Mixed Concrete is a fundraising art show which raises money, awareness, and support for families with inadequate housing in Chapel Hill, NC. The show was founded in 2010 by a UNC student and continues to be run by UNC students.
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2020 auction! Stay tuned for details on the 2021 show and how to get involved.
On Affordable Housing in Orange County:
Mixed Concrete addresses the problem of affordable housing in Orange County and Chapel Hill. Affordable housing is defined as spending 30% or less of household income on housing. According to 2007-2011 census data, the average monthly rent in Orange County is $779. The monthly rent qualifying as “affordable” in Orange County is $503. Fifty-eight percent of families in Orange County are cost-burdened by rent. For Phoenix Place, the fifty-house Habitat residential development in Chapel Hill, 300 families applied for homes. Mixed Concrete raises awareness of and contributes financially to this social quagmire.
A Little Bit About Habitat for Humanity:
Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair more than 600,000 houses and served more than 3 million people in nearly 90 countries. Homeowners are selected based on their need for housing, their ability to repay a mortgage and their willingness to partner with Habitat. Habitat is able to make housing affordable to low-income families because houses are sold through a non-profit mortgage, groups like UNC Habitat provide vital financial support, and homeowners and volunteers build under trained supervision.
UNC Habitat for Humanity is one of the largest student organizations at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that strives to fulfill Habitat’s mission to bring people and resources together to build quality, affordable houses for those who lack adequate shelter.
UNC Habitat is partnered with Habitat for Humanity Orange County, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International that works locally to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers, and coordinate house building.