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Who are we?

Ashe County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit 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 our first home. Ashe County Habitat is incorporating “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 has been entirely “staffed” by dedicated volunteers for years and now include an Executive Director, Operations Manager and Construction Supervisor as employees. Together we work hard to make home ownership a reality for our chosen families. The entire Board of Directors, all committee heads and all volunteers are part-time or full-time residents of Ashe County. Our Operations Manager, Board members and Committee Chairpersons can be reached by leaving a message at 336-846-2525.

These homes are sold, not given away, to approved homeowner applicants. Homeowners 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” done by applicants 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 -

Board of Directors


Christine Franklin, President
Walt Petersen, Vice President
Gerry Tygielski, Treasurer

Lauren Essick

​Emily Gillespie
Doug Matney

​William Sokol
Jerry Spangler
William Yelton

Committee Chairpersons

Executive - Christine Franklin

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

Jeannie Tygielski
ReStore - Jeannie Tygielski 

Church Relations - Vacant

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