WHO WE ARE
In our 31 years in Blount County, we have built 170 new homes, and made critical repairs or handicap modifications to an additional 900+ homes.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build and repair homes, communities, and hope.
“Housing instability — including frequent moves, overcrowding, and the threat of eviction or foreclosure — creates stress, depression and hopelessness for far too many individuals and families. Adults living in housing that they struggle to afford often describe themselves as less healthy, and the well-being and development of millions of children is compromised by living in insecure housing. People paying too high a percentage of their income for housing often find themselves making impossible choices. Rent or health care? Food or transportation?
A decent and affordable place to live helps by freeing people from such physical and mental hardships and placing them on a path of new opportunity and increased confidence and self-reliance.
A person’s partnership with Habitat means they have a stable place to live and to spend time together. An affordable mortgage or small loan means they have a chance to create savings and invest in their education. A decent roof over their head establishes home as a place that protects — instead of endangering — their health.
Habitat works with applicants to help them acquire the access, skills and financial education necessary for them to be successful homeowners. By partnering with us, participants seize the opportunity and possibility that decent, affordable housing represents. Through shelter, we empower.
Blount County Habitat for Humanity is driven by our vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. An affiliate of HFHI, a global, non-profit housing organization operated on ecumenical Christian principles, we are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally by constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
We work toward our vision by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with our community and sell them to income-qualified participants at no profit. Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers, investing many hours of sweat equity. In addition, homebuyers complete individualized levels of financial training and mentoring as well as homeownership education. We have built more than 170 new homes under our homeownership program.
Just as imperative, our home repair program provides critical repairs and accessibility modifications including wheelchair ramps to qualified moderate to low income families. Nearly 600 households in Blount County have been served through the home repair program. With an expanded offering of products recently implemented, we expect this program to serve even more people in the future.
This important work can only be accomplished though our community’s generous donation of time, talent, and treasure.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Blount County Habitat for Humanity’s most recent financial statements are made available annually. To access, please click on the links below.