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Carney Place Wins Statewide Housing Award

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Four housing developments, including Asheville Area Habitat’s Carney Place, and the cities of Asheboro and Jacksonville recently received Housing North Carolina Awards for excellence in affordable housing. The winners were selected for affordability; design (attractiveness, energy-efficiency); contribution to the community; sustainability as affordable housing; and features such as services for residents and creative partnerships.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, the 25-year-old statewide awards recognize outstanding rental, homeownership and supportive housing developments that can serve as models for other communities. More than 1,000 people attended the awards luncheon that was part of the 2014 NC Affordable Housing Conference in Raleigh.

Great location, appealing design, energy-efficient construction – all at an affordable price. This is Carney Place. This 22-home Asheville Area Habitat neighborhood created with partnership from the City of Asheville, produced a community of energy-efficient, single-family homes in the trendy West Asheville area. With the city financing the land costs, Asheville Habitat for Humanity created a subdivision affordable to buyers who would have otherwise been priced out of this trendy and convenient part of town.

Making the homes even more affordable, construction to SystemVision™ standards will keep heating and cooling costs to an average of $25 to $35 per month. The two-, three- and four-bedroom homes range from 900 to 1,400 square feet, incorporate universal design features such as accessible bathrooms and at-grade or ramped entrances, and are Green Built NC certified through the use of high-efficiency vinyl windows and high-efficiency heat pumps, water heaters and appliances. Forgivable second and third mortgages provided by Habitat and the city of Asheville, plus zero-percent participation loans from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency, made the homes affordable to qualified buyers. In addition to helping build their own homes, homeowners completed 50 hours of homeownership education to help ensure that they will be able to maintain their investment.

To read more about the 2014 Housing NC Awards and other award-winning communities, please click here. Want to see Carney Place? Click here to watch a short video about the community.

Community Shopping Benefit – Ten Thousand Villages, Montreat

Ten Thousand Villages in Montreat will once again support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity with its annual Community Shopping Event. 15% of sales during that time frame will be donated to Habitat’s upcoming Hearts and Hammers House, a home built in celebration of Habitat’s volunteers who make safe, decent, affordable homeownership a reality for local families. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping during this special event! You’ll be supporting fair trade worldwide while simultaneously supporting affordable housing locally in Buncombe County.

Benefit Concert

Come enjoy a wonderful concert with performances by David Lamotte, George Terry, The Gypsy Swingers, Kellen Watson, Jeff Thompson and more! Free, but good-will offerings will be collected and all donations will go to Asheville Area Habitat. Concert is at West Asheville Presbyterian Church located at 690 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC.

Warren Haynes Presents: The 26th Annual Christmas Jam

Join us for one of the most celebrated concerts of the year and largest annual contributor to Asheville Habitat – the Xmas Jam!

Wall Raising for the Xmas Jam House

Join us as we raise the first wall of the 2014 Xmas Jam House, a home made possible by the W&S Charitable Foundation (proceeds from Warren Haynes Presents: The Annual Christmas Jam).

Thrivent House Dedication

Join us for the 2014 Thrivent House ceremonial key passing and house dedication!

St. James Episcopal Church Art Show & Sale

Part of the proceeds will go towards Asheville Habitat’s 2015 Episcopal House. Great opportunity to buy artwork and crafts made in the area, get started on holiday shopping, and support the local community!

Pisgah Brewing Company, F.A.T.E., Asheville Area Habitat and WNCW Join Forces for the end of season closer on the Outdoor Stage for WNCW’s 25th Anniversary

{From Pisgah Brewing Company press release}

Pisgah Brewing Company is hosting their end-of-season celebration for the Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage the last weekend of September, which will jointly benefit and celebrate 25 years of stellar local radio from the North Carolina media gem that is 88.7 WNCW. Pisgah and WNCW will also trade help hand-in-hand with Funding America Through Entertainment (FATE) as well as Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity for this special occasion. The free community event will take place on Saturday, September 27th and will feature a headlining set on the Outdoor Stage from local new-grass pioneers Acoustic Syndicate. Other acts for the event will include a special set from guitar virtuoso Shane Pruitt Band and Friends, as well as an opening set from the Pisgah Brewing house band, Phuncle Sam. The event is set to be an all day celebration with the gates opening at 4pm and music starting at 5pm. Click here for more information.

Bring your friends and family to what is sure to be a fantastically fun event!

Habitat Celebrates Completion of 9th “Women Build” Home

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On Friday, August 22nd at 3:30pm in Swannanoa, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a key presentation ceremony to celebrate the completion of its 9th Women Build home and the beginning of the Stynka family’s new future. With Women Build as the sponsor, the majority of the home was built by women from all walks of life—from college-aged volunteers to retirees.

Andrei and Rodika Stynka, the partner family, are scheduled to officially close on the home the following week. After putting in 400 hours of “sweat equity” at Habitat’s jobsites, ReStore, and in homeownership preparation classes the family will become legal Habitat homeowners with an affordable 0% interest mortgage. With their two young children they will start a new life in a community surrounded by Habitat neighbors they met during their sweat equity process.

Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. The purpose of Women Build is not to exclude men, but to focus on including women in the home building process. The house is mostly built by female volunteers and construction supervisors. A team of women comprise the Women Build advocacy team (WOMbats), and the major sponsors are predominantly female. Major sponsors for this particular Women Build house are: Global Village Teams in Support of Women Build, Minigowin Fund, Publix Super Markets Charities, and “The Three Marthas”. Lowe’s is the national underwriter of the Women Build program. Additionally, the WOMbats raised money using an online crowd-sourcing platform.

This year, the WOMbats focused on a “recipe” theme. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite hand-written recipe which will be included in an album and presented as a gift to the family. The recipe theme represents the many “ingredients” which are needed to build the home: community support, donors, volunteers, building materials, and a partner family. A recipe for success!

Wall Raising for 23rd Presbyterian/United Methodist House

We will raise the first wall of the 23rd Presbyterian/United Methodist House in Habitat’s Hudson Hills neighborhood. Lunch will be served; Habitat requests RSVPs to Betsy Warren.

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