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.



Nikecia is the mother of three daughters (Jaywanza, Rikecia and Lanecia) and one teenage son (Jomante) as well as grandmother to a baby girl turning two this year (Kavonna). Nikecia’s home is a busy hub where her family comes together to have fun...
Melinda has been working hard and is so excited to be building a home for her family. She is a mom to three daughters: Tonkquesha (age 22), Kayla (age 18) and Tia (age 11). Melinda and her girls constantly stay busy with work, school and church...
Silas’s story is a powerful one of a man that has overcome all obstacles to provide peace and a future for his family. Originally from Rwanda, Silas is married to Philomene, and together they have five children: Silvia (age 21), Julius (age 20...
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...



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.

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