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Next Habitat build dates in Wilson County are May 20, 2017 and June 3, 2017. For more information about how you can get involved, contact Director Tory Tredway at 615.453.4439.


APRIL 5 AT 11:30 a.m.:
Wilson Habitat for Humanity will be hosting its annual Houses of Hope luncheon Wednesday, April 5 at the Capitol Theatre, 110 West Main Street. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at noon with Demetria Kalodimos, news anchor for WSMV Channel 4, as this year’s guest speaker, announced Tory Tredway, director Wilson Habitat for Humanity. 

The Houses of Hope program will feature current and future homeowners who will talk about the impact of owning a home. Three community awards will be presented to local individuals and organizations who have supported affordable homeownership in the community:  Spirit of Volunteerism, Spirit of Habitat, and Community Partnership Award. To attend this year’s event, or for more information about Wilson Habitat for Humanity, contact Tredway at



Wilson Celebrates 69th Home Build with New Homeowner Rosa

New Habitat homeowner Rosa cut the ribbon to her new home in December with the help of a lot of friends!  “We are thankful for the participation of each sponsoring company and group! said Director Tory Tredway.  " Without their involvement, this build would not have been possible.  Building this home for Rosa and her 6-year-old son was truly a community effort.”


For the past two years, Rosa and her son have lived in what she felt was an unsafe environment and they dealt with mold issus, which caused her son to have asthma. Rosa hopes the journey to homeownership will show her son that he can afford a home one day too. Rosa hopes to become an elementary school teacher like she was in Peru. 


Rosa expressed her appreciation, “First of all, I would like to thank God for making this possible.  I also thank the Habitat team for their great help.  I would also like to thank all the volunteers who came out to help build.  I’m excited for this journey in my life.  May God bless everyone, and I am deeply grateful from the bottom of my heart.”


Sponsors for the build include: Manheim Nashville, St. Stephen Catholic Community, The Memorial Foundation, A.O. Smith Foundation/Lochinvar, First Tennessee Bank, Spectra Energy, Rotary Club of Lebanon Foundation, Inc., Wilson County Whip Crackin’ Rodeo, and Georgia-Pacific Foundation, Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds, PLLC; and WestRock.




Wilson Dedicates 68th Home


Wilson Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 68th home for new Habitat homeowner Jeanie Schoenbachler with sponsors Daniel and Karen Dugan and North America Administrators on Sunday. This was the fourth consecutive year that the Dugans and NAA have fully sponsored a Habitat home in Wilson County. Linda “Jeanie” is the proud single mother of a 17-year-old daughter who is a senior at Wilson Central High School. Jeanie moved to Hermitage in the ‘70s with family where she attended DuPont High School. Her brother played football for Cumberland University in the early ‘90s and Jeanie says she has always loved the area and that she is excited to finally become a homeowner.  Jeanie has worked as a hairdresser in the Nashville area for more than 30 years.


Jeanie says that she feels “blessed, excited and very thankful” to the sponsors and volunteers who sponsored her home and worked with her on the build site. Jeanie has attended Habitat homeownership classes prior to starting construction on her home where she learned to budget for a mortgage, maintain her home, and live more sustainably, and she has also volunteered at the Habitat ReStore. “Owning a home is the kind of stability that we have always wanted,” she says. 



The next Wilson Habitat home build is scheduled for Nov. 5.



Spring 2016

Wilson Habitat starts construction on its 67th home build

 Demicheal “Micheal” grew up in the Edgehill area of south Nashville and he is the proud father of three children. He says he loved growing up in a city known for its music. He currently works for Varsity Facility Services, which is the cleaning services company since August of 2013. Micheal graduated from Middle Tennessee State University recently with a bachelor’s degree in publishing. Micheal's home dedication is set for Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m.


Micheal says that his rent has increased every year that he has renewed the lease. He tried to purchase a home with a traditional mortgage last year but did not qualify. He did qualify for the Habitat homeownership program and he is happy that the money he is paying towards rent will soon be going toward purchasing his own home.


“I feel blessed partnering with Habitat for Humanity with more blessings to come,” Micheal says. To his sponsors and volunteers, he says, “You have a big heart and I could not have done it without your help.”  


Sponsors for that build include: Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care, Inc.; The Memorial Foundation; College Hills Church of Christ; Cracker Barrel Foundation; First United Methodist Church; Generation Changers Church; Maple Hill Church of Christ; Mt. Juliet Church of Christ; Providence United Methodist Church; St. Stephen Catholic Community; The Bridge Fellowship; and Linda Rising.

Wilson Habitat Dedicates 66th Home

Wilson Habitat dedicated its 66th home Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m. for a low-income family as part of a Publix Super Markets Charities $4 million grant to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast. Publix associates who have been out on the build site four weekends helping future Wilson Habitat homeowner Celeste build her new Habitat home, was there to help her celebrate on Sunday.


“The volunteers from Publix have been great!  We appreciate the emphasis that the company places on community involvement.  We have witnessed firsthand what a difference Publix is able to make locally.  The financial contribution to sponsor this build is significant, but we could not have built this home without the Publix employees,” says Tory Tredway, director of Wilson Habitat. 


Celeste, the proud mother of two daughters, explains why she applied for the Habitat homeownership program. “I want to show my children that you never say never.  Through dedication and hard work dreams can come true.”


Wilson Houses of Hope Celebrates Homeownership in Lebanon

Wilson Houses of Hope was held recently at the Capitol Theatre downtown celebrating affordable housing in Wilson County. Event Chair and Chair of Wilson Habitat Community Board Joe Ali welcomed guests followed by a blessing by Tim Parish, Maple Hill Church of Christ. Music was provided by Linda McKenzie and Dr. Paul Stumb, president of Cumberland University, was the guest speaker. The Spirit of Volunteerism was awarded to Greg Smith; Spirit of Habitat went to Lebanon First United Methodist Church; and the Community Partnership Award was presented to Spectra Energy.



Sponsors of this year's Houses of Hope:




History of Wilson Habitat

The work of Wilson Habitat began in 1992 with their first home built in 1994, which is still occupied by the original homeowner who paid off her mortgage with the help from an anonymous donor in 2014. Wilson Habitat has now built 65 homes and renovated three, serving 68 families. In May 2012, Wilson Habitat conducted its first Blitz Build, completing a house in five consecutive days with the support of 30 businesses from local construction industries.


2016 Wilson Community Board

Joe Ali




Bobby Arnold

Rob Baughman




Michelle Brooks-Young

 Steve Brown




Lynda Burge

 Joni Cochran




Debra Dishmon

Trey Geisenhoffer




Jerry Kennon

Kim Lacy




J.B. Loper

Robin Morthel




Kyle Musice

David Pierce




David Rhodes

Robin Sistad




David Sloan, II

Lindsay Smith




Tom Wallace

Derrick Wilson






Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.