Wednesday 16 Oct 2019


Habitat For Humanity Leader Provides Updates On Efforts

For the better part of two decades, the local Habitat for Humanity has been improving lives and communities while providing affordable housing to families.

Matthew Whittle, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne, gave updates on the organization’s effort to the Goldsboro City Council and Wayne County Board of Commissioners last month.

Whittle says Habitat has built 80 homes since the local chapter was founded in 2001.

Whittle noted the assistance Habitat gets from the county, city and towns when properties are donated to the organization.

In 2018, Habitat homeowners were responsible for almost $82,000 in property taxes.

Whittle says when a home or property is donated to Habitat, it comes back to the community.

Habitat works with families to ensure the home falls into their affordability range, and then the families put in “sweat equity” by working on other Habitat homes before moving into their own.

You can learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne online at habitatgoldsboro.org.

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