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Apostles Build Ground Breaking May 6, 2017

Twelve Clarksville churches to build a Habitat for Humanity house

Members of our local churches, Habitat board and staff members and some equally excited children started using their shovels.

Yesterday morning, twelve churches with shovels in hand ceremonially broke ground to start building a home for Christina Silva and her three children. The smiles were eager and warm as all gathered.  Erica Outlaw, new Executive Director of Montgomery Co TN, opened with a prayer.  All churches participated in the short service bringing unity and excitement to this special build.

Ms Silva, who lost most of her possessions in a fire last week, expressed gratitude for many things in her life. Even with the tragedy last week, she said she was grateful that her children
were nowhere near their home when the fire broke out, having organizations assisting her with clothing and other needs to get for her family and that soon she will be in a permanent home for her family she helped build with Habitat for Humanity

Ready to Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Purchase Your New Home?

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee is currently accepting applications from new potential homeowners. We are always looking for new partner families to join our homeowner program.

Download our application and turn it in to the office anytime.

One of the most important criteria Habitat looks at in the application process is a family’s need for decent and affordable housing. Another is the family’s ability to pay the mortgage and utilities for a Habitat home. Habitat homes are built and sold to qualified families who are able to afford a zero-interest, 20-year mortgage.

“An important requirement of the program is that applicants are able to be active partners,” said Logsdon. “A single adult is required to complete at least 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’ towards the construction of their home and the homes of other Habitat families. A family with two or more adults is required to complete at least 500 hours of sweat equity.” Participants must also participate in a monthly homeowner education seminar on subjects ranging from home repairs to budgeting. The goal of the program is to ease the transition from having a landlord to being a homeowner.

Logsdon notes that “Habitat is dependent on funding from the community to help continue building decent and affordable housing for Clarksville and Montgomery County.  Our housing ministry could not exist without the generous support of many community partners over the years, now and in the future.”

“Habitat has been building homes here for 24 years and yet there are still misconceptions about us in the community,” said Logsdon. “We are offering a hand-up, not a hand-out, for our partner families through the pride involved with building and purchasing their own home. No one should have to live in substandard housing and we strive to eliminate that in Clarksville and Montgomery County.”

Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing lender and does not discriminate in the financing of homes based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.

Habitat Celebrates 2 New Homeowners

We are excited to announce that Habitat will dedicate 2 new homes to our newest hard-working and dedicated homeowners on Sunday, January 31st starting at 2pm. The community celebration will begin at 2748 Ann Drive and then we will travel to 1329 Poplar Court.  Please come out and help us celebrate.

“What a great way to start a new year with 2 new dedications,” stated Shelby Logsdon, executive director.  “Many local businesses and supporters helped build these homes. We particularly want to thank Todd Halliday of The Halliday Company Inc., a local home builder, with their sponsorship and dedication in building one of these homes. Madison Street United Methodist Church, led by Donnie Mitchell, owner of Wall Windows & Glass, sponsored and coordinated the construction of our other new home. Our families invested between 250-500 hours of sweat equity toward the building of their homes with the final hours spent working side by side with all the volunteers and supporters.”

Habitat hopes to build at least 3 new homes in 2016.  We need more sponsors to make this happen! Home sponsorships are an ideal way for organizations and business to invest in the Clarksville community, develop team esprit décor while building stable housing in partnership with Habitat families.  Contact Habitat at 931-645-4222 for more information on how to become involved.

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 3 New Homeowners on April 12th

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee will dedicate 3 new homes to our newest hard-working and dedicated homeowners on Sunday, April 12th at 2pm. The community celebration will start at one of the newly built homes at 129 Brooks Alley, located near Commerce Street and Glenn Street. From there we will travel to 218 Oak Street and 41 Chestnut Drive.

Please come out and help us celebrate.

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Habitat board member Mark Zirkle helps out on a house!

 

“We are elated to celebrate with these 3 dedications this Sunday for our newest homeowners,” stated Shelby Logsdon, executive director.  “So many local businesses and supporters helped build these homes. We particularly want to thank Richard Eskildson of Eskildson & Wickham Partners, a local home builder, with their sponsorship and dedication in building one of these homes. Our Board of Directors stepped up with family and friends to build another. The Habitat ReStore sponsored the third home. Each of the families invested over 250 hours each of sweat equity toward the building of their homes with the final hours spent working side by side with all the volunteers and supporters.”

 

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Map for April 12th dedications

Habitat hopes to build at least 3 homes in 2015.  We need more sponsors to make this happen! Home sponsorships are an ideal way for organizations and business to invest in the Clarksville community, develop team esprit décor while building stable housing in partnership with Habitat families.  Contact Habitat at 931-645-4222 for more information on how to become involved.

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