Our Affiliate History
Habitat Alamance was formed by a group of Western Electric employees who had been inspired by their service with the company’s Pioneer’s Club. These men joined with a few local churches to found Habitat Alamance in 1988. Since then, Habitat Alamance has built over 170 houses, meaning hundreds of children have the space to do homework and get rest for school the next day.
We’re striving to build more quality, energy-efficient homes for hardworking families, to create thriving neighborhoods, and to strengthen families in the process. As we work toward our vision of a community where everyone has a decent place to live, we plan to increase the number of houses built each year to 10 and to provide continuing services to current homeowners and to families on the road to homeownership.
The most important part of our future? YOU!
We value our Christian foundation while we welcome and serve those of all faiths and beliefs.
We value partnering with homeowners, volunteers, donors, and the community to transform lives, strengthen families, and help break the cycle of poverty.
We value building quality affordable housing, utilizing best practices, and continuously seeking innovative ways to achieve our mission.
We value being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us and operating with ethical standards, transparency, and the highest level of accountability.
We value having a caring heart for those we serve, for those with whom we work, and for those who serve Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County.
- Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
- Focus on shelter.
- Advocate for affordable housing.
- Promote dignity and hope.
- Support sustainable and transformative development.
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian, ecumenical ministry. That means we are guided by Christian principles and our desire to put God’s love into action is the impetus for all that we do. We will often start the day with a devotion (voluntary participation), but there are no requirements of faith for anyone… not homeowners, volunteers, or staff. Everyone is welcome at Habitat!
Habitat Alamance will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.