Success Stories

At Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, we are proud to offer people a hand up, not a hand out. Please take some time and read these inspiring stories about our homeowner families who are working hard to make a real difference in the lives of their families.


Click on the headlines in green below to read the full story.


Also, hear Eliam's story in our latest video. Eliam once faced homelessness but, with hard work, faith and determination, is now providing a better life for his wife and children.



On Saturday, May 7 and for four Saturdays thereafter (May 14 & 21, June 11 & 18), women from across our community will help build a home for the Kalmykova family. 
Irina and Pavel know far too well the importance of shelter. Through hard times and difficult transitions, they now look forward to experiencing the strength and stability of homeownership. They have worked so hard to reach this milestone and have a...
It has been twelve years since Alician completed her "sweat equity" and built her home. A single mother of three girls, ages 18, 12 and 3, Alician remains thankful for the opportunity she was given to complete the Habitat program and become a...
Four years ago, Sa and Cherry came to America from Malaysia in pursuit of safety, a better future and the hope of freedom. This couple settled in Knoxville and instantly felt at peace with the area.  
Like the other families building in this year’s Blitz Build, Kap and Lal found Knoxville Habitat through a close-knit church community of Burmese refugees that have come to the U.S. in search of a better life. A life they never experienced before...




SHOP Sisters Hammering out Poverty 





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.

From donations of money or land to cars and items we sell, here’s how you can help.

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