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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Joey grew up in the Lonsdale Homes housing development.  He recalls being in and out of trouble through his teen years and even serving time in prison after graduating from high school.  Upon his release from prison, Joey dedicated himself...
South Knoxville is home for Omjoma and her four children.  She moved to the United States from Sudan in 2007 to escape the fighting occurring in her native country.  She called Montgomery Village home initially and now rents an apartment...
Tierra is an independent, ambitious, creative young woman with a plan for her future.  She has been on her own since the age of 18, and she realized one day that the nearly $40,000 she had spent in her lifetime in rent would have made a...
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....
Renee is Grammy to everyone, and while she professes that her children are her motivation, there is no doubt that she provides the inspiration to her immediate and extended family.  In addition to raising her four children, two of whom have...

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