Walls Are Up on the 2022 Build Season
With the median home price in Cheatham County at $357,000, trending up 25% year after year, Habitat for Humanity future homeowner, LaTonya Davis, is grateful to begin building her new Habitat home with sponsors and volunteers on Saturday, March 5 in Cheatham County.
LaTonya says she needs more peace and tranquility. At her current residence, she says the crime is escalating from drug trafficking to actually finding a dead body near her driveway. In addition to raising her 16-year-old son, she gained custody of her three nieces when her mother passed away last year making a stable housing payment even more vital for her growing family.
She was attending financial classes at Christian Community Services and they encouraged her to apply for a Habitat for Humanity home. She says she is so glad she did. “With the way the economy is, it makes you think you need to get three jobs just to get ahead. I shouldn’t have to feel that way,” she says.
LaTonya has worked as a security officer since 2015. She graduated from Daymar College, earning an associate in business management degree. “When I become a homeowner, I won’t have to worry about the rent going up every year,” she explains.
Sponsors include: A.O. Smith, RBS, Inc., Donnie Kemp Memorial Build Day, Gateway Church, United Way of Greater Nashville, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Legends Bank, HCA Foundation/TriStar Ashland City Medical Center, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Whirlpool Corp., U.S. Bank Foundation, David McCullough Memorial Gift.
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. Since then 10 Habitat homes have been built for hardworking families in Cheatham County. For more information about supporting, volunteering, or applying for a Habitat home, contact Bennett at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheatham Community Council