Cape Fear Habitat builds new homes and rehabs existing homes in New Hanover and Pender counties. Habitat works in partnership with family partners, volunteers and the community at large to achieve its mission. Through this collaboration, Cape Fear Habitat plans to build 12 new homes and rehab at least 2 homes in the 2015-2016 fiscal year — all to increase housing opportunities for hard-working families.
The average Cape Fear Habitat home measures about 1,100 square feet, has 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, and a covered front porch. Lots vary in size from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet. Homes are built using energy-efficient construction and examined by a licensed home inspector. An estimated 85% of Habitat’s home building is completed by volunteers, including the future homeowners! In addition to other criteria, future homeowners volunteer between 250 and 400 hours of “sweat equity” before they purchase their Habitat home.