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.