City of Raleigh inspector checking plumbing under kitchen sink for the Home Builders Blitz 2024

4 Homes in 7 Days: City Inspectors Support Building Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2024

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County completed their annual Home Builders Blitz from June 13-20, 2024. This year's event took place in Southeast Raleigh near Old Poole Road and New Hope Road. Professional builders volunteered time and resources along with support from local community businesses and organizations to successfully meet the goal of building four homes in seven days. This event originated here in Wake County more than 20 years ago and now happens all across the country. 

Raleigh Permits inspectors participate in Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz 2024

The Home Builders Blitz event received on call support from City of Raleigh inspectors. They were able to make sure the homes were inspected for plumbing, electrical, and mechanical installations so they were up to code. Chief Residential Inspector George Read said, "Inspectors provided building safety inspections and were on call to answer code questions so the builders could meet their deadlines. We look forward to providing our services again next year to help new homeowners enjoy homes that are safe and secure."

Home Builders Blitz Inspections - George Read

Chief Residential Inspector George Read inspecting deck.

Habitat Wake has already built more than 900 homes in Wake and Johnston counties, making sure families have access to affordable homes that are comfortable, safe and energy efficient. This event was a special comeback as the first Builders Blitz since 2018, due to a break caused by the pandemic. The Home Builders Blitz helped establish strong neighborhoods that give people a place they can call home.

Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Categories:
Permits - Residential