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Habitat Cabarrus partners with UNC Charlotte on prototype home

CABARRUS COUNTY — UNC Charlotte is working with Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County in producing a brand new type of home.

Architecture professor Marc Manack is heading up a project in which he and his students have been thinking of new ways to redesign a home for better efficiency and affordability.

Habitat for Cabarrus Resource Director Kimberly Jones spoke about the prototype at an affordable housing roundtable with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in Kannapolis last month.

She dove further into the project with Professor Manack in a YouTube video Wednesday.

“We’re very appreciative you and your team took on this project and this challenge,” Jones said.

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Request for Proposals

8 Church Street South
Concord, NC 28025

Amy Freeze, Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County
Bids will be accepted via email or postal mail at address above.

September 30, 2020; 5 P.M. No Exceptions

As-is asking price for property at 270 Vance Drive NE, Concord, is $250,000.

If you would like to tour the property, you may only do so by appointment during the 30-day submission window. To make an appointment, contact Amy Freeze.

I, _______________________, hereby submit a bid for the purchase of 270 Vance Drive NE Concord, in the amount of $__________________________.

A $1000 deposit (cash, certified check, or bank draft) payable to Habitat Cabarrus is enclosed herein. I understand this deposit will be refunded if I am not the successful bidder. I also understand that Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County is not bound to this bid until all parties have signed a purchase agreement.


As bids are received, they will be catalogued and time stamped.

The property will be sold to the highest qualified bidder (at or above the asking price) who is able to close on the property within 30 days from Habitat Cabarrus’s acceptance of their bid. In the event multiple qualified bids are received at the highest asking price, the date of receipt (of the first qualified bid at the highest asking price) will be used to determine the winning bid.


Purchaser Information Form

Financing—Source of Funds

Organizational Funds (you must provide verification, i.e. bank statements, etc.) $________________

Bank Financing (Proof of Funds from bank must be included if bank financing is required.)

Organization Information

1. Do you represent a tax-exempt organization?

2. What is the organization’s vision for the use of the property?

3. Describe how the property will be used to serve the needs of those seeking affordable housing, specifically with 80% AMI or below.

4. If applicable, please list all officers with phone numbers. You may attach to this form.


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Single mother, KCS bus driver surprised by Warrick Dunn with fully furnished home

CONCORD — Markeisha Douglas thought she was simply finishing up some paperwork on the closing of her new home Tuesday morning. What she got was a greeting from Warrick Dunn.

Douglas, who has worked for Kannapolis City Schools as a bus driver for the last three years, has been a part of Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County for two now.  During that time she has been raising her son Jonquez while staying with her grandparents.

She was thrilled to get a chance at homeownership from Habitat, but she wasn’t expecting all of the pomp and circumstance when she pulled up to her brand new home.

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Washington family becomes first-time homeowners

CONCORD — Leroy and Tameko Washington were newlyweds in 2010, and then they were homeless. Now, they are homeowners.

Through circumstances far from their control, they spent a significant part of their early years of marriage living out of their cars or in motels while Leroy struggled to work due to health complications from a stroke.

It was an incredibly difficult situation to overcome and one others might not have.

On Thursday, the Washingtons were presented keys to their first home.

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Wells Fargo Foundation Grant Awarded

Habitat for Humanity to Build and Repair 350 Homes with Wells Fargo Foundation Grant

Wells Fargo support for Habitat for Humanity International and local Habitat organizations reaches $100 million since 2010

ATLANTA – Habitat for Humanity International and Wells Fargo & Company (NYC: WFC) today announced an
$8 million donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation that will support the construction and repairs of safe and
affordable housing built in collaboration with 350 families in nearly 50 states.


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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (July 9, 2020) – Today,  Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County staff and the Richardson family presented the Dana Conner Richardson Memorial Scholarship to Kannapolis resident Jada Smith. Smith, a rising freshman at North Carolina A&T University, received $5,000 in honor of the 10th anniversary of the annual scholarship.


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the restore needs your help!

Volunteers are the backbone of Habitat Cabarrus and Cabarrus ReStore.

They are the reason we can fulfill our mission of providing decent, affordable housing to our Cabarrus County neighbors in need.


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The Habitat Cabarrus ReStore located at 2902 South Cannon Blvd. in Kannapolis will reopen to the public Saturday, May 30. The store will operate from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Due to the precautions associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat Cabarrus ReStore has been closed since mid-March. In order to maintain a safe shopping experience, all staff and guests will be required to wear masks while working and shopping when the store reopens.

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Give back today with #GivingTuesdayNow

Cabarrus, NC (May 5, 2020) – In response to the growing need due to COVID-19, the global movement GivingTuesday has launched a new campaign #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5. The campaign is meant to foster support for charities, non-profits and other organizations at a grassroots level to encourage people to give back to their communities.

To kick off your #GivingTuesdayNow, check out this list of just a few organizations that serve the Cabarrus community.

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Wells Fargo Contributes More than $11.5 Million to Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA (Dec. 18, 2019) – Wells Fargo & Company is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to help families stay in their homes and neighborhoods, and to champion advocacy work that helps people meet basic shelter needs, among other initiatives.

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Prologis Employees Volunteer With Habitat Cabarrus During Company’s Seventh Global Day of Service

Concord, NC (May 17, 2019) – Employees from Prologis, a global logistics real estate company, volunteered with Habitat Cabarrus last month in the Magnolia Crossing neighborhood in Concord, NC, in celebration of IMPACT DAY, the company’s seventh annual day of service.

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