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About Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

AmeriCorps member Irene Meza and Eastern College student Scott Craig work together during Collegiate Challenge in Miami, Florida, USA. (1999)AmeriCorps member Irene Meza and Eastern College student Scott Craig work together during Collegiate Challenge in Miami, Florida, USA. (1999)

Forsyth County
Located in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Forsyth County offers big city charm in a small city setting. The area includes rolling hills and farmland, and is home to the popular Hollywood filming spot, Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem is a city of rich history and old industry. With a unique make up of arts districts, college campuses and a medical park, the area attracts a diverse community.

Habitat Forsyth
As of spring 2012, Habitat Forsyth has completed 325 homes, serving more than 1,000 individual family members. The industrial economy has slowly left the area, leaving behind substandard housing in many of the county’s urban and rural communities.

Habitat Forsyth works to revive communities, focusing attention on inner city housing options that were once home to factory workers. 

What to expect

  • Weather: The spring weather in the mountains of North Carolina can be quite mild with temperatures in the 50s to 60s during the day. 
  • Travel: Winston-Salem has easy access for air travelers through the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), which is located 20 miles from downtown Winston-Salem.  Major highways serving our community are Interstate-40, Interstate-77, Interstate-85 and U.S. Highway 52.
  • Projects: This year the affiliate is focused not only new construction, but also expanding neighborhood revitalization. The affiliate is working in a neighborhood that has Habitat homes, but the surrounding homes and neighbors need a hand up, too. Projects include: critical home repair, weatherization, A Brush with Kindness, remodels, and minor exterior repairs in this neighborhood.