Homeownership is a big part of The American Dream. At Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, we are a proud partner with individuals and families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home.
Since 1985, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been creating affordable housing in Knox County. In the last 30 years we have partnered with many individuals, corporations, and faith groups to build almost 500 simple, decent and affordable homes in our community.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity homes are affordable because they are:
We like to say we provide “a hand up, not a hand out” to the families with which we work. Our homeowner families are very much invested in the process of buying their new home and they pay a mortgage like anyone with a traditional home loan.
In addition to their mortgage, each of the families we partner with must contribute 500 hours of sweat equity as a down payment before they can purchase their new home. Most of these sweat equity hours are spent in classes learning how to budget and how to become a responsible homeowner.
We invite you to spend some time learning about Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. You may be surprised at what you learn.