Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry, founded in 1987. Since then, Watauga Habitat has built 25 homes in Watauga County for families in need. Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
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. The average:
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 2010
Our mission is to provide decent, affordable housing to low-income Watauga County residents. We do this by building modest homes with volunteer labor, land and materials that are donated or purchased at reduced cost. Habitat offers zero interest mortgages to the home owners. Homes are sold at no profit. We strive to be consistent with Habitat for Humanity International’s mission and to exemplify the gospel of Jesus Christ in all of our activities.
Our Mission Statement:
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Goals: To build more houses in the near future to continue to meet the growing needs of families in Watauga County
- To increase support and involvement from local residents, churches, businesses and professionals in the community to advance the Habitat mission
Visit Habitat for Humanity International for more information.
All are welcome
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.