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The 2018 CommUNITY Build

commUNITY build fb boostThe 2018 CommUNITY Build will be an opportunity to reach across city lines and unify Cabarrus County around the cause of decent, affordable housing. The focus of this project is to engage the public and private sectors in Concord and Kannapolis to work together to help build a home for a deserving family. We believe that having our public servants and business community at the forefront of this collaborative effort sends a powerful message to the community at large that we are stronger together.

Corporate sponsors will have the opportunity to sponsor a public service team and volunteer alongside them to help complete this home.

List of Teams

  • Blazing Builders – Fire Department
  • For the Health of It – Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • Leigh Brown’s Building Brigade - Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty
  • City of Kannapolis
  • Wayne Brothers
  • Wells Fargo
  • Rotary Club of Cabarrus County

Meet the Homeowner

latashaThe 2018 CommUNITY Build new home will be for Latasha, her 14-year- old daughter and her son’s two-year-old daughter.  Latasha currently lives in Concord and is looking for a change of scenery and a fresh start from her current situation. Her rental home is in disrepair with no central heating or air, broken windows and doors, mold and several other issues. Latasha’s current location is also a constant reminder of her mother’s death in September 2016. Her mother lived just a few blocks away and was murdered in her home. A change of location will help with Latasha’s continued healing. This new home will also be located closer to Latasha’s job and will be a great place for her daughter to begin early college.

The home will be built in the Carver Community in Kannapolis. This service area is part of a partnership between the City of Kannapolis and Habitat Cabarrus that seeks to revitalize the neighborhood through new construction and critical home repairs.