About Us

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through Habitat homeownership and home repair programs, more than 2,100 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. A decent place to call home and an affordable mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have greater financial stability.

In December 2021, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Madison County Habitat for Humanity joined forces to strengthen Habitat for Humanity in our region. As a combined organization serving Buncombe and Madison Counties, more families will be served with life-changing homeownership and home repair programs in the coming years. More families will thrive, rather than survive.

Asheville Habitat ReStores

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity operates two ReStores – one in Asheville and one in Weaverville. The stores sell mostly donated home goods and building supplies at affordable prices to the general public, diverting 2,277 tons of material from the landfill each year. Proceeds from sales help fund Asheville Habitat’s building programs and help cover administrative and fundraising expenses. Along with Habitat homeowner mortgage payments, the ReStore is a sustainable funding source for the organization.

The Asheville ReStore was one of the first ReStores to open (in 1990), and today it remains a top performing store out of more than 900 ReStores nationwide. Our Weaverville location opened in August 2019.