Knoxville Habitat for Humanity partners with families in Knox County to help them build a place they can call home. Knoxville Habitat homeowners put in 500 hours of sweat equity and then work alongside volunteers as they help build their own homes.

The required sweat equity hours are acquired through our homeownership education program that includes classes on budgeting, home repair, construction, how to be a good neighbor and more. Future homeowners can also earn hours from volunteer work, and even children can help earn hours through good grades on their report cards.

After helping in the construction of their home, homeowners then purchase their home and pay an affordable zero-percent interest mortgage.

The self empowerment created by this opportunity helps homeowner families eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. We believe that with a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.

To read more about the how homeownership has helped hundreds of Habitat families in Knoxville, read the results of our most recent Outcomes and Impact study.

To learn more about the families that have partnered with Knoxville Habitat and changed their lives for generations to come, check out their Success Stories.

To learn more about applying for the homeowner program, click here.


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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