Increasing Housing Options for central North Carolina

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Haven: A shelter for safety + refuge.

Haven Developers is an affordable housing development company based out of Durham, NC and working throughout central North Carolina. We primarily target four population groups; low to moderate income families (LMI), resettled refugees, homeless, and those impacted by natural disasters. Our projects range from single-family infill to medium scale mixed-use and multi-family projects.

Our primary objective is to work alongside under-served communities in a creative process to identify and implement projects that foster holistic and sustainable growth. Haven Developers utilizes a community-centric creative process, working with individuals from each community to ensure an inside-out development model. Ultimately, through this iterative process, Haven Developers is seeking to discover how development can promote social and economic vitality in a community.

Our first focus in a community is to establish safe, equitable and affordable housing options. Once established, a broader range of tailor-fit projects are developed as the community has need.



(984) 999-0494



Durham, NC

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Haven Design|Build is an architecture and construction company that strives to create buildings which are built from within a community, that have character and encourage interactions, that uplift and bring joy to the users, and that build on history while helping to inform the future. Our projects are successful when they are an object of pride to the neighborhood they inhabit.

We offer architecture and construction services bundled together as well as mutually exclusive, depending on the project criteria. Haven implements a Design|Build approach because of its natural efficiency, saving our clients time and money. With experts in both sides of the industry our staff has a holistic and refined perspective for every project. Whatever the project, our staff has a collaborative approach to ensure the highest quality.

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We are a purpose driven management team.

Our property management team offers full-service solutions for residential and commercial properties, from lease agreements to maintenance. From a tenant-focused perspective, we care about equitable agreements that protect vulnerable citizens, including disadvantaged businesses. We are experienced in working with partner organizations, and when appropriate we prefer to tie supportive services together with our leases. 

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We are active community advocates and partners.

Whenever and wherever possible, our projects go beyond only providing affordable housing units and build partnership with providers who can address and serve specific populations as tenants in our properties

Parallel with efforts to create affordable units in a community are our efforts to enhance economic opportunities. When possible, our developments provide space for established and new businesses to reach under-served neighborhoods.

Haven actively employs individuals with barriers to employment and provides on the job training as well as educational opportunities with local institutions such as community or technical colleges. Our approach is to engage each individual in understanding their goals in order to create a process which enables their flourishing in our company and their own personal success.

Lack of access to high quality foods is a major issue within the communities we work. Our team considers and implements opportunities for food production and/or distribution on each and every property we develop.

In addition to working alongside communities to develop projects, we also advocate on their behalf and support their long-term success. To accomplish these ends, we build strong relationships with other organizations doing meaningful work.

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We exist to empower under-served neighborhoods through the design, construction and
management of exemplary, community-oriented spaces.