State Support Organization


To unite Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the state of North Carolina in a coordinated effort to eliminate sub-standard housing.


In 2005 a group of representatives from affiliates throughout the state began meeting to explore the creation of a statewide support organization to help affiliates build capacity and serve more low-income families. The steering committee was aware that other states within the US had formed SSOs, and had achieved positive outcomes of increased affiliate capacity, due to services  provided by the state office. By 2009 the steering committee had completed the necessary tasks to become incorporated, and established HFHNC as an affiliated organization of Habitat for Humanity International. The committee had collected feedback from NC affiliates to determine what support services were needed the most in order to increase capacity for building homes with deserving families.