New Homeowner Welcomed in Ridgeview


Hickory, NC (Nov 29, 2022)-

On Tuesday morning, Habitat Catawba Valley welcomed their newest member to the Cottages at Ridgeview community. Niya Mayfield, born and raised in Hickory, NC, began her Habitat journey during the pandemic. Today, she receives her keys, and moves into her new home – right next door to the lot where she grew up. Niya is thrilled to take the final step in her journey back home, and the first step into creating new memories and future possibilities.  


“Owning a home will mean a lot to my family considering that I’m getting older.  It’s important for me to start thinking about what I’m going to leave for my family.” said Niya at the beginning of her Habitat Journey

Niya’s home in Ridgeview is actually right next to where she grew up. A far cry from what once stood on this corner, Niya’s new home is energy efficient and affordable, thanks to Habitat’s innovative approach to homebuilding. All of our homes at the Cottages in Ridgeview are Energy Star certified, allowing the homeowners to have predictable, manageable utility payments.

What will the future hold for Habitat’s newest homeowner?

Niya and her sons plan to enjoy spending time together, and with their extended family (some of which are already existing Habitat homeowners!). They look forward to the opportunity to go out to eat, and see movies together in their new home. Niya loves to cook for her extended family, and is excited to use her new open floorplan and kitchen to entertain.

For more information on the Cottages at Ridgeview and ways to get involved, contact Habitat Catawba Valley at 828-328-4663 x 106 or visit


About Habitat Catawba Valley
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing organization dedicated to building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

People in our community partner with Habitat Catawba Valley to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve security they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit or call 828-328-4663 x 106.

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