Ground-Breaking News


Safe, affordable housing options for low- to moderate-income families living in Floyd County are scarce, and homeownership opportunities are virtually non-existent. Habitat for Humanity began addressing these needs in 2017, by building a single-family home on Newtown Road (pictured left). This house was built for a family who needed a zero-step entry way and single floor living.​ During that same year, the Floyd Initiative for Safe Housing was established by local volunteers. Habitat NRV and FISH began an immediate partnership as they worked toward the same mission- to provide repairs that allow county residents to live in safe, warm, and dry conditions.

This is a photograph of our most recent project-The Homes on Church Street.

Habitat for Humanity plans to replicate this award-winning project on New Town Road in Floyd County. The Homes on Church St in Blacksburg VA is a seven-unit townhome complex with two ADA-accessible units. It was completed in September 2020 and was recognized as the Outstanding Rural Housing Development in the state by VHDA.

The Newtown project site is within walking distance of downtown Floyd. Each of the seven townhomes will have zero-step entry, and four will have a bed and full-bath on the 1st floor, for family members who need those accommodations.

These homes will have three bedrooms and 2.5 baths​. All will be Earth Craft certified-which means they are energy-efficient and will save the homeowner up 30% on their energy bill, compared to standard construction. They will have solid wood cabinets, composite flooring, and low VOC paint. These homes are set to sell for $135,000 to $140,000. ​We plan to break ground on this project in late July 2021 and it will be complete in the Fall of 2022.

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The Woodward-Cooter family of Floyd County recently received some much needed assistance with home repairs. Habitat for Humanity NRV and FISH (Floyd Initiative for Safe Housing), recently partnered with BAE Systems, Pearce Heating and Air, and the Marine Corps League of the NRV to provide the family with a new HVAC system, roof repair, and sub-floor replacement. This initiative started with a $10,000 donation from BAE Systems to Habitat for Humanity to be used for home repairs to benefit a veteran family in May, which is National Military Appreciation Month.

FISH and Habitat became aware of the Cooter family and their critical need. Mr. Cooter served as a Marine from 1998-2002. Jeff Wall, Habitat for Humanity Construction Site Supervisor reached out to offer assistance. The family was grateful as the cost of the needed repairs threatened to overwhelm their finances. Together with volunteers from the Marine Corps League of the NRV, Dan Maderic and Jeff Doran, the Habitat/FISH repair team went to work. The first job was to replace the HVAC system, with the help of Floyd based Pearce Heating and Air. The old system caused water damage, so volunteers came together to replace subflooring and then moved on to the roof.

“It’s absolutely amazing what they’re able to do with this program,” Woodward said. “It gives you an opportunity to catch your breath, and to keep moving forward. It’s a reprieve for a minute.”

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Updated: May 26

Dear Friends of Habitat of the NRV,

At Habitat NRV, we are more determined than ever to continue building better communities through affordable housing. The pandemic has exposed the housing crisis we’ve been fighting since our inception, but what Habitat NRV continues to do best, is put equity into action at every level. Every donor, every volunteer and every ReStore donation helps us invest back into the New River Valley, and our need has never been greater.

Today we are asking for your support. During the GiveLocal NRV campaign, sponsored by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, we have set a goal of $5,000. If we reach this goal, we have an anonymous matching donation of $5,000. So, every dollar you donate is doubled for this worthy cause.

You can make a difference! Giving day is Wednesday, June 23, however all donations received during the month of June count towards our fundraising goal, so LET’S BUILD THIS! Click the link below to make your contribution today! Thank you!