Making an Impact: CAHEC at Work
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

2017 Open Doors Homeownership Grant Recipients

2017 Open Doors Homeownership Grant Recipients

The Open Doors Homeownership Grant is an annual competition offered to nonprofit entities engaging in the development of affordable housing for sale to low-income households living in areas that CAHEC serves. In 2017, CAHEC awarded three grants totaling $50,000 to the following organizations:

Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Durham, North Carolina – $25,000

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Durham has built and sold more than 370 new homes and repaired over 400 owner-occupied households. Their current development consists of constructing 20 new homes to be built and sold as part of the revitalization of an old, distressed public housing site in Durham, NC. Their belief – that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live – is their motivation to transform this area into a vibrant, stable place for 20 families to call home. Habitat for Humanity of Durham is using CAHEC’s Open Doors Homeownership Grant funding to cover permitting fees, taxes, and insurance for all 20 homes.

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

Macon, Georgia – $15,000

Founded in 1986, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity began its journey by building scattered-site homes wherever land was available. In 2005, they turned to a strategy of concentrated house-building and rehabs that focused on revitalizing and renewing a single neighborhood in danger of decline. To revive a once-thriving neighborhood, their current development will remove and replace blighted structures with ten new construction homes in Macon, GA. With CAHEC’s Open Doors Homeownership Grant funding, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity was able to conduct safety tests, certify their construction staff, and purchase a shipping container to secure tools and materials on site.

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

Winston-Salem, North Carolina – $10,000

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County has built or rehabilitated 384 houses and conducted home repairs for 78 homeowners in Forsyth County since it was founded in 1985. Through its participation in the Habitat Global Village tithing program, Habitat Forsyth has also supported 142 building projects for families in Central America. Their current development will re-energize a neighborhood in Winston-Salem, NC, by building eight new construction homes and rehabbing two homes. Because Habitat Forsyth is extremely dependent upon its volunteers and wants to ensure their safety, they used CAHEC’s Open Doors Homeownership Grant funding to purchase safety equipment, including foldable support braces and a netting system, to catch volunteers if they misstep.

The Open Doors Homeownership Grant is an annual competition offered to nonprofit entities engaging in the development of affordable housing for sale to low-income households living in areas that CAHEC serves. In 2017, CAHEC awarded three grants totaling $50,000 to the following organizations:

Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Durham, North Carolina – $25,000

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Durham has built and sold more than 370 new homes and repaired over 400 owner-occupied households. Their current development consists of constructing 20 new homes to be built and sold as part of the revitalization of an old, distressed public housing site in Durham, NC. Their belief – that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live – is their motivation to transform this area into a vibrant, stable place for 20 families to call home. Habitat for Humanity of Durham is using CAHEC’s Open Doors Homeownership Grant funding to cover permitting fees, taxes, and insurance for all 20 homes.

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

Macon, Georgia – $15,000

Founded in 1986, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity began its journey by building scattered-site homes wherever land was available. In 2005, they turned to a strategy of concentrated house-building and rehabs that focused on revitalizing and renewing a single neighborhood in danger of decline. To revive a once-thriving neighborhood, their current development will remove and replace blighted structures with ten new construction homes in Macon, GA. With CAHEC’s Open Doors Homeownership Grant funding, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity was able to conduct safety tests, certify their construction staff, and purchase a shipping container to secure tools and materials on site.

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

Winston-Salem, North Carolina – $10,000

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County has built or rehabilitated 384 houses and conducted home repairs for 78 homeowners in Forsyth County since it was founded in 1985. Through its participation in the Habitat Global Village tithing program, Habitat Forsyth has also supported 142 building projects for families in Central America. Their current development will re-energize a neighborhood in Winston-Salem, NC, by building eight new construction homes and rehabbing two homes. Because Habitat Forsyth is extremely dependent upon its volunteers and wants to ensure their safety, they used CAHEC’s Open Doors Homeownership Grant funding to purchase safety equipment, including foldable support braces and a netting system, to catch volunteers if they misstep.