Asheville Area Habitat is celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary in 2018. Take a look at the milestones through the years.
Founded under the name of WNC Habitat for Humanity, we were the first affiliate in North Carolina.
The first Asheville Habitat house took 18 months to complete with a few dedicated volunteers working only on Saturdays. It cost $25,000 to build.
Lew Kraus was hired as the first staff member (Executive Director).
The Habitat Home Store opens on Biltmore Avenue.
WNC Habitat celebrates its 10th anniversary by hosting the Regional Meeting for all Habitat affiliates in North and South Carolina. Over 900 people attend the two day convention.
The first Women Build House is built by the affiliate. Architect, construction supervisors, and volunteers were women. It becomes home to three generations of women.
Name changed from WNC Habitat for Humanity to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to better reflect the service area in light of other affiliates forming in western North Carolina.
We complete Oakwood, our first neighborhood (20 homes).
Asheville Habitat celebrates its 100th house. Habitat founders, Millard and Linda Fuller attend the celebration.
Asheville Habitat celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the affiliate.
Asheville Habitat moves to new “Habitat Home Center” with expanded Home Store and administrative offices.
Asheville Habitat receives Affiliate of the Year Award for our 5 state Central Atlantic Region.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity completes the affiliate’s 150th house, in the Enka Hills neighborhood.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
Asheville Habitat wins 2009 Housing North Carolina Award for its Enka Hills neighborhood of 54 homes.
Asheville Area Habitat completes its 200th House (sponsored by staff and board), now home to the Noteboom family.
The Home Store celebrates its 20th anniversary!
Asheville Habitat’s Administrative Offices move to 33 Meadow Road, adjacent to the Home Store’s 31 Meadow Road location.
Asheville Habitat expands scope of service to include a repair program with the introduction of Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI).
The Home Store adopts a new name: ReStore — and a grand reopening celebration in September marks the completion of the renovation of the store. Larry, Gluth, Senior VP of Habitat International, participates in the celebration.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 30th Anniversary!
Asheville Area Habitat’s 30th Anniversary House is recognized as the 10,000th Habitat house to be built in the state of North Carolina.
Asheville Habitat wins a 2014 Housing North Carolina Award for its Carney Place neighborhood.
Asheville Habitat completes its $5M Building a Way Home capital campaign!
The ReStore Silent Auction celebrates its 10 Year anniversary.
AAHH builds it’s 10th Women Build House.
Longtime Executive Director Lew Kraus retires and affiliate welcomes Andy Barnett as new ED.
Proceeds from the organization’s largest annual sponsor, Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam, surpasses the $2 million mark!
Asheville Habitat completes $2.5M Shiloh: Let’s Build! campaign.