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    When we reopen for new applications, we will post on our website so check back for the latest updates! We’ll also post notices in the Hickory Daily Record and the Observer News Enterprise newspapers. Thank you for your interest in Habitat Catawba Valley.

  • 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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    Construction Manager

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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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Your Voice Matters: Housing Survey

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Quality housing is a critical factor in building a future for Catawba County that is economically vibrant for years to come. And your voice matters! Therefore, we are proud to announce that Habitat Catawba Valley has teamed up with the Catawba County Chamber, Catawba County EDC, and the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors to create a county-wide housing survey.

We are seeking the input of BOTH Catawba County employers AND local employees to better understand the following:

  • Current status and perceptions of your business and employees as it pertains to the recruitment and retention of talent
  • The effect of the Catawba County housing market on the recruitment & retention of talent
  • Decision-making factors that contribute to local employees choosing to live in or outside of Catawba County

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Local Habitat Home Earns Award for Energy-Efficiency

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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

View the DOE's Tour of Julia II

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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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