Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley (Habitat Catawba), Hickory, North Carolina, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building affordable housing for low-income families within their local community. In recent years, the organization developed the idea to build an 18-unit community in Northeast Hickory to provide energy-efficient homes for Habitat families and market-rate residential buyers
In 2016, Habitat for Humanity affiliates across NC received more than $8.7M dollars in HOME funding, most of that via the NC Housing Finance Agency, to provide zero-percent second mortgage financing to affiliates. This funding contributed directly to the construction of 220 new housing units.
Last month, sixteen college freshmen from Villanova University spent their spring break week working on Habitat Catawba Valley’s new home construction and Habitat Repairs! While they were here, they also participated in fun activities and had the opportunity to get to know our community better.