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Our History

Over the past year, Habitat Cabarrus served 45 families in 2015-16 through partnerships:

  • 5 new builds in partnership with the City of Kannapolis, City of Concord, Collegiate Challenge, Wells Fargo, and local churches.
  • 35 critical home repairs completed with funding support from City of Kannapolis, Sisters of Mercy, Thrivent Financial, Norma Kraft Cannon and William Coltrane Cannon Trust
  • 5 families served through Transitional Housing in conjunction with the NC Housing Finance Agency

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Where It All Began…

In January 1989, the minister of First Presbyterian Church in Concord, Reverend Jim Holderness and an Elder, Dr. Peter Chikes, began discussing the need for affordable housing in their community. Having recently heard a presentation regarding Habitat for Humanity’s work in Charlotte, Dr. Chikes and Reverend Holderness began making phone calls and holding meetings to discuss the formation of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Cabarrus County.

In the fall of 1989, Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County was a chartered affiliate with an elected Board of Directors and a supportive core group of individuals, churches and local businesses. The first public Habitat Cabarrus event was organized by local churches and was held on October 1, 1989 at Les Myers Park in Concord, NC. A multi-church choir represented partner churches in the area, including First Presbyterian Concord, Grace Lutheran, Kerr Street United Methodist, Cold Springs United Methodist, Saint James Catholic, Saint John’s Lutheran and Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ.

OurHistoryBy the first week of April 1990, the foundation and framework was completed on the first Habitat Cabarrus home, for Angela Grier and her daughter Fallon. In six short weeks, construction was complete and the life of a local family was changed forever.

Twenty-seven years later, churches, businesses, foundations, the county and individuals continue to rally in support of affordable housing in Cabarrus County. In partnership with one another, we are building homes and home within our community for those in need.

Habitat Cabarrus Timeline

2017
Celebrate 150th Home
2016
Celebrate 25 year Women Build anniversary
2015
First Habitat for Humanity to build a tiny house as a housing solution in North Carolina
2014
Celebrate 25 year anniversary and serve 45+ families
2013
Retirement of all interest bearing debt
2012
Expansion of partnership with City of Concord
2011
Become part of the Metrolina Partners
2010
Begin Neighborhood Revitalization project with City of Kannapolis as a partner
2009
Current ReStore opening. Habitat Cabarrus celebrates 20 years of service to Cabarrus County and honors Dr. Peter Chikes with the Founders Award
2007
Centennial House for Melissa Ford is dedicated
2006
First Blitz Build
2005
First ReStore opened in Kannapolis
1998
First Collegiate Challenge hosted in Cabarrus County
1996
First Habitat Cabarrus Women Build
1990
First home completed for Angela Grier and her daughter Fallon Lucky
1989
Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County affiliate founded