Applications are currently closed.

Please note that Knoxville Habitat is a first homebuyer program and does not provide crisis or immediate housing. We are currently only building in Ellen’s Glen subdivision in Strawberry Plains.

Knoxville Habitat understands Knoxville has an urgent and growing need for affordable homeownership, and we hope to grow our capacity to serve even more Knoxville families in the future. We keep a complete record of our calls and voicemails but do not keep a waiting list so that everyone has an equal chance each application round. The first place we will announce the next round of applications will be here on our website.

If you have further application questions, please contact Family Services at

The Knoxville Habitat for Humanity first time homebuyers program takes up to a year or more to complete. During the application process, we will verify assets and debts by using the following documentation provided by you:

  • Income*
  • 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
  • 2 consecutive paystubs
  • Paid off items for your credit report
  • Divorce decrees
  • $20 application fee
  • Other documentation, as needed

*Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has a minimum and maximum income updated annually based on family size and numbers provided by HUD.


Affordable homeownership opportunities for Knoxville families.

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. 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: 

  • Have a need for housing. 
  • Have the ability to repay an affordable 30-year mortgage.* 
  • Be willing to partner with the Habitat ministry by attending homeownership classes such as home maintenance and financial management and by working to build their homes and the homes of others.

*Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has a minimum and maximum income updated annually based on family size and numbers provided by HUD


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.