Habitat Student Build #6

  • S36c 0i24010904150
  • Oct. 20, 2023

    Student Build
  • November 29, 2023

    Studentbuild6 11.29.23
  • February 14, 2024

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    Student Build 6 4.24.24

About the House

TYPE: 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath

STYLE: two-story townhome

HOUSE SIZE: 1,672 square feet

LOCATION: Lot 17, Construction site off Glenn Bridge Rd SE in Arden

CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

STATUS: flooring underway

Meet the Homeowner

“It’s an opportunity to make my dream of being a homeowner in my hometown a reality.”

~ from Malic’s application letter

A native of Asheville, Malic Lowe’s family has been here for many generations. He wants to continue the family tradition and remain in Asheville, but the area’s high cost of living has made it a challenge. He has been searching for affordable housing and stability for years since he moved out on his own. He had found only one option to obtain affordable housing: relying on three roommates.

Malic was eager to secure affordable housing without roommates. Through his resilience, determination, and commitment to become a homeowner, he decided to complete an application with Asheville Habitat after having it for two weeks. Now his advice to anyone interested in Habitat is, “apply”!

By partnering with Habitat, Malic will be able to carry on the family tradition of calling Asheville home, planting firm roots where he grew up. Housing affordability and homeownership in Asheville is no longer a dream, it’s now a reality for Malic.

About the Sponsor

Malic’s future home in the Glenn Bridge neighborhood is the 6th Student Build House. This home is sponsored by 7 local high schools. High school students, staff, and families from Asheville Christian Academy, Christ School, Carolina Day School, Franklin School of Innovation, The Asheville School, Asheville High/SILSA, and Nesbitt Discovery Academy will raise the funds and provide volunteers to build this home. Additional support comes from Foundation level sponsor, State Farm. The Adopt-a-Lot sponsors are Eva and Ken Mellert.