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.