Habitat for Humanity Welcomes All People To Build With Us In Partnership
Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.
“God’s love leaves nobody out, and my love should not either. This understanding drives ‘the theology of the hammer’ around the world, steadily building more and more houses in more and more countries.” – Fuller
We are driven by the desire to give tangible expression to the love of God through the work of eliminating poverty housing.
Our mission and methods are predominantly derived from a few key theological concepts:
Putting faith into action
Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action.
The economics of Jesus
Together, the donated labor of construction volunteers, the support of partner organizations and the homeowners’ “sweat equity” make Habitat’s house building possible.
The theology of the hammer
Everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County
Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles thatseeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Why Habitat is Needed
The world is experiencing a global housing crisis
In the United States, 48.5 million people are living in poverty
Decent, stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head
The transformational ability of good housing
Housing must become a priority
What We Build
Habitat houses around the world are built according to the same 3 guiding principles:
Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.
Our Humble Beginnings
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
1968 - Inception of Habitat for Humanity
In 1968, Koinonia laid out 42 half-acre house sites with four acres reserved as a community park and recreational area. Capital was donated from around the country to start the work. Homes were built and sold to families in need at no profit and no interest. The basic model of Habitat for Humanity was begun.
1973 - Zaire
In 1973, the Fullers decided to apply the Fund for Humanity concept in developing countries. The Fuller family moved to Mbandaka, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo.) The Fullers’ goal was to offer affordable yet adequate shelter to 2,000 people. After three years of hard work to launch a successful house building program, the Fullers returned to the United States.
1976 - Expansion into Habitat for Humanity International
In September 1976, Millard and Linda called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream. Habitat for Humanity International as an organization was born at this meeting. The eight years that followed, vividly described in Millard Fuller’s book, “Love in the Mortar Joints,” proved that the vision of a housing ministry was workable. Faith, hard work and direction set HFHI on its successful course.
1984 - Phenomenal Growth
In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat’s ministry brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat’s work across the nation. HFHI experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new affiliates around the country.
1996 - Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County Became an affiliate of Habitat International
2011 - Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County opened the 3060 South Fayetteville Street ReStore
2018 - The 19th annual Golf Tournament
2019 - Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County completed 41 homes and we are working on 42
Wanda L. Pegg
Family Service Coordinator
HFH of Randolph County Office
Monday – Friday: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Monday – Friday: 9AM to 5PM
Saturday: 9AM to 3PM
3060 U.S. 220 Business Asheboro, NC 27205
PO Box 669 Asheboro, NC 27204