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. Eliam once faced homelessness but, with hard work, faith and determination, is now providing a better life for his wife and children.



“This is a really good year for me and my son,” says Martin, a single father in the Knoxville Habitat program. “My son just graduated (high school) in May, and now we’re going to be building our home in the fall!” 
Monica is a single mother that cares for sons Aristotle (15) and Michael (8), as well as daughter Meah (6). This loving family is extremely supportive of each other, and Monica describes herself as a “hands-on momma.” This has resulted in well-...
Jean Claude and Kari’s story is one of determination, hard work and never giving up. This couple began their life together in their home country of Burundi, an area located in Africa and bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of...
Tabitha is a hardworking administrative assistant and mother to three adorable boys:  Ja’Ques (age 6), Kamaurie (age 5) and Kajuan (age 3). Tabitha’s sons love basketball, football, and reading books with their mom. They also love to go to...
Although Melody McAllister has experienced tragedy and heartbreak over the past year, she is looking forward to a new beginning as a homeowner. Raising her children in rental homes and now living in a two-bedroom apartment, she has never owned her...



SHOP Sisters Hammering out Poverty 





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