Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A House Built with Love

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Love Home



Folks gathered June 23 for a Watauga County Habitat for Humanity dedication ceremony for a home “that will truly be filled with Love,” said Lynette Orbovich, secretary for the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.  The home — an eco-friendly Habitat house in the GreenWood neighborhood — was dedicated to James Sr. and Isabelle Love.  Orbovich went on to say that the home would not only be filled with Love by name, “but with the love of family, the love this family feels for each other and for God’s great love for you.” Isabelle Love said she and her husband have six children — five boys and one girl. James Love Sr. said he’s anxious to be able to move into their new home, which is Habitat’s 27th home in Watauga County. Isabelle Love said they hope to be able to move in sometime in July.  People who gathered for the home dedication also heard sentiments from Habitat Director of Development Allison Jennings, Construction Manager Ed Tausche, Executive Director Alex Hooker and Pastor Jonathan Weant.  Isabelle Love said she wanted to thank all of the volunteers, Habitat staff and her siblings who helped her and her husband to obtain this home.  
"Love Has Found a New Home"- High Country Press





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Watauga Habitat is Looking for Future Homeowners


Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will be accepting applications for our affordable housing program until June 30th, 2018. Eligibility criteria for a Habitat home include a housing need, the ability to pay an affordable mortgage and a willingness to partner with Habitat.  Homeowners assist in building their own home and the homes of others, and attend educational workshops on topics such as financial literacy and home maintenance so they are well prepared to be successful homeowners.
Those interested in learning more about Habitat’s affordable housing program can visit our website or call Jennifer Ramey at 828-268-9545 or email jennifer@wataugahabitat.org.  Applications for a new Habitat home can be found on our website, may be mailed to applicants by calling Jennifer or picked up at Watauga County Habitat for Humanity’s office located at 1200 Archie Carroll Road in Boone.
Watauga Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing and make decent, affordable housing an option for all families.  We do this locally and worldwide through construction, rehabilitation and preservation of homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.  Watauga County Habitat for Humanity builds houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background.

We Need Volunteers to Paint the Inside of the Fickling Home

Watauga Habitat for Humanity NEEDS YOUR HELP! The walls are up in the newest Habitat for Humanity home and we really need your help...