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Habitat for Humanity Members in Charlotte, NC

looking back 40 years

Inspired by the work that Millard and Linda Fuller were doing in Americus, Georgia with Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte area faith, business, and nonprofit leaders put their heads together on how they could bring that same mission and vision to their communities.

In 1983, seven local churches—Christ Episcopal, Myers Park Presbyterian, Myers Park United Methodist, Myers Park Baptist, Covenant Presbyterian, St. Mark’s Lutheran, and the Little Church on the Lane—made that idea a reality and Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte (now Habitat Charlotte Region) was born.

Julia Maulden became the first executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte in 1984, and that same year, our affiliate built its first home. Fast forward to 2023, and Habitat Charlotte Region has served more than 3,500 families through our New Home Construction, Critical Home Repair, and Money Matters Financial Literacy programs.

Habitat Charlotte Region Historical Timeline

Volunteers helping in Charlotte, NC

The legacy of the Carter Work Project

Just a few years after our founding, in 1987 we hosted Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter along with over 200 volunteers (including then-mayor Harvey Gantt) for the third ever Carter Work Project. During that project, 14 homes were constructed in Charlotte’s Optimist Park neighborhood.

Now in our 40th year, we will welcome the Carter Work Project back to Charlotte. In October, thousands of volunteers led by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will wield their hammers to build 23 affordable homes in our Meadows at Plato development in west Charlotte.

Lady Volunteering Help in Charlotte, NC

amplifying impact in our 40th year

This year is full of events, volunteer opportunities, and celebrations that will recognize all that we have accomplished in the past four decades while laying a strong foundation for the next 40 years.

Beginning with our Beloved Community initiative this winter, followed by our Blue Jean Bash in the spring, and culminating with the Carter Work Project in the fall, this year presents numerous opportunities to get involved.

View our upcoming events

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region service area

House Size Policy

Household SizeBedrooms
Single adult or couple with no children2
Single adult or couple with 1 child3
Single adult or couple with 2 children3
Single adult or couple with 3 children 4
Single adult or couple with 4 children*4
Single adult or couple with 5 or more children5
Single adult or couple with 4 children where age (13 or over), age difference (4 yrs or more apart), or gender doesn't allow sharing5

House sizes for households with multiple adults or adults who are not married will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

* Children of the same gender who are under 13-years-old and fewer than 4 years apart in age could be required to share a room.