Volume 16, Number 2
Thank you again for asking about Habitat Wake’s work in Wake Forest. We have two major efforts over the next few years: new home construction and home repair.
We will build one new safe, affordable home next spring on Caddell Street, and we are partnering with the town of Wake Forest to acquire land on which to build five more homes in the next few years. We are pleased to have the opportunity to create more opportunities for affordable home ownership in Wake Forest.
We also have a goal to repair 10 homes by the end of this year through our Home Preservation program. Through Habitat Wake’s Home Preservation program, homeowners who are either unable to afford or complete home improvements may have their homes repaired.
We are still seeking homeowners to apply for services, which range from minor exterior repairs and maintenance such as painting and repair of decks, stairs or ramps to major roof repairs.
Homeowners who qualify for Home Preservation services must own and occupy a home that is at least 10 years old and could benefit from exterior improvements, meet the income guidelines of household income — no more than 60 percent of the Area Median Income for your household size, be current on property taxes, and be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County by providing volunteers to assist in completing the work. In addition, homeowners must pay a small program fee of $100 – 250 for each overall project.
Homeowners wishing to apply for Home Preservation services may find the application online at www.habitatwake.org/our-work/neighborhood-revitalization or call 919-744-2436.
Habitat Wake is always seeking volunteers to help build and repair homes. Volunteers age 16 and older may register online at www.habitatwake.org/volunteer.
Just so you know, Home Preservation is a core component of Habitat Wake’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts which identifies specific neighborhood needs and develops a plan to help transform the community.
To elevate neighborhood revitalization efforts, the Northeast End Community Coalition was established in 2016 and is now led by Tilda Caudle. Neighborhood Revitalization work to date includes more than 40 Home Preservation projects, helping to build a Pavilion at Hope House, Read and Feed, Jobs for Life programs, leadership training for residents, the community garden, and last week’s Fall Festival.
I hope this is helpful!
Director, Annual Fund and Communications
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County