Seeking Rapid Re-Housing Champions!

Haywood County’s Faith-based Communities, along with Mountain Projects, Recover Haywood and The United Way are working to restore housing for displaced households affected by Tropical Storm Fred.

Our mission is to bring existing homes to a basic level of safety, security and sanitation as quickly as possible–usually in about one week. This provides homeowners a safe space to rebuild their lives.

North Carolina Baptist Builders, who are often seen working in hurricane relief, will move their base to Haywood County to begin work September 1st, and will coordinate local volunteers and resources along with Mountain Projects.

Please help us meet our sponsorship goal of ten houses at $17,500 each. With your donations and in approximately one-weeks time per project, we can get families back into their homes!

CONTACT: Patsy Davis, Executive Director, Mountain Projects: 828-492-4124


More Information:

Join the Challenge and become a Re-housing Champion
Your investment of volunteers and contributions will get families back into their homes!

  • Homes will get new drywall, insulation, electrical services, working bathrooms and more
  • All materials and craftsmanship are high-quality 
  • Selected households will be rehabilitated in approximately one-weeks time
  • North Carolina Baptist Builders are grant funded & provide the majority of tools and skilled labor
  • HVAC & electrical replacements are often served by local contractors
  • Costs of materials and local contractors are provided by the sponsor

Rapid Re-housing Champions will be featured in the news, on the Mountain Projects website and social media.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How fast will construction start? The North Carolina Baptist Builders are moving their base to Haywood County and will begin work on September 1st
  2. Can our organization provide volunteers? YES! If your group wishes to join the process, we welcome collaborators 
  3. How do you choose which houses to rehabilitate? We generally choose houses of single mothers with children, the elderly and the disabled, first. Inspectors evaluate projects based on a list of criteria to determine our capacity to help.
  4. How do you prioritize projects? We prioritize the projects based on the circumstances of the household, the condition of the home and the availability of materials and expertise for a particular project. 
  5. What if our project costs more or less than $17,500? If there is excess after completing a home, your investment will be applied to a home that the cost exceeds the average rehabilitation costs. 
  6. Who profits from this work? The cost of labor and tools is volunteered. No one profits. 


Community groups, Churches and Nonprofit organizations can sponsor a home rehabilitation.

Here are the steps:

  1. Notify Mountain Projects that your organization wants to join the challenge!
  2. Raise $17,500 to pay for the costs rehabilitation materials 
  3. Meet with project partners to organize volunteers
  4. We launch the re-housing project!