For the 11th year, local Episcopal churches will sponsor a home with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. The churches will collectively raise $55,000 to pay for the materials to build the house and volunteers from All Souls and other churches will help build it!

The wall raising ceremony of Episcopal House XI will take place Friday, August 28th at 12 noon at Hudson Hills, the Habitat neighborhood off Johnston Blvd in West Asheville. Lunch will be served at this event, which also celebrates the start of two other Habitat faith builds. Mark your calendars, and come out to celebrate! In the meantime, meet the partner family (the future homeowners) of Episcopal House XI.

Meet the Drake Family

“I am a single parent with a son and two daughters. I am proud of my children; they all reflect an inner drive to do their best in life. A home makes a large impact on the security a child feels, and I would love to be able to provide this for my children. We welcome the opportunity to mow grass, plant flowers, and have a space that allows us to call it home.”
~ from Patricia “Denise” Drake’s application letter

A native of and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, Patricia “Denise” Drake is thrilled about the prospect of owning a home in West Asheville. Denise has two daughters (ages 13 and 16) and one son (age 17). In her current residence, Denise pays over 30% of her monthly income for rent, which qualifies the home as unaffordable.

Denise has worked in the healthcare field for two years with Advanced Home Care, and she has also worked part-time for more than five years at a retail store at the Asheville Mall.

The Drake family will purchase a 4-bedroom/2-bath home in Habitat’s Hudson Hills subdivision in West Asheville. She is delighted to become a partner with Habitat and, with the help of her children, hopes to complete her 250 sweat equity hours quickly.

Habitat Homeownership

Qualifications: need, willingness to partner and ability to pay
Approved families contribute “sweat equity” which includes volunteering in the ReStore, office or jobsite and taking classes like Manage Your Money and Basic Home Maintenance
Habitat sells homes at no-profit to partner families who pay a 0% interest mortgage for the cost of the house over a 30-year term

Habitat Home Repair

Helps elegible low-income homeowners make necessary repairs with 0% financing on a short term loan.

Habitat’s Impact

Since 1983, 275 houses built and more than 90 home repair projects completed; 1,100+ adults and children served

How You Can Help

Make a financial contribution through your church

Make your check payable to your congregation and put “for Episcopal House XI” in the
memo line.

Volunteer on the construction site

YOU can help build Episcopal House XI! No experience is required and all over the age of 16 are welcome. Current volunteer dates:

  • Wednesday August 26th (2 people)
  • Friday August 28th (2 people for ½ day)
  • Tuesday September 1 (2 people)
  • Thursday September 3 (1 person)
  • Tuesday September 8 (2 people)
  • Saturday September 12 (1 person)
  • Tuesday September 15
  • Wednesday September 16
  • Tuesday September 22
  • Wednesday October 14
  • Saturday October 17
  • Thursday October 22
  • Friday October 23 (1/2 day)
  • Wednesday October 28
  • Saturday October 31

Volunteer in the ReStore

The ReStore relies heavily on volunteers.
Please contact Carrie Burgin at 210-9381 or to learn more.

Donate to, or shop in, the Habitat ReStore

Your contributions to our inventory and your purchases both contribute to Habitat’s overall mission of building safe, decent and affordable houses. ReStore proceeds provide funding for our building programs and help cover our administrative and fundraising costs.

To learn more:

Call 254-6706 or visit

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