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40 years of hope. 40 years of home.

1976
1976

Habitat for Humanity is Formed

Habitat for Humanity is Formed

Habitat for Humanity is found and formed by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Georgia

1980
1980

The Early Beginnings of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte

Leaders in Charlotte’s faith, business, and nonprofit communities were intrigued with the Habitat concept and made a pilgrimage to Americus to find out how they were able to do what Millard and Linda Fuller were doing in Americus, Georgia

1983
1983

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte is Formed

After returning from their journey, seven churches in the Charlotte area came together to help spread Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. On October 1, 1983 Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte was established by the help of 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

1984
1984

Habitat Charlotte’s First Executive Director

Julia Maulden becomes the first executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. At age 70, she volunteered full-time to get Habitat Charlotte off the ground. Habitat Charlotte eventually took hold because of Julia, and that same year, Habitat Charlotte built its first home

1984

The First Home

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte builds it’s first home and serves its first family

1985
1985

Iredell County’s Habitat for Humanity

Iredell County’s Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County (now a part of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region) is formed

1986
1986

Julia Maulden is Recognized by the City of Charlotte

Julia Maulden is Recognized by the City of Charlotte

The city of Charlotte names a street – Julia Maulden Place. Located in Optimist Park, the street was named in honor of Julia Maulden, Habitat Charlotte’s executive director at the time

1987
1987

President Jimmy Carter comes to Charlotte, NC

President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter lead 235 volunteers in the construction of 14 houses in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Optimist Park area

1988
1988

Big Steps for Iredell County’s Habitat for Humanity

In July of 1988, three members of Iredell’s Habitat for Humanity walked 100 miles of a 1000 mile walk from Americus, GA to Kansas city. This walk raised funds for local houses, international projects, and also raised awareness for communities in-need along the walk route. The walk was led by Millard Fuller, and Linda Fuller, founders of Habitat for Humanity.

1988

New Leadership for Habitat Charlotte

New Leadership for Habitat Charlotte

Julia Maulden steps down as president and executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. In her place, Susan Hancock becomes the new executive director, and Buck Blankenship becomes the president

1988

Habitat for Humanity of Davidson

Habitat for Humanity of Davidson (now a part of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region) forms and gains affiliation with Habitat for Humanity International. That same year, Habitat Davidson celebrated building its first home for Brenda McCain and her family

1988

Habitat Charlotte’s Basketball Tournament

Habitat Charlotte launches a community 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte

1989
1989

Jimmy Carter Returns to Charlotte

Habitat Charlotte welcomes back President Jimmy Carter to dedicate the opening of Jimmy Carter Park, located in the center of the Optimist Park community, surrounded by the 50 homes that Habitat Charlotte helped build there

1990
1990

The 100th Home

The 100th Home

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrates building its 100th home!

1991
1991

Mooresville’s Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for humanity of Mooresville forms (now a part of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region)

1991

The First Women’s Build

The first Habitat home built by an all-female crew is built in Charlotte, NC. Rosalynn Carter also came to Charlotte to be a part of this historic event.

1992
1992

Davidson’s First ReStore Location

Davidson’s First ReStore Location

Habitat for Humanity of Davidson opens its first ReStore location on 128 S. Main St., Davidson, NC.

1993
1993

New Leadership for Habitat Charlotte

New Leadership for Habitat Charlotte

Bert Green becomes the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte

1993

10 Years of Hope

Habitat Charlotte celebrates its 10th anniversary. In celebration, Habitat Charlotte launched a project to build 22 homes in one week

1994
1994

The 25,000th Milestone

The 25,000th Habitat house worldwide is built in Charlotte, NC

1995
1995

The 250th Milestone

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrates building its 250th home

1995

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity

Our towns Habitat for humanity is formed (now a part of habitat for humanity of the Charlotte region.) Our towns Habitat for Humanity was found from the merger of two former chapters operating since 1988 in the North Mecklenburg/South Iredell counties area. Davidson Habitat for Humanity merged with Mooresville/Lake Norman Habitat for Humanity to become Our Towns Habitat for Humanity

1997
1997

Habitat Charlotte’s First Restore Location

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte opens its first Restore location on Wilkinson blvd

1998
1998

The Oprah Winfrey House

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity hosts the Oprah Winfrey Home Build. The project was made to raise awareness for all Habitat affiliates in North Carolina and nationwide. Oprah Winfrey has been a longtime supporter and contributor to Habitat for Humanity

1999
1999

The World Citizen Award

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte receives the World Citizen Award given by the Charlotte World Affairs Council

2001
2001

A First of a Kind Milestone

A First of a Kind Milestone

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte achieves the special landmark of tithing 1 million dollars for Habitat International. Habitat Charlotte is the first affiliate to reach this goal

2002
2002

Five Hundred Homes in Charlotte

On May 23, 2002, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrated building its 500th home

2003
2003

20 Years of Hope

20 Years of Hope

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrates its 20th anniversary

2004
2004

Building on Youth

Building on Youth

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte launches its Building On Youth program. Building On Youth was launched as an exciting opportunity for youth ages 5 to 15 to be involved in helping families in need of a decent place to live

2005
2005

Poole Place

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity celebrates the opening of the largest Habitat Community at the time—Poole Place in Cornelius NC

2005

JCSU and UNCC Come to Help

Over 250 students from JCSU and UNCC came together to learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, and also frame a house

2006
2006

Habitat Charlotte’s Second Restore Location and Julia’s Café & Books

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte opens its second restore location on Wendover rd. The opening of this new restore location also launched the opening of Julia’s Café & Books

2007
2007

A Helping Hand from John Crosland Jr

On June 12th, 2007, John Crosland Jr. and Crosland LCC, donated $1 million to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. Crosland dedicated the donation for building more homes with Habitat Charlotte and help jump start the $5 million Capital Campaign kick-off

2007

Habitat Charlotte’s Critical Home Repair Program

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte launches its Critical Home Repair program

2008
2008

25 Years of Hope

25 Years of Hope

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrates its 25th anniversary

2008

Habitat Charlotte is Recognized by Habitat International

Habitat Charlotte is Recognized by Habitat International

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte is named the 2008 Large Affiliate and ReStore of the Year by Habitat for Humanity International

2009
2009

Our Towns Habitat is Recognized by Habitat International

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity celebrates being named affiliate of the year by Habitat for Humanity International

2010
2010

1000 Families in Charlotte

1000 Families in Charlotte

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte serves its 1000th family in Charlotte

2010

Our Town’s Home Repair Program

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity launches its Home Repair Program

2011
2011

The 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Build

The 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Build

The 20th anniversary of the first ever Women’s Build. Originally hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte in 1991

2012
2012

Our Town’s First Environmentally Friendly Home

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity builds its first Platinum LEED home, an environmentally friendly home for Demitrae Sherrill

2012

Habitat Charlotte Builds a Home During the DNC

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte builds a home in Uptown Charlotte during the DNC with the help of Goodwill, The US Green Building Council, and Bank of America

2013
2013

30 years of Hope

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrates its 30th anniversary. In celebration, Habitat Charlotte built a home in 30 hours

2014
2014

New Leadership for Habitat Charlotte

New Leadership for Habitat Charlotte

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte elects new president & CEO Laura Belcher

2014

Our Town’s Habitat Gains New Help

Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County merges with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity

2015
2015

Habitat Charlotte’s 100th Environmentally Friendly Home

The Lakewood neighborhood area is selected as the site of Habitat Charlotte’s 100th environmentally friendly LEED Silver-Certified home

2015

Our Towns Habitat is Recognized by NC

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity wins the Housing North Carolina award for it’s achievements in affordable housing

2015

Big Recognition for Our Towns Habitat

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity becomes an affiliate of distinction—Habitat for Humanity’s highest honor

2016
2016

Habitat Charlotte Unveils Ambitious Plans

At the start of year, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte unveiled an ambitious strategic plan to serve over 600 families in the next four years. The plan focuses on four key areas of growth, encompassing Habitat’s mission to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope

2016

The 25th Anniversary of the Women’s Build

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Build

2016

25 Years in El Salvador

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte celebrates 25 years of partnering with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador

2016

Habitat Charlotte’s New Restore Location

Habitat Charlotte’s New Restore Location

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte opens a new Restore location in Pineville, NC

2018
2018

A Successful Blue Jean Bash Fundraiser

The annual Blue Jean Bash hosted by Habitat Charlotte raises $325,000 in support of affordable housing – the largest and most successful yet  

2019
2019

Money Matters

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte launches a pilot program Money Matters that offers financial literacy services beyond the families in the Homeowner-in-Process courses. Open to individuals and families alike, Money Matters tackles topics such as spending habits, savings, the cost of owning a home, and much more

2020
2020

Habitat Charlotte Opens a New Financial Literacy Center

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte opens a new financial literacy center, which helps Habitat Charlotte better serve partner-families and expand the impact of financial education throughout the community via the Money Matters program

2020

The Formation of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

The Formation of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte merge. Resulting in the new and current Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

2020

The Very First Raw Land Development Project

The September 2020 completion of the very first raw land development project – 21 new homes on Red Vest Way

2021
2021

1000 Home Repairs

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region completes its 1000th critical home repair

2021

Habitat Charlotte Establishes a Vision for Plato Price

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region establishes a vision for an exciting new affordable housing community in West Charlotte—Meadows at Plato Price. A nine acre property on Morris Field Drive and former site of plato price school

2022
2022

The 2023 Carter Work Project

The 2023 Carter Work Project

In 2022, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region was selected to be the host of the 2023 Carter work project. Habitat Charlotte last hosted the Carter Work project in 1987

2022

Habitat Charlotte Receives a Big Donation

In 2022, MacKenzie Scott gifted 13.5 million dollars to Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region. Scott’s donation was the largest in Habitat Charlotte’s history.

2023
2023

40 Years of Hope

In 2023, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In celebration, Habitat Charlotte will launch its 40-for-40 fund raising campaign

Happy Thanksgiving

Gobble, gobble! Habitat Charlotte Region offices & construction sites will be closed November 24, 25 & 26 for Thanksgiving. Normal hours will resume Monday, November 28.

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.