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Building Houses. Building Hope. Join the Team!. What We Believe. Everyone has the right to live in simple, decent housing. History and Background. of Habitat of Iredell County. Founded in 1985 51 Houses completed Affiliate of Habitat International

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Building Hope.

What We Believe

Everyone has the right to live in simple, decent housing.

History and Background

of Habitat of Iredell County

  • Founded in 1985
  • 51 Houses completed
  • Affiliate of Habitat International
  • Majority of staff are volunteers
  • Non-profit, faith-based, United Way agency
  • Serves Iredell County from Troutman North

FACT: At least 10,000 people live in poverty in Iredell County.

mission focus
Mission Focus
  • Demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • Provide a way of sharing between the affluent and those in need.
  • Work in partnership with local leadership.
  • Select families in greatest need first.
  • Construct simple, decent, and affordable houses together.
  • Sell houses at no profit and no interest using payments to fund more houses.
How Does It Work?
  • In partnership with the community Habitat offers housing to working families that would not otherwise have access to capital needed to purchase a home.
  • Habitat builds houses with people, not for them.
  • Habitat offers a zero percent interest mortgage and uses the payments to fund more homes.
  • Families
  • Churches
  • Civic Organizations
  • Businesses
  • Donors
  • Volunteers
100% of Proceeds Go


Building Houses

of Iredell County, Inc

  • Community Donations accepted:
    • Furniture
    • Construction materials
    • House wares
    • Appliances, etc.

Get great deals, help out a great deal!

Someone who…

Is an Iredell County resident.

Has a stable work history.

Has a solid credit history.

Falls between 25-60% of the median income adjusted for family size.

Can make a down payment.

Is willing to partner by devoting time to their house and the houses of others.

Who is eligiblefor a Habitat Home?

Steps Toward Home Ownership
  • Application
  • Eligibility Screening
  • Credit and work history check
  • Completion of 50 volunteer hours
  • Parenting & Budgeting Classes
  • Family Selection
  • Board Approval
what homeowners say
What homeowners say…

"All I wanted was to give my family a safe, warm place to live and now I can do that. It just goes to show that when you get caring people together as a community, anything can be done."

"Habitat is the best thing that ever happened to my family- we have a home. It's like a dream come true."

  • 900 to 1150 Square Feet of Living Space Based UponFamily Size
  • The family has an opportunity to affect the design of their home.
  • Energy star efficient
  • Do the majority of the construction.
  • Can commit to anything from one day to several days.
  • Are accepted at all skill levels.
  • Can work at the ReStore as cashiers, stock people, and greeters.
  • Can work on various Board Committees.
Top 10

reasons to


10. Fun watching paint dry.

5. It’s a great work out.

9.Make new friends.

4. Best excuse to wear a funny hat.

3. Being surrounded by studs.

8. Guaranteed to laugh.

1. Make the world a better place!

7. You get to play with tools.

2. Get a fabulous farmers tan.

6. Share God’s love.

when will the house be completed
When will the house be completed?
  • Goal for this Women Build project is to finish and dedicate the home by May 10, 2009 (Mother’s Day)
  • This projected finish date is achievable, based on the growing amount of interest and enthusiasm shown by the women of Iredell County.
get involved
Get Involved
  • Volunteer at a construction site, ReStore or office.
  • Join a committee.
  • Join the Carpenter Club.
  • Sponsor a home
  • Donate materials or services.
  • Spread the word.