Applications are currently closed.

On July 26, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity will be accepting a very limited number of applications.

These applications will be for our next cohort of families to building the Ellen’s Glen subdivision in Strawberry Plains. Please call CharLee Howard at 865-357-2078 on July 26 at 9 am. Calls before 9 am will not be counted. You must leave a voicemail with your name and phone number only, longer voicemails keep others from leaving messages. We will be accepting 10 applicants for appointments on a first come first serve basis, using the order of the voicemails. CharLee will call back only the first 10 in the order voicemails are received to inform you and to set up an application meeting. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity does not keep a waiting list for our program, but in the rare circumstance that one of the 10 prospective applicants is a no-call no-show for their appointment, the next voicemail in line will be called.

Please note that Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is a first homebuyer program and does not provide crisis or immediate housing. Our program generally takes a year to complete. During the application process we will be verifying your income, assets and debts using the following documents provided by you: 3 years of signed tax returns, 3 years of W2’s, 2 months of bank statements, Applicable award letters for Social Security, SSDI, Child Support, alimony, etc. 2 consecutive paystubs, any paid off items for your credit report, divorce decrees, and a $20 application fee.

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity understands Knoxville has an urgent and growing need for affordable homeownership and we hope to grow our capacity to serve even more families in Knoxville in the future.

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian ministry that works with people of all faiths to “build homes, communities and hope” in Knox County. We build and sell affordable homes to hardworking families in need of housing.

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity partners with families in Knox County to help them build a place they can call home. Working alongside volunteers, Knoxville Habitat homeowners put in 300 hours of sweat equity as they help build their own homes.

To qualify for homeownership through the Knoxville Habitat program, a family must:

  • Demonstrate a need for housing.
  • Have the ability to repay a 30-year, zero-interest mortgage.
  • Be willing to partner with the Habitat ministry by attending homeownership classes to learn skills in home maintenance and financial management and by working to build their homes and the homes of others.

Veterans can inquire about Habitat for Heroes by reaching out directly to Jamila Williams, Family Advocate/Loan Originator, at or (865) 523-3539 ext 110 OR Rick Garner, Head of Veteran Services, at or (865) 523-3539 ext 111.

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is pledged to a policy of equal opportunity. All decisions regarding the provision of program services are made without regard to the race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status or disability of an applicant, their household members or surrounding community. Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer. 


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