Habitat home to be built in uptown during DNC

by: Allison Latos Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Darcel Fennell is packing up her south Charlotte apartment. She and her husband, James, will soon own their first home, and it will make history when it's built in uptown during the Democratic National Convention.

“For me, little old Darcel, to be a part of all of that, it's amazing," said Fennell.  "To God be the glory."

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte Director Bert Green showed Eyewitness News the lot across from Duke headquarters where the organization will work with Goodwill, the U.S. Green Building Council and Bank of America to build the house.

Green said they want to share in the lasting legacy of the DNC.

“We thought it was imperative, really, that we be here and demonstrate to the community our commitment to sustainability," he said.

The Fennells’ house will be brought to the Reid Park Community.  It will be one of 30 Habitat homes in the neighborhood.

Fennell credits her faith for the opportunity and said praying will be the first thing she does in her new home.

Habitat Charlotte is looking for volunteers to help with the home construction. For more information, click here.