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Holloway Place

Housing For New Hope (HFNH), a Durham based non-profit affordable housing developer and service provider, had purchased a historic home in the heart of Durham that had been vacant and dilapidated for several decades. The house had terrible energy performance and an extensive amount of hazardous materials. HFNH desired to renovate the building so they could provide multiple units for women experiencing or at risk of homelessness while offering a live in supportive service provider. In order to accomplish this vision, HFNH partnered with Haven who provided a clear process to success.

Haven’s Comprehensive Design-Build team worked with HFNH to create a feasibility study, concept design and trustworth concept estimate. Haven worked with HFNH to present this material to the city and funders to help get the money necessary to make the project a reality. Once funding was accquired, Haven’s unique design-build approach offered a clear plan to be able to finished the construction drawings and executed the construction to make it a reality.

The end result was the beautiful home you see below that offers 7 Single Room Occupancy units to the community while increasing the buildings energy performance, and removing the hazardous material to improve human health outcomes. During construction, Haven prioritized local and historically underutilized businesses (HUB) subcontractors to complete the construction activities. As such, not only is the end use impacting the community but the process of creating the space had equal impact.

Durham, NC
Completed 2019

Supportive Housing
Historic Restoration / Adaptive Reuse
Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
Public-Private Partnership with Housing For New Hope

7 SRO Supportive Housing Units

“Haven was a great partner for the conversion of our Dove House property, a 1940s duplex that had served as a transitional shelter for more than two decades. We worked together to design and transform the property into the region’s first affordable co-housing project. The home is gorgeous. And even three years after construction, it still looks amazing.

– Russell Pierce, Housing for New Hope