On Tuesday, July 13, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, community and business leaders as well as individual supporters gathered to celebrate a new neighborhood that will be called “home” by 35 families who live and work in Knox County.
Ellen’s Glen, named in honor of Knoxville Habitat founder Ellen “Sis” Roddy Mitchell, will include sidewalks, underground utilities and 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes with single-car garages. In 1985, Mitchell said “yes” to helping families build and purchase affordable homes by founding the Knoxville affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Now, over 35 years later, Knoxville Habitat has partnered with over 700 families and will continue to build upon Mitchell’s legacy through 35 homes. We are so excited to start this neighborhood and thank all our volunteers and donors who have made this momentous milestone happen.
The Ellen’s Glen neighborhood is funded in part by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and Knox County Community Development.
For more information on ways to support Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, visit here or call 865-523-3539.