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The traditional new home construction model remains the foundation of Habitat Charlotte’s mission, but it is only one of many ways the organization impacts the community. Habitat Charlotte’s greater construction efforts also consist of a Recycled Home program and the flourishing Critical Home Repair program.

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New Home Construction

Habitat Charlotte believes that homeownership is a major key to a family’s safety, health, stability and financial freedom. New homes are sold to Habitat homebuyers with an affordable mortgage; that is, a monthly payment that does not exceed 30% of their income. In exchange, Habitat homebuyers invest hundreds of Sweat Equity hours prior to purchasing their new home.

Learn about Homeownership

Green Initiatives

Habitat Charlotte is committed to building and repairing homes in the greenest manner possible, and believes that energy efficiency is a major part of the affordable housing solution. The organization’s green goals are pursued through construction materials and practices, recycling programs, and ongoing research for ways to improve all sustainability efforts. Habitat Charlotte currently participates in the System VisionTM, EnergyStar, and LEED for HomesTM programs.

Since 2012, all new Habitat Charlotte homes have been built to achieve LEED Silver-Certification.

Critical Home Repair

The need for affordable housing is not only an issue faced by rent-burdened families, but also those on a fixed income living in homes in need of major repairs. Critical Home Repair (CHR) allows older homeowners to remain in their homes and age in place while also preserving the city’s affordable housing stock.

Critical Home Repair addresses health and safety concerns in several areas of the home, and qualifications are based on multiple factors, including household income, tax assessment and more.

If you or someone you know own a home in need of major repairs, please call the CHR Hotline at 704.716.5639.

Critical Home Repair

Recycled Homes

Occasionally, Habitat Charlotte’s construction team will purchase (or will have donated) foreclosed, vacant or incomplete homes to fix up and resell to Habitat homebuyers. This element of the affordable housing ministry impacts the community in two ways:

  1. Addresses the need for more affordable housing.
  2. Stabilizes neighborhoods with high-foreclosure and high-vacancy rates that are more vulnerable to crime.

house plans & drawings

Habitat Charlotte believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live, and that is reflected in the thoughtful design, craftsmanship, and expertise put into the organization’s house plans.

These new home floor plans range in size from a 2-bedroom, 1-bath design up to a 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath design, in addition to two-story and multi-family townhome plans. You can view all of Habitat Charlotte’s house plans below.

The Dupont

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

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The Dupont (90)

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 90-degree rotation of Dupont plan

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The Jones

  • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms

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The Joshua

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

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The Lowery

  • 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

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The Reynolds (90)

  • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
  • 90-degree rotation of original Reynolds plan

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The Ruby

  • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms

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The Timothy

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

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The Augustus

  • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • Two-story plan

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The Carter

  • 3 bedrooms, 1-full/2-half bathrooms
  • Two-story plan

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house plan questions?

Contact Carrie Masto at cmasto@habitatcharlotte.org.