Durham Healthy Homes

Durham Healthy Homes

Nine homeowners in need of urgent home repairs received much-needed assistance through a true public-private partnership this year. The City of Durham and Durham County collaborated with the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association to prioritize stormwater intervention and...
Exterior Work for Geraldine

Exterior Work for Geraldine

Geraldine is an 86-year-old retired music instructor with a hearing disability who relies heavily on lip reading. Face masks and social distancing have left her feeling especially isolated throughout the pandemic. Geraldine jokes that she knows how to use masking tape...
Repairs for Maxine

Repairs for Maxine

Maxine is a 63-year-old Durham homeowner who’s on disability. For decades, she worked in various jobs, eventually ending up as a bus driver for the NCDOT while going back to school in her spare time. She also served as the primary caretaker for her mother who had...
Helping a 103-Year-Old Hero

Helping a 103-Year-Old Hero

Born in 1918, Mr. Foushee is a World War II Navy veteran who has lived through pandemics, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and the loss of his beloved wife of 71 years. He has lived in his Chapel Hill home since it was built nearly 75 years ago in...
No Longer Afraid

No Longer Afraid

At 80 years old, Gwendolyn has lived in her southeast Raleigh home for more than half her lifetime. Despite heart and respiratory conditions, Gwendolyn stays busy caring for her six-year-old grandson in her home on weekends. But she has long worried about his safety...
A Creative Solution

A Creative Solution

Nick served in the Navy from 1966-1970 as a radio operator on the USS Moale. According to his wife, Rosemary, Nick was grateful to serve his country and still enjoys operating a Ham Radio today. But his ability to pursue that hobby and other interests had become...