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.
Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up – not a hand out.
There is a common misconception that Habitat for Humanity homes are given away to people in need. But the fact is, we sell our homes to families at no profit, with zero-percent interest loans, in order to make them affordable for people who cannot otherwise afford a house with a conventional mortgage.
And our homeowners are heavily invested in our process. Each family must complete 500 hours of sweat equity before moving into their new home. These 500 hours are accrued in classes that help them learn how to budget their money and become a responsible homeowner.
Since 1985, we have helped more than 470 families realize the dream of homeownership. We invite you to read more about how the program works and share in the successes of our families whose lives have been changed by a simple, decent and affordable place to live.