Habitat Staff Make Statewide Presentations

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley staff members have been busy.

Executive Director Mitzi Gellman and Community Outreach Coordinator Jenna Cucco presented “Building a Mixed Income Neighborhood” at the annual Camp Habitat Conference October 3-5 at Lake Junaluska.  Mitzi also presented the material at the North Carolina Housing Finance Association’s Affordable Housing Conference October 12-13 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

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World Habitat Day Celebrated with Mortgage Burning

World Habitat Day

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley celebrated World Habitat Day with two ceremonial mortgage burnings on Saturday October 1. 

More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.

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Habitat Catawba Valley Wins National Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award

Energy Award

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is thrilled to have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Innovation in Affordable Homes.

They recognized 34 of the nation's leading builders at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas in September. Winners were selected by a diverse panel of builders, architects, and industry professionals for their outstanding accomplishments in designing and building Zero Energy-Ready Homes.

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CVMC Promises $200,000 to Home Repair Program

Villanova University

By Michael Praats of the Hickory Daily Record

Habitat RepairsHICKORY– Catawba Valley Medical Center pledged $200,000 to Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity’s capital campaign, Habitat Repairs.

The donation is in honor of Charles Dixon, a longtime community philanthropist, according to a press release. Dixon served as chief counsel for CVMC from the 1960’s until 2009.

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