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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat family partnerships enable dignity of life for those who choose it and work to achieve it, help to create safer neighborhoods for more children, and facilitate a pathway of hope for those we serve. The success of our mission is ensured through the generous help of our caring community of donors and volunteers, who help us Build Better Lives.
Danny Herron, President and CEO
Lucile Houseworth, CAO
John Roberts, CFO
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville serves four counties: Davidson, Wilson, Dickson and Cheatham, with ReStores located in Davidson, Wilson and Dickson counties. Since it was established in 1985, Habitat of Greater Nashville has built or recycled more than 875 homes, more than 675 locally, and served more than 2,000 family members including 1,450 children. Habitat of Greater Nashville is ranked as the 21st largest residential builder in Middle Tennessee and is in the top 30 of national Habitat affiliates in number of homes built. Habitat of Greater Nashville has received numerous awards for green building practices and sustainability, recently earning the fifth consecutive Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR 2014 Award for Sustained Excellence.
Build Locations: Building Better Lives
Since 2003, Habitat has been building better lives by creating communities as well as embarking on builds in existing neighborhoods in south Nashville. In 2015, builds are scheduled in the Antioch neighborhoods of Hallmark (map) and Monticello.
Park Preserve (map), located in north Davidson County, is an all-Habitat neighborhood with convenient access to public schools and transportation. This 200+ acre neighborhood offers Craftsman style homes with brick accents built to ENERGY STAR® certifications. Park Preserve features outdoor green space and also a rain garden to help filter storm water run off. Habitat will resume building in Park Preserve in 2016.
Habitat purchased land for Timberwood (map) in northwest Davidson County in 2007, beginning construction in 2008. As a result of a $780,000 matching challenge from an anonymous donor in March 2010, the last 26 homes in the Timberwood community were completed in September 2010, an entire year ahead of schedule. Grants, corporate sponsorships, and private contributions from more than 300 donors provided the funds needed to match the donation, and an army of volunteers arrived to help complete the largest build in agency history.
Timberwood is now home to 112 families living in ENERGY STAR® certified, single family, three- to five-bedroom frame homes with approximately 1,100-1,500 square feet. In addition to ENERGY STAR® certifications, the homes built in 2010 were constructed according to LEED for Homes standards.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville saw a vision come to life with its first affordable housing community, Providence Park (map). Home to 134 families, the 43-acre subdivision is located in southeastern Nashville between Harding Place and I-24. Habitat received the land from Centex Corporation, making it the largest land donation ever given in the history of Habitat of Greater Nashville and Habitat for Humanity International, and broke ground on their first homes in 2003. The subdivision was completed in 2007—one year ahead of schedule—with the help of more than 35,000 volunteers and donors and with more than $4.5 million raised and invested by private sector funding generated by Habitat of Greater Nashville.