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.
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.
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 is the increased ability for parents to provide stability for their children.
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.
For family partners of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, the American Dream is a life-changing journey. Michael’s story began in Burundi, and through determination, hard work and faith he and his family are transforming their dreams of American homeownership into a reality.
Tateanna and Tim make a great team. They have just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary, and they are also preparing to build their new house with the help of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.
It is a new beginning for newlyweds Rhonda and Fred. Their love story starts a new chapter in each of their lives. They have merged their sweet families, and while Rhonda’s three children are grown, together they are raising her 5 year old grandson and Fred’s two young boys, ages 11 and 12.
Donna is the proud mother of three. Sons Jonathan, 18, and Josh, 15, live at home. Daughter Jonisha, 24, is also building a buying a house with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and will live next door to her mother’s new house.
Jonisha embraces the responsibilities of adulthood and has high expectations for her future.
At 24, she is buying her own house. “I want a place that I can grow into and start a family.” She is inspired by her own family. Her mom raised her and her two brothers by herself. While they always had what they needed, Jonisha clarifies that that differs from having everything you want. “I learned how to prioritize.”