Wilson Habitat for Humanity

 

Wilson Habitat for Humanity began two homes in May for future Habitat homeowners who are working to achieve the stability of homeownership, announced Jeff Bennett, Director of Divisions, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. According to Bennett, these two homes will bring the total to 88  Habitat for Humanity homes built in Wilson County.

“Lives are truly being changed in Wilson County. Eighty-eight households have experienced the life-changing opportunity of homeownership through the Wilson Habitat ministry. This would not be possible without the outpouring of support we receive from our local community. Together, we are putting God’s love into action to build homes, communities and hope,” says Bennett.

Future Habitat Homeowners

 

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Future Habitat homeowner, FranQuita, with sponsors House That Love Built 2.

FranQuita and her daughter, who is 2 years old, both live with her parents. While FranQuita appreciates the love and support from her parents, she realizes it is time to make her own way in the world and she believes the foundation for that is homeownership. She applied for a traditional mortgage and was pre-approved but she couldn’t find a home in her price range. Several friends own Habitat for Humanity homes and encouraged her to apply for Habitat’s homeownership program. She did and was thrilled to learn she met the qualifications. Sponsor: The House That Love Built 2.

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Future Habitat homeowners, Kayi and Folly, on the first day of their build.

Kayi and Folly are in desperate need of more space. For nine years, the family has lived in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. The couple’s three children, ages 3 to 11, are accustomed to hearing gunshots in their neighborhood and go hide in the bedroom,” says Kayi. Their current apartment complex does not have a play area and the children feel unsafe outside. The family is very excited about the possibility of a safer environment. Sponsors: Providence Church, Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS, Hillcrest Baptist Church, College Hills Church of Christ, First United Methodist Church of Lebanon, Cook’s United Methodist Church, Middle Tennessee Electric Sharing Change.

 


2021 Wilson Golf Challenge

Save the date for the 13th Annual Wilson Habitat Golf Challenge!

Support Habitat's work in Wilson County by participating in the 13th annual Golf Challenge!  Individuals and teams are welcome.  Sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses and companies.  Check web site for what is included in each sponsorship!

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE! For questions please email us at wilsongolf@habitatnashville.org.

You can also contact Doug Mathis at doug.mathis@gmail.com.


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 83 homes and renovated three, serving 86 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.

 


2021 Wilson Community Board

Tom Wallace (Chair)
Tyler Allen (Vice Chair)
Keith Boykin
Nikki Butler
Glenn Chambers
Kate Dailey
Scott Harris
Gayle Hibbert
Kenneth Lowe
Lee Marshall
Doug Mathis
Robin Morthel
Robert Pick
John Presley
Greg Smith
Annette Stafford