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Tennessee Habitat for Humanity ranks fifth in new house production

Tennessee Habitat for Humanity ranks fifth in new house production

Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5:01 pm

Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee Inc. (HFHT), a nonprofit, statewide support organization, strives to provide services related to advocacy, training and resource development to Tennessee’s 51 Habitat for Humanity affiliates who serve 63 counties to build and sell simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.
In addition to being a centralized resource for Habitat offices around the state, HFHT works toward establishing partnerships with corporations and government agencies to further the mission of the Habitat program in Tennessee.
The organization’s vision is for all Tennessee affiliates to be healthy organizationally, financially and spiritually, with the ability and capacity to eliminate poverty housing from their communities.
Tennessee Habitat affiliates are ranked fifth in the nation in Habitat new house production for fiscal year 2010.
Those involved celebrated the 3,000th new home built and sold in Tennessee in early 2010, helping over 11,000 children and working, income-eligible adults purchase stable and affordable homes they can call their own.
Home builds have added over $270 million to the tax base in Tennessee and have served more than 3,500 families, either in new home construction or rehabs.
In addition, tithes of $3.4 million have helped 1,318 international partner families realize their dreams of affordable home ownership.
Homebuyers have under a 2.9 percent foreclosure rate, according to a statement from the organization.

Published in The Messenger 11.7.12

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