Tag Archives: Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County

‘Kindness,’ yard-sign campaign helps build Habitat homes

The ‘Be Kind’ yard signs popping up around town are helping Habitat build affordable homes in Clarksville.

The campaign was started by Immaculate Conception School as a way to spread a positive message and help several local nonprofit groups, including Habitat for Humanity.

The signs read ‘BE KIND,’ in big bold letters along with the hashtag #angelsofkindness.

The signs sell for $10 each with proceeds going to Habitat, The Food Initiative, Tender Paws Animal Therapy of Clarksville, SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced, and Clarksville Urban Ministries’ Safe Place.

“We’re grateful to be included among the organizations benefiting from such a positive movement,” said Habitat President Kevin Underwood. 

“We’re all stronger when we work together and I’m especially grateful for the people of Clarksville that will reap the benefits of this through these great organizations.” Underwood said.

Signs are available for purchase from Immaculate Conception School (1901 Madison St.) Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Habitat provides a hand up – not a hand out!

Habitat-House-Dedication-ClarksvilleHabitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee is always accepting applications for its homeowner program. Executive director Shelby Logsdon said the non-profit Christian organization’s mission is to provide “a hand up, not a hand out” by partnering with qualified families to provide decent, safe, affordable housing.

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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 provided to qualified families who are able to afford a zero-interest, 20-year mortgage.

“An important requirement of the program 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 and in the future.”

“Habitat has been building homes in here for over 20 years and yet there are still misconceptions about us in the community,” said Logsdon. “We are offering a hand up and not a hand out for our partner families through the pride involved with homeownership. No one should have to live in substandard housing and we continue to work to eliminate that in Clarksville and Montgomery County.”

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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 for Humanity ReStore Partners with Women Build 2012

Clarksville, TN (May 31, 2012) – The Women Build 2012 Committee of the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee announces their partnership with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore is donating a portion of their sales through May and June 2012 to the Women Build 2012 project.

The women involved with Women Build 2012 are building a 2-bedroom house for a Habitat partner family at 127 Brooks Alley. Carolyn, a single, retired, disabled mother of adult children living outside the home, is excited to be the recipient of the Women Build house.

“We are pleased to support the Women Build house. Carolyn is a dedicated volunteer in the ReStore and we wanted to support her house build in a unique way. We have pink tags throughout the ReStore to let customers know a portion of their purchase will go towards the Women Build home,” noted Kathryn Norbeck-Dayley, ReStore Manager.

Work has already begun on the lot. Volunteers will be asked to sign-up for certain shifts depending on their interests – framing, electrical, siding, insulation, drywall, interior trim, painting, cabinets, hardware, and landscaping. We anticipate volunteer work on the house to begin June 13th. Individual and group volunteers are welcome to register for Women Build at www.habitatmctn.org “Get Involved.”

“We are excited to see the house build start and to announce the collaboration with ReStore. The partnership between the ReStore and the Women Build project is a new and exciting way to raise awareness and funds towards our goal,” explained Shelby Logsdon, Executive Director.

The Women Build Committee is a group of about 20 women who have assumed the challenge to fundraise, organize construction and special events, and recruit volunteers. They are they have raised over 50 percent of their funding goal and registered over 100 volunteers. The Women Build Committee has received major sponsorships from Budweiser, Clarksville Home Builders Association, F&M Bank, Fast Train Property Management, Freedom Title Services, Keller Williams Realty, Robert Chaney, Target Leadership and an anonymous donor in the building industry along with many other donations and pledges from several more businesses and individuals to provide lunch for volunteers and contractors on Saturdays throughout the build.

“We want to thank the businesses and individuals who have donated to Women Build to date. We also want to thank all the contractors who have agreed to donate labor, supplies and services to the Women Build project. This house could not be built without the generous support from everyone coming together to provide the opportunity for Carolyn and her family to have a new and affordable home,” noted Liz Vatovec, Women Build Construction Manager and owner of NV Homes. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Affiliate at (931) 645-4222.



About Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN

Since 1992, Habitat has partnered with 78 qualified families who invest sweat equity into building simple, decent and affordable housing to achieve homeownership through a twenty-year, zero-interest mortgage. Habitat collaborates with faith, civic, and business organizations who envision neighborhood revitalization through new home construction.  www.habitatmctn.org

About Women Build

The mission of HFHI’s Women Build program is to enable U.S. and international affiliates to recruit, educate and nurture women to build—and advocate for—simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.  Since 1995, Women Build groups have built over 1,900 homes.  www.habitat.org

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s is a major sponsor and underwriter of Women Build. Lowe’s sponsors National Women Build Week each year, provides competitive grant opportunities and offers free how-to clinics for U.S. Women Build affiliates. Lowe’s committed more than $1.3 million to National Women Build Week 2011. They are also providing $5,000 Lowe’s store gift cards and event support materials to more than 250 Habitat affiliates. www.lowes.com

‘Build Louder’ with Habitat November newsletter

In this issue of the Habitat for Humanity November newsletter…

:: Two families approved for Habitat partnership
:: Habitat registering for ‘Women Build’ program
:: HFH, Sango UMC prepare for 2011 Scamper Road Race
:: Recreate Fall Festival with Habitat ReStore
:: Pathfinders Give Time, Provide Muscle for a Good Cause
:: We ‘heart’ ReStore

Pathfinders Give Time, Provide Muscle for a Good Cause

October 27, 2011,  Clarksville, TN — Pathfinders of F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, volunteered their time to help refurbish the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore downtown here Sept. 10.

The Twenty-one Pathfinders, due to the nature of their job, were able to complete the task in half the time it was expected to take.

Working with Habitat for Humanity was a great opportunity, said 1st Lt. Curtis G. Cullen, F Co., 5th Bat., 101st CAB General Support Platoon leader. The Pathfinders role in the deconstruction work was also something that they were able to excel at.

“As far as a community effort, it matches our company’s personality pretty well,” he said. “It’s a great organization, and the work they asked us to do is in line with what we’re good at.”