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A grass field to 21 homes, a thriving community

From start to finish, a visual look of Asheville Habitat’s first neighborhood in South Buncombe

By Maddy Alewine, Communications Specialist

Asheville Habitat is excited to announce the completion of its first neighborhood in South Buncombe- a 21-home community in Arden. Preliminary infrastructure began in the fall of 2016 and the last family bought their home, Student Build #4, in April of 2019. This parcel of land has become a thriving neighborhood full of folks investing in their community by shopping locally, paying property taxes, and making mortgage payments to Habitat; payments that will help others become homeowners. Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, homeowners, and staff that came together to build strength, stability and self-reliance.

In Pictures: Jon Kraus Way’s beginning to completion

August 2016

Jon Kraus Way, October 2016

Beale Road

Wall raising on the first house on Jon Kraus Way, the Jon Kraus Memorial House

JKM wall raising June 2017

July 2017

Arden July 2017

Before the Jam, Lend a Hand 2017

Before the Jam, Lend a Hand 2017

Xmas Jame 2017

February 2018

February 2018

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

November 2018

Arden November 2018

Student Build Dedication #4, April 2019, the last house to close

Student Build #4 dedication