Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit 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 500 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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