Habitat Cabarrus is blessed to have the support of many businesses and organizations in Cabarrus County. Habitat Cabarrus' partnerships with area agencies and businesses enable us to reach out to meet a greater need and impact more families in our community.
The City of Kannapolis has partnered with Habitat Cabarrus on Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in the Historic Carver Community. The Carver Community, located very close to the heart of downtown Kannapolis and the North Carolina Research Campus, suffers from a generational cycle of poverty and substandard housing conditions. Approximately 80% of residents are at or below poverty level. Additionally, the community has only a 30% rate of owner-occupied housing.
The City of Kannapolis recognizes substantial promise in the Carver area and has classified it as a, “Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area,” and focuses a significant amount of its HOME Funds toward these efforts.
The City recognizes that in communities with a high percentage of renters, increasing homeownership positively impacts graduation rates, health, crime rates, and neighborhood appearance. Habitat Cabarrus is pleased to work with the City of Kannapolis to provide improved places for local families to live and prosper.
Since 2011, Habitat Cabarrus has completed
- Five renovation projects
- Six new homes
- Over 100 home repair and weatherization projects in Kannapolis with over 20 in the Carver community
The City of Concord approached Habitat Cabarrus about Neighborhood Revitalization work in the Logan neighborhood following a Community Needs Assessment in 2012 which identified housing as a critical “missing” issue. The City felt it important to focus on increasing owner-occupied housing in Logan.
The City of Concord uses HOME funds to promote and provide safe, decent, and affordable housing, primarily to low and moderate income persons. The City recognized that Habitat Cabarrus has a successful revitalization partnership with Kannapolis and expressed interest in a similar relationship. This partnership would initially focus on new builds.
The City of Concord believes that having stable, pre-qualified Habitat homeowners in new build houses would help establish a strong community. They also realize that by working with Habitat they can stretch their dollars and build more houses than they would otherwise be able to using a for-profit builder. This reduction in cost is realized through volunteer labor and leveraging other community relationships to decrease the cost of construction.
Since 2013 Habitat Cabarrus has completed 13 new build homes in the Logan Community in partnership with the City of Concord.