Habitat for Humanity to accept applications for homeownership in Weavers Grove

Map of the planned Habitat for Humanity Community of Weaver’s Grove at 7516 Sunrise Road in Chapel Hill. Photo by Michelle Cassell.

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Compiled by Michelle Cassell
Managing Editor

Beginning tomorrow, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will open its next cycle for the homeownership program of townhomes and duplexes in Weavers Grove, a first-of-its-kind mixed-income community in Chapel Hill. Habitat’s Homeowner Services team will be accepting applications for the Spring 2024 cycle of the homeownership program from February 9 through February 22, 2024, at 5pm.

Habitat acquired the first parcel of land in February 2002 and slowly acquired five more parcels over the next 18 years. In June 2020, the Town of Chapel Hill Town Council approved Weavers Grove and a formal groundbreaking took place in October 2021. Construction began in the Summer of 2023, with 12 currently being built.

The minimum requirements are that applicants have lived or worked in Orange County for at least 12 months, are first-time homebuyers, and can afford one of our home loans. For Weavers Grove for the Spring 2024 application cycle, the minimum income is $47,000, not exceeding 80% Area Median Income (AMI). These requirements are subject to change per cycle and development.

Learn more about the application process and submit your application at orangehabitat.org/apply (Have trouble with the link? Clear the history on your browsers to open the most up-to-date webpage). The builder will manage applications for market-rate homes through Garman Homes and White Oak Properties

The Weaver’s Grove Community in Chapel Hill has received a multitude of support, including from area churches helping to build their community center.

About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Habitat for Humanity of Orange County has helped nearly 350 local families achieve and maintain homeownership and nearly 250 families repair existing homes in Orange County. Habitat homes are built through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. Qualified homebuyers complete 275 hours of sweat equity and purchase the home from Habitat through an affordable mortgage priced at less than 30% of family income. For more information, visit www.orangehabitat.org.

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