Tyra and her family

Although she has spent her life working hard and caring for her family, Tyra never thought she would be able to afford a home. But her point-of-view changed when a coworker told her about Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. Tyra has been employed with a large retailer since 2010, where she has worked as an associate…

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Simon and Ester Nai Pai Hem

Simon and Ester Simon Htang and Ester Nai Pai Hem live with their two children, Augustine and Cecilia. They have lived in Knoxville for over three years. Simon has experienced some health issues that require dialysis equipment, and their current living space is too cramped to comfortably hold these crucial materials. Despite his health, Simon…

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Allison and her family

Every family needs a home where they can feel comfortable and secure. Marie Walker knew that she needed a better home for her four daughters Krista (11), McKenzie (9), Kaylee (5), and Makaelyn (4). Marie and her daughters currently live with her friend because the condition of the house they were renting previously became impossible…

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Shannon and her family

Shannon is a determined lady. In early 2014, she came out of a bad marriage and was left with nothing to her name except for debt, two young sons and a new baby due later that summer. When Shannon gathered the courage to start over, she mustered determination to make a better life for her…

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Tanisha and her family

Tanisha is an ultimate example of a strong woman that never gives up … on life, her family or herself. She is a single mother to three beautiful children: Kenadi and twins Jalia and Jaden. Together, this sweet family enjoys soccer (both girls play locally), dancing and going to the park. As the mother of a…

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