Linda Celebrates the Joys of Homeownership
Linda got very emotional in June when she received the keys to her new Habitat home. She had been working two jobs to keep a roof over her head. In early 2020, she retired from Tennessee State University where she worked as a security guard for the last 13 years. Being able to affordrent and expenses on a fixed income proved to be impossible, so she maintained her part-time security job.
Linda has three grown sons, 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A native of Middle Tennessee, she loves living in Cheatham County and wants to stay close to her family who also live in Cheatham County. With her new Habitat home, her housing cost decreased from 41 percent of her income to 23 percent of her income.
To her sponsors she expressed gratitude and said she is so excited about “all of it. I am so excited to sit on my front porch and sip tea and to be able to take it easy in my new Habitat home.”
To listen to a short video clip of her story, click HERE.
Sponsors: The David McCullough Memorial Gift, The HCA Healthcare Foundation, A.O. Smith Foundation, Inc., RBS, Inc. Donnie Kemp Memorial Gift, United Way of Greater Nashville, Legends Bank, U.S. Bank Foundation, Walmart #1226, Ashland City Free Will Baptist, Johnny and Paula Melton, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and Gateway Church.
History of Cheatham Habitat for Humanity
When Habitat of Greater Nashville worked to help residents in Cheatham County after the devastating floods of 2010, it became evident that the work was far from finished. A desire to have a permanent advocate for quality, affordable housing turned into the Cheatham Habitat. This commitment, along with many other volunteers and donors, saw the completion of Cheatham County's first Habitat house in 2011 and as of 2019 nine Habitat homes have been built for hardworking families in Cheatham County.
Cheatham Community Board