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Build homes locally

The primary way in which faith communities engage Habitat Wake is to build a new home as a member of a Faith Coalition. Coalitions work together to raise the funds and recruit the volunteers to build for 12 weeks with future Habitat homeowners. After the foundations are poured, the walls are raised, and the home is dedicated, you will realize that you were not only building a home, but creating community. See a list of our Faith Coalitions here. Help us build 50 homes this year!

 

Engage neighborhoods holistically

Neighborhood Revitalization takes a holistic approach to working alongside neighborhoods by building partnerships with congregations and community organizations to address the needs of a community. As a part of this work, the Home Preservation program engages volunteers in minor external repairs, exterior painting and landscaping with homeowners who are unable to afford this work. Minimum age requirement is 14 years old, so this is a great opportunity for Youth Groups. Our current neighborhood partners are the Long Acres in Raleigh and the North East End in Wake Forest. Help us repair 40 homes this year!

 

Build homes around the world

Habitat Wake is part of a global Habitat movement building in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat Wake has made a commitment to tithe on undesignated funds received to support Habitat’s global program. We are currently partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Honduras, Malawi and Cambodia and will fund 70 homes internationally this year. Learn more about our global building trips or consider sending a group from your faith community to build globally.

 

 Advocate for Housing for All

Habitat Wake seeks to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable. In partnership with the North Carolina Housing Coalition and the Congregations for Social Justice Housing Task Force, Habitat Wake is committed to advocating on behalf of those in need of a safe, decent, and affordable place to live here in Wake County, across the nation and around the world.

STUDY GUIDE THUMBNAILA Call to Build: A study guide for small groups is now available to any small group who is seeking to explore the issue of affordable housing in greater depth. This five-lesson guide offers a biblical foundation for group discussion around affordable housing issues and shows how small groups and organizations can be advocates for a world where everyone has a decent place to live, in Wake County, across North Carolina, and around the world.

This small group study is ideally used when your faith community is participating in a faith build, but can be used at other times as well. Download a pdf here, or obtain print copies of A Call to Build, by contacting Margaret Albert, faith communications coordinator with Habitat Wake at 919.744.2415 or margaret.albert@habitatwake.org.

 

 

To learn how your faith community can partner with Habitat Wake contact:

Rick Beech, Vice President of Program Ministries: rick.beech@habitatwake.org or 919.744.2403;

or Margaret Albert, Faith Communications Coordinator: margaret.albert@habitatwake.org or 919-744-2415.  

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