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Who are we?

Ashe County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the people of Ashe County to eliminate substandard housing by building safe, affordable, decent housing for families in need.

How does it work?

The most important people associated with Ashe County Habitat for Humanity are the families who live in the homes we build.

Ashe County Habitat for Humanity (ACHFH) became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in October, 2008. Since then our focus has been on raising community awareness about our organization, raising funds, and building homes. Ashe County Habitat incorporates “green technologies” in our homes to reduce energy costs and to foster good environmental stewardship in the community.

US Department of Health and Human Services statistics report that 15.8 % of the residents of Ashe County live below the poverty level. There is a definite need for affordable housing in our county and it is ACHFH’s goal to address that need. Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out.

ACHFH was entirely “staffed” by dedicated volunteers for years and now includes four part-time employees including a Director, Construction Supervisor, ReStore Manager and driver. Together we work hard to make home ownership a reality for our partner families. The Board of Directors, committee members and volunteers are part-time or full-time residents of Ashe County. To speak with our staff or board members, please call our office at (336) 846-2525 and leave a message. 

These homes are sold, not given away, to approved applicants called partner families. Homebuyers pay no-profit, no-interest monthly mortgage payments toward the full ownership of their homes. Moving into and owning a Habitat home improves the quality of life for its residents, not only in their physical surroundings, but also by instilling a sense of pride and responsibility which comes with home ownership.


Ashe County Habitat for Humanity uses donations of money and materials as well as volunteer labor and “sweat equity” contributed by partner families to build homes. Houses are sold to low income residents through a no-profit, no-interest mortgage that is paid by the homeowner in monthly payments.



Beth Sorrell - Executive Director -  

JB Byrch - Construction Supervisor -

Mae Hacking - ReStore Manager-

Board of Directors


Christine Franklin, President
Jerry Spangler, Vice President
Doug Matney, Treasurer

Lauren Essick, Secretary

Roger Perry

​Emily Gillespie

​William Sokol

Jeff Vestal

Committee Chairpersons

Executive - Christine Franklin

Building/Site Selection - Terry Monroe
Family Services -
Christine Franklin
Resource Development -

Emily Gillespie
ReStore - Jeannie Tygielski 

Church Relations - Roger Perry

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