Great family success stories.

Candice

While raising her son, Candice worked on her career path and grew professionally from a summer camp counselor to Recreational Specialist at a city recreational center. As the Recreational Specialist, Candice plans summer events and activities for two groups of kids, 6-11 years old and middle and high school aged children. She is passionate about…

Machozi

Machozi and her family have gone through copious struggles and strife to make it to this point in their lives. They were victims of war, refugees, and now building a stable life in America. But no matter what happened, they kept going and used the hardships to grow stronger as a family and as individuals.…

Shanique

Shanique and her daughter, Jamara (7) are so excited to be building their very own home. They are quickly outgrowing their small, expensive apartment and need the space to grow as a family, especially as Jamara grows older. Growing up with her mother in government assisted housing, Shanique knew that she “wanted better for me…

Temeka

Temeka lives in one of the few rental properties that she could comfortably afford in the Knoxville area. But despite her exceptional payment history and full-time job, she lives in conditions that are far less than safe. Her last rental had leaks and flooded when it rained, which lead to constant issues with mold and…

Diane

Diane is an inspirational woman who embodies strength and love. While going through medical challenges that would require three different brain surgeries, she opened both her home and her heart to her aging mother, who needed care, and her son’s best friend after he recently lost his own mother and needed a place to live.…

Ray

Ray has worked hard his entire life to get to where he is now. His family struggled financially his whole childhood and could never “get ahead” no matter how hard they tried. He grew up in a one-bedroom rental (that had a lot of maintenance issues and poor insulation) with his parents and brother. Even…

Norma

Even a mask cannot hide Norma’s joy when thinking about how she is building and purchasing a safe and affordable home. Her eyes light up as she talks about her new home and how it will change the lives of her husband and children. Norma, along with her husband Samuel and their three children Samuel…