About Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Habitat Wake has been offering affordable homeownership opportunities to Wake County families since 1985. In 2018, Habitat Wake merged with Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County and now serves both counties. In Habitat Wake’s thirty years of service, they have built more than 850 safe, affordable, energy-efficient homes.
One in four families in our community is cost-burdened, meaning they pay too much of their income toward housing at the expense of other necessities like groceries, healthcare and education. To help meet this need, Habitat Wake offers homeownership opportunities for families making less than 80% AMI, and preserves existing affordable homes. Habitat Wake also advocates for policy change that will increase access to housing for everyone
Through support of our community, provided by corporations, faith groups, foundations individual donors and proceeds from Habitat for Humanity Restores, Habitat Wake is able to build homes, communities and hope.
Our faith community is pivotal to our success! Hundreds of congregations partner with us each year to raise funds, send volunteers, pray for our community and advocate for affordable housing. Our first mission principle is to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ. We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
Habitat Wake has many ways to get involved! You can volunteer at our Construction sites, at any of 10 Habitat for Humanity ReStores in the Triangle, or in the office as a skills-based volunteer.
On our Habitat construction sites we work alongside future homebuyers to build new homes. We do everything from laying the foundation to painting the walls. No experience is necessary: we have permanent staff and AmeriCorps members to help guide you. Construction sites are open to volunteers Thursday through Saturday. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and fully vaccinated.
Learn more about volunteering with our construction team: https://www.habitatwake.org/volunteer-build-habitat-wake.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStores offer volunteer opportunities too! Volunteers work side-by-side with staff with responsibilities including helping customers find what they need, taking donations and thanking donors, making sure the lights and houseware departments are organized and many more. Volunteers must attend an orientation before volunteering. We have orientation twice a week and we do not accept walk-ins.
Learn more about volunteering at the ReStores: https://www.trianglerestores.org/volunteer