About Us

Building Strength, Stability and Self-Reliance Through Shelter

With a philosophy of “a hand up, not a hand out,” a phrase coined by President Jimmy Carter, Habitat Forsyth makes it possible for local families to achieve strength and stability that comes from owning safe, decent, affordable housing.

Through partnering with Habitat, families are able to experience the joys that come with a home: the security of owning rather than renting; the comfort of knowing one’s neighbors and seeing children play in their yards; the stability of putting down roots in a community; and the long-term investment that helps build personal wealth.

The Habitat model assists local hard-working families who do not qualify for traditional mortgages to become homeowners. After meeting certain income, credit and rental history qualifications, our future Habitat homeowners attend financial education and home ownership/maintenance classes. They earn 300 to 400 social engagement or “sweat equity” hours by helping build or remodel their own homes or those of others and serve as volunteers with Habitat or in the community. Upon closing on the home, they begin paying an affordable mortgage back to Habitat, which allows us to help more families.

Since 1985, we’ve used this proven model of success that we call Neighborhood Revitatlization and have fundamentally changed lives for 350+ families by making them new homeowners. Another 80+ families, elderly, and veterans have been served with home repairs to ensure they safely age in place or have a more secure home, and thousands others through our home maintenance trainings, partnerships, community cleanups, and work with neighborhood associations. In this way, Habitat is reviving entire neighborhoods, street by street and block by block. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.

Mission and Values

Habitat for Humanity International

Vision Statement:  A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

Our Core Values:

Service: To serve our Partner Families, each other, and every variety of “volunteer” assisting us in ways that demonstrate God’s love in action. Service is our first concern.

Safety: To always provide for the ultimate safety and well-being of the families we serve, as well as all who assist in us in serving them. This is our first obligation of service.

Community: To encourage and support a spirit of community and team work within and beyond our ranks, knowing that we are many members of one serving body. This is our foundation of service.

Collaboration: To pro-actively ally ourselves with others who help advance our mission and advocate for the reduction of substandard housing. This increases our capacity of service.

Diversity: To operate in ways that respect individual differences and bring out the best in each other’s gifts, talents, brilliance, and creativity. This enlarges our capacity for service.

Higher Expectations: To employ the power of belief and high expectations to increase the likelihood of successful outcomes for our families, our partners, and ourselves. This amplifies our potential for serving.

Stewardship: To be responsible stewards of all our resources and assets, tangible and intangible, including our good name, acting with complete honesty and integrity at all times. Nothing less will do for service that works to demonstrate God’s love in action.

Competence: To serve effectively and credibly based on competence in all areas of operation marked by a dedication to quality, professionalism, continuous learning, and continuous experimentation. This is synonymous with service.

Our Policy

EVERYONE NEEDS A SAFE, DECENT AND AFFORDABLE PLACE TO LIVE

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a safe, decent and 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. In short, Habitat Forsyth welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.

NON-PROSELYTIZING POLICY

As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity does not proselytize. Nor will we work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that we do not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We conduct our programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination. Globally, faith-based organizations from all religions approach their work with a range of motivations that inform their development approach. This policy is intended to ensure that we conform to recognized global standards that clearly state that agencies may not condition the receipt of assistance or participation in their work on any requirement that people listen and respond to a message intended to induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause or organization.

Our motivation is to unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need of improved shelter.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

OFFICERS
President:
David Twine
Vice-President: Sharon Jeffries-Jones
Secretary: Julie Hatch
Treasurer: Aprille Bell
Past President: Lou Baldwin

BOARD MEMBERS
Zachary Ashburn
Amber Baker
Greg Beier
Spencer Bennett
Jessica Kimble
Susie Campbell
Ken Cavenaugh
Louis W. Doherty
Mark Dunnagan
Bob Gfeller
Kenneth Holly
Steve Lawing
Robert E. Leak, III
Kismet Loftin-Bell
Yvette Lovett Martin
Paula McCoy
Emily Hull McGee
London Mickle
Veronica Scales
Brenda Sloan
Jimmy Smith

Financial Information

Click here to view our 2017 Audit.

Click here to view our 2016 990.

Click here to view our most recent annual report and newsletter.

Click here to view our most recent list of donors.

Contact Us

Habitat Offices, Homeowner Education Center, Dan Pearson Technology Center
336.765.8854
1023 W. 14th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Habitat Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Offices close at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays

See a full listing of staff

Winston-Salem ReStore
336.893.8495
608 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kernersville ReStore
336.728.6856
619 N. Main St.
Kernersville, NC 27284

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Lewisville ReStore
336.916.2028
6491 Shallowford Rd.
Lewisville, NC 27023

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

King ReStore
336.985.3211
115 Dalton Rd.
King, NC 27021

Thursday-Friday: 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Newsletter Sign-Up

To stay up-to-date on Habitat happenings, events and newsletters, please fill out this form and we will add you to our mailing list.

Mission and Values

Habitat for Humanity International

Vision Statement:  A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

Our Core Values:

Service: To serve our Partner Families, each other, and every variety of “volunteer” assisting us in ways that demonstrate God’s love in action. Service is our first concern.

Safety: To always provide for the ultimate safety and well-being of the families we serve, as well as all who assist in us in serving them. This is our first obligation of service.

Community: To encourage and support a spirit of community and team work within and beyond our ranks, knowing that we are many members of one serving body. This is our foundation of service.

Collaboration: To pro-actively ally ourselves with others who help advance our mission and advocate for the reduction of substandard housing. This increases our capacity of service.

Diversity: To operate in ways that respect individual differences and bring out the best in each other’s gifts, talents, brilliance, and creativity. This enlarges our capacity for service.

Higher Expectations: To employ the power of belief and high expectations to increase the likelihood of successful outcomes for our families, our partners, and ourselves. This amplifies our potential for serving.

Stewardship: To be responsible stewards of all our resources and assets, tangible and intangible, including our good name, acting with complete honesty and integrity at all times. Nothing less will do for service that works to demonstrate God’s love in action.

Competence: To serve effectively and credibly based on competence in all areas of operation marked by a dedication to quality, professionalism, continuous learning, and continuous experimentation. This is synonymous with service.

Our Policy

EVERYONE NEEDS A SAFE, DECENT AND AFFORDABLE PLACE TO LIVE

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a safe, decent and 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. In short, Habitat Forsyth welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.

NON-PROSELYTIZING POLICY

As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity does not proselytize. Nor will we work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that we do not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We conduct our programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination. Globally, faith-based organizations from all religions approach their work with a range of motivations that inform their development approach. This policy is intended to ensure that we conform to recognized global standards that clearly state that agencies may not condition the receipt of assistance or participation in their work on any requirement that people listen and respond to a message intended to induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause or organization.

Our motivation is to unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need of improved shelter.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

OFFICERS
President:
David Twine
Vice-President: Sharon Jeffries-Jones
Secretary: Julie Hatch
Treasurer: Aprille Bell
Past President: Lou Baldwin

BOARD MEMBERS
Zachary Ashburn
Amber Baker
Greg Beier
Spencer Bennett
Jessica Burr
Susie Campbell
Ken Cavenaugh
Louis W. Doherty
Mark Dunnagan
Bob Gfeller
Kenneth Holly
Steve Lawing
Robert E. Leak, III
Kismet Loftin-Bell
Yvette Lovett Martin
Paula McCoy
Emily Hull McGee
London Mickle
Veronica Scales
Brenda Sloan
Jimmy Smith

Financial Information

Click here to view our 2017 Audit.

Click here to view our 2016 990.

Click here to view our most recent annual report and newsletter.

Click here to view our most recent list of donors.

Contact Us

Habitat Offices, Homeowner Education Center, Dan Pearson Technology Center
336.765.8854
1023 W. 14th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Habitat Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Offices close at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays

See a full listing of staff

Winston-Salem ReStore
336.893.8495
608 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kernersville ReStore
336.728.6856
619 N. Main St.
Kernersville, NC 27284

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Lewisville ReStore
336.916.2028
6491 Shallowford Rd.
Lewisville, NC 27023

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

King ReStore
336.985.3211
115 Dalton Rd.
King, NC 27021

Thursday-Friday: 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Newsletter Sign-Up

To stay up-to-date on Habitat happenings, events and newsletters, please fill out this form and we will add you to our mailing list.