Welcome to Watauga County
Habitat for Humanity
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry, founded in 1987. Since then, Watauga Habitat has built 22 homes in Watauga County for families in need.
Affordable housing in Watauga County is difficult to find. HUD has listed Watauga County as being “difficult to live in” 8 years in a row.
Cost of a parcel of land is $91,180.00
Cost of a single-family home in Watauga County is $295,162
Listing price of a home in the Valle Crucis School District is $264,975
Listing price of a home in Blowing Rock is $443,157
Source: Realtor Association of Watauga County as of end of 2011
Taste of the High Country 2013
20th Annual Taste of the High Country, benefiting Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will take place April 30th from 5:30-8:00PM at the Harvest House on Boone Heights Drive. Come sample food from your favorite restaurants all in one place. The event features area restaurants who share their choice of delicious selections while raising much-needed funds for Habitat's home building efforts.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 828-268-9545, at participating Boone Drug locations, and at Appalchian Auto Glass. Ticket Prices: Pre-Event $25 Adult, $15 Student, children under 5 free. Each ticket holder over the age of 21 will receive tickets for 2 complimentary glasses of wine or beer.
All proceeds from Habitat’s events go directly to providing decent, affordable housing to low-income Watauga County residents.
Participate restaurants include: Bandana’s, Canyon’s, Char, Café Portofino, Casa Rustica, Makoto’s, Pepper’s, Stick Boy, Town Tavern, and Woodlands.
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is taking applications for propspective board and committee members. If you are interested in helping serve on the board or a committee, please click here for an application.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the First Annual Blueprints & Bow Ties. Attendees enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails and participated in a live auction that help raise more than $18,000 that will help eliminate poverty housing in Watauga County. We are looking forward to making this an annual event and can't wait until next year.
"It's a miracle in action. It's a good environment and a good experience. I was working on a (Habitat) home before we were even approved. I would have continued to work even if we were turned down because I've seen what it does."