From the mountains to the sea: Habitat for Humanity builds in NC

Habitat for Humanity builds houses, and it also builds hope for struggling families working to get access to the American Dream of homeownership. The State Employees Credit Union, Habitat for Humanity North Carolina, and the 71 Habitat affiliates across our state have a vision: To build a Habitat home in each of North Carolina's 100 counties.

Click on a county below to learn where Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina is building.
Capitol Broadcasting Company is a sponsor of the Building Together project, and WRAL is partnering with Habitat for Humanity.
Graphic by: Valerie Aguirre/WRAL

The SECU Habitat Mountains-to-the-Sea Challenge is reaching out across the state, including 19 counties that have never built a Habitat home. This page will tell the stories of the families, volunteers and Habitat workers who are part of this ambitious project.

Also featured are stories of Habitat's many other projects because all are part of Habitat's mission: To give families a hand up, not a handout. These homes are not free; families meet rigorous credit standards, enroll in homeownership classes and put in hundreds of hours of "sweat equity" to then qualify for a home and a no-interest mortgage. The homebuyers make house payments every month -- like any other homeowner. For them, the American dream is a gift they have earned by the sweat of their brows and their own brand of persistence, joined to a unique community of volunteers driven to uphold and support them.