Habitat Articles

Habitat For Humanity Now Taking Applications


LINCOLNTON, N.C.––Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County is making a big difference for local folks.

According to its homeowner services co-ordinator, Alex Scarborough, in the 25 years since the local branch of the international Habitat for Humanity organization was formed in Lincoln County, some 38 homes have sprung up to give a leg up to families.

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Celebrating Phil Burford

Phil BurfordIt is with a heavy heart that we share with you that Philip Burford, one of our employees at the Lincolnton ReStore, passed away recently, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his brother, his mom, her pastor and his wife. Phil had been with Habitat since March of 2014, our second longest tenured employee.

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We're Moving Into a New Office

Your local affiliate is moving its office downtown!! We are currently renovating it and plan to move next month. If you are interested in volunteering contact Kelly McLain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 704-747-1800 ext. 102.

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    Habitat for Humanity Helps Woman Become Homeowner

    Rosanny homeowner article

    Staff Writer

    Even though she has held a full-time job at a bank for almost five years, Rosanny Cruz couldn’t obtain a mortgage from a conventional bank.

    “I didn’t make enough for the banks to give me a loan,” she said. “Friends told me about Habitat so I went and did the orientation and was approved for a mortgage in 2014.”

    In order to get the mortgage and have a house built by Habitat for Humanity, Cruz also had to put in a minimum of 250 sweat equity hours taking classes, volunteering at the ReStore, helping with the construction of her own house and volunteering at Lincoln Charter School, which her two young daughters, Anali and Leanna, attend. Her daughters also got sweat equity hours for the grades they received in school. After putting in that many hours of volunteer work, Cruz said it was worth it.

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