United Way / Mountain Housing Opportunities

Volunteers from United Way who recently built a wheelchair ramp with Mountain Housing Opportunities for an elderly, disabled homeowner in Arden. “It means so much to me to have the help I need to stay independent,” the home owner, Charlotte, shares.

Mountain Housing Opportunities is a nonprofit community-development corporation that serves more than 450 households annually with emergency home repair and rehabilitation, affordable home ownership, community rental investments and neighborhood revitalization. MHO’s mission is to build and improve homes, neighborhoods and communities—and in so doing improve lives. MHO has built some 350 homes and repaired more than 2,300 homes since 1988, implanting hope and dignity in the people they have served.

Executive Director Scott Dedman states, “If you work in Asheville or Buncombe County, you should be able to live in this community in a safe, attractive, affordable home in a good neighborhood, and when you retire or if you become disabled, this should still be true. For success in our local economy and education, Asheville’s employees and their children need several thousands—not dozens—of new well-designed, well-built, energy-efficient homes. Our community has the knowledge, the resources and the will to do this, and is making significant progress. Please join us.” For more info or to volunteer: www.mtnhousing.org or 254-4030.

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