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
Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley Earns Prestigious Housing Innovation Award from the US Department of Energy
The DOE Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes
The US Department of Energy has announced that Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley has been awarded a 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the affordable homes category. Grand Winners in each category will be announced at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, September 27th at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:42 pm
HICKORY — One of Mitzi Gellman’s favorite biblical stories is the parable of the Good Samaritan.
“You stop and you help other people in life,” said Gellman, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley.
HICKORY – The City of Hickory has been working with Interfaith Housing, who has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, to rehabilitate the old Ridgeview library building, making it a community center.
Habitat for Humanity began the rebuilding of homes in Ridgeview in 2000. “The Ridgeview community has the first zero energy house in North Carolina,” said Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Mitzi Gellman.
“Habitat worked in the Ridgeview community, tearing down older homes to build new homes, and with the City for so many years,” Gellman added. “We have really liked working in Ridgeview.”
(Hickory, NC) Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is celebrating its 30th year of service to the community in 2015 and is planning a year-long campaign to both celebrate its successes and look toward future projects.
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley serves all of Catawba County. Habitat is an ecumenical, Christian-based organization dedicated to the premise that everyone should have a simple, decent, and affordable place to live. Since its founding, Habitat has served hundreds of families through new home construction, provision of support for families in need through referral, training and case management, special programs including weatherization, home repair, and community outreach through partnerships with local government and other non-profit agencies.