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.



It has been almost six years since Stephanie completed her "sweat equity" and moved into her home with daughters Zarconia and Keasia as well as her late mother, Stella.  
Cindy has lived a life of loss, hard choices and mistakes but, through determination a strong relationship with God, she is overcoming her challenges and finding new hope.
Growing up with only brothers, young Renee’ welcomed the companionship, and intervention, of her soul sister and mentor Sheryl “Sissy” Milan. “She hung in there with me,” Renee’ says of Sissy then and now, more than thirty years later. Read more....
Yalanda is a hard-working single mother that comes from a very close-knit and loving family. With her daughter Yalana, Yalanda has been living with her parents and brother in the East Knoxville home where she was raised. 
When a family achieves homeownership through Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, they experience the positive impact that achieving safe and secure housing provides. One of the many life-changing outcomes our family partners can gain through the program...

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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