A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1988, Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity (JCHFH), an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501c3 non-profit Christian ministry that works with people of all faiths to eliminate sub-standard housing in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
WHAT WE BUILD
We build, rehabilitate and sell simple, decent and affordable housing to families whose income falls within 50% - 70% of the county’s median household income (adjusted annually). To qualify for homeownership, a family must demonstrate:
- A Need for Housing
- The Ability to Pay a no-interest or low-interest Mortgage
- The Willingness to Partner with Jefferson County Habitat
HOW WE WORK
We partner with individuals, churches, businesses and civic organizations who share our vision. These Covenant Partners provide some of the upfront cost of building homes. Their contributions, combined with homeowner mortgage payments and proceeds from our ReStore, create a revenue stream that enables Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity to build more houses and serve more families.
In 2017: Tennessee ranks the largest builder of Habitat homes in the United States.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.