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We have partnered with Asheville Habitat for Humanity to help raise money for those in need.

Several times throughout the year, we also volunteer our time to help with the actual construction of homes which has been a very rewarding experience!

Asheville Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity

At Team Browne, we believe community comes first. We are in the business of helping people buy and sell homes and we want to help improve lives.

We strongly believe and support Habitat for Humanity’s vision, “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.” A safe and stable home removes barriers to opportunity and will have a lasting impact on future generations to come. The homeownership and home repair programs help families and individuals achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a brighter future.  Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and enjoy more financial stability. Together we can build a Habitat Home and a stronger community.

A Pressing Need

Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and everyone can do something to make that possible for another family. People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and they pay an affordable mortgage. With your help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

The More You Know

Habitat offers a hand up, not a handout.  Habitat builds homes and sells them to qualified families at no profit.  Community volunteers help keep costs down.

  • Fact: The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in Asheville is $1,479/month. In Buncombe County, 51.5% of people pay more than 30% of their income towards rent and still live in substandard housing because that’s what they can afford.
  • Fact: A working family in Buncombe County with 2 adults and 2 children needs to earn, on average, a total of $45,262 annually to afford basic living expenses. This family would need to earn a combined hourly wage of $21.76, which is $7.26 more than the $14.50 per hour earned through working two minimum wage jobs ($30,160 annually).
  • Fact: 75% of families we serve, are served through Home Repair.
  • Fact: $585 is the average monthly payment that an Asheville Area Habitat homeowner for a 3 bedroom house in the county.
  • Homeowners pay back a 0% interest mortgage, typically over 30 years.
  • Homeowners also perform a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity as part of their partnership with Habitat.

Why Donate?

Founded in 1983 as the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) has built 300 new houses and repaired more than 170 homes in that time, providing more than 1,350 adults and children with safe, decent housing. AAHH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

If you’d like to make a donation online, click the Donate Online button. You will be redirected to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity secured donation site. 

***Please write “Team Browne” in the special comments field.  Once complete, email [email protected] and let us know you’ve made your donation online.***

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