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  • Every day, people in our community partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, they achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

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Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is a non-profit, Christian-based community organization dedicated to building, renovating, and repairing safe, decent, and affordable housing for hard-working, low-income families in our community.  We build houses through partnerships with diverse segments of the community--churches and temples, businesses and individuals, service clubs and foundations.  Thanks to this support from the community, Habitat has built over 165 houses in Catawba County.

 

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Meet Our Homeowners

Our homeowners each have a story to tell. Many of them have struggled during their lives, but are looking to get back on the path to a stable family life by educating themselves, putting in some hard work, and helping to create a safe and stable home for their entire family. Our homeowners are truly admirable people. The faith and love that they pour into their home during our homeownership process is amazing. Click the button below to read more about our homeowners.

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Habitat for Humanity of Catawba valley wins 2019 Housing Innovation Award

Invitation Zero Energy Habitat

The United States Department of Energy has selected Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley as one of the winners of the 2019 Housing Innovation Award winners! This award was presented for Habitat’s work in building Zero-Energy Ready affordable housing and marks the fourth straight year that Habitat Catawba Valley has received this honor.

Zero Energy Ready homes have been a priority for Habitat Catawba Valley for years: back in 2016, two Habitat Catawba homes were certified Zero Energy Ready, the first two homes in the state of North Carolina to achieve the certification. Being certified as Zero Energy Ready means that these homes are highly energy efficient and can have all or most of their energy use “offset” by a renewable energy system, like solar power. This is achieved in part due to strong insulation systems, which help to increase energy efficiency while preventing heat transfer. 

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Local Habitat Home Earns Award for Energy-Efficiency

julia ii 2018

A local home built by Habitat Catawba Valley was featured as the "Home of the Month" by the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program earlier this month.

Habitat's "Julia II" is a 1,240 square-foot, one level, three bedroom, two bathroom home located in the Northstone subdivision in Hickory, NC. After its completion in 2018, the home earned the U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award. The home is calculated to save $1,100 on utilities annually in comparison to typical new homes, and $49,000 in the first 30 years.

“Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley takes great pride in building high-performance homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to operate and maintain. We believe that affordability and sustainability go hand-in-hand.” - Derek Ross, Habitat Catawba Valley Construction Supervisor

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Strength

Strength

A Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity on which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.

Stability

Stability

A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability — and financial flexibility — to make forward-looking choices.

Self-Reliance

Self-Reliance

Through shelter, we empower. A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability.

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