you would like information on how you can become a donor or volunteer, please visit the Habitat Cabarrus website.
Habitat Cabarrus is currently hosting a photo contest and exhibit in conjunction with World Habitat Day, in Concord, NC. Entrants submit photos along with a short narrative on what home means to them. Photos will be on display as an ongoing exhibit through Oct. 20th, 2010 and will open with a reception on World Habitat Day. Photos will be compiled and sent to lawmakers as an appeal for safe, affordable housing.
“World Habitat Day is a day for grassroots action and a day for people to be united in their efforts to eradicate poverty housing” - Habitat for Humanity® International.
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as annual World Habitat Day, held this year on Oct. 4th, 2010. For more information about the exhibit and opening reception, contract Kristin Hoke. Phone: 704-786-4001, Ext. 114 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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