Habitat for Humanity Dedicates North Carolina House


A ceremony was held Dec. 15 to dedicate the North Carolina House to its new owners, Anayo Offia and Chinyere Okafor, originally from Nigeria. The couple assisted in the construction of their new home.

State employees from N.C. Commerce, N.C. Health and Human Services and N.C. Revenue teamed up to build the Habitat for Humanity home at the North Carolina State Fair in just ten days from start to finish. After the whirlwind construction phase, the home was moved to its permanent location in an east Raleigh neighborhood.

The state government agencies partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build The North Carolina House. The home showcases North Carolina materials and craftsmanship, along with the ‘can-do’ spirit of the state employees who volunteered.

“Home ownership supports a healthy environment for families,” said N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer. “I’m proud of our involvement with the North Carolina House and salute Habitat for Humanity’s work both here in Wake County and in other locations across the state.”

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