Four More Families are HOME


On November 13, 2012 we dedicated 4 more houses in our Carney Place neighborhood.

Guests heard from house sponsors, homeowners, and some of the children who live in Carney Place. They also saw the beautiful homes and thriving community that is blossoming in West Asheville. The four houses that were dedicated were:

2012 Presbyterian House #21 House: Davila family

ReStore/ Asheville Brewers Alliance House: Nash family

ReStore Silent Auction House: Baran family

2012 Johnson, Price, Sprinkle/First Baptist Church of Asheville/Bank of America House: Resendez family

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These families celebrated the culmination of more than six months of hard work. As part of earning a 0% interest mortgage, families participate in hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” where they help build their own homes, attend homeownership education classes and volunteer in the ReStore. In the process, future neighbors become friends many months before they move into their homes.

Affordable homeownership is possible for these families thanks to the funding and volunteer support provided by their house sponsors, as well as individuals and volunteer groups who helped build. Sponsorship Coordinator Betsy Warren observed, “We receive funding support from faith groups, corporate sponsors, individuals, and even from our own sustainable funding, the ReStore. This illustrates that the need for affordable housing is important to our society at large—it isn’t a confined issue that affects only a select few.” We are grateful to the house sponsors that helped to bring the Davila, Nash, Baran and Resendex families HOME.