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.

 

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We celebrated with several homeowners in East Knoxville who paid off their mortgages to Habitat!  Mayor Tim Burchett and Mike McClamroch helped build the houses more than two decades ago and came back to join the block party. Both were...
Home for Yakesha is near her family.  Her new house will be built in a subdivision across the street from her childhood home on Skyline Drive.  She and her son currently reside with her parents in the home where she grew up, along with her...
Vanya is a busy single mother with three children. Deajunay is in middle school and plays basketball. Gregory is in high school and plays football. And, Bruce is a student at Middle Tennessee State University. Vanya loves when her son is home from...
Jill is finally returning home.  Nearly 25 years since coming to Tennessee as a teenager with two friends from Illinois, she is moving back to east Knoxville.  Her life’s journey has taken her to Tennessee, Phoenix, and Louisiana and has...
Terrlyn is no stranger to hard work and determination. She has embraced the importance of the good budgeting habits she learned in class.  Many of her sweat equity hours were acquired by working, amidst some shopping, in the Thrift Store....

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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