Our Story

Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Clarksville-Montgomery County area and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience.

Our Vision

We see Clarksville-Montgomery County as a region where hard-working families can own homes in healthy, safe neighborhoods with access to jobs, transportation, and quality schools.

Our Work

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

Since 1992, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee has partnered with more than 100 qualified low-income families and individuals to revitalize neighborhoods throughout Clarksville-Montgomery County through new home construction.  We have also partnered with more than 60 families in different countries across the globe through our annual tithe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Habitat for Humanity does not give homes away. We believe in giving community members a hand up, not a hand out. We do this by partnering with families who are in need, willing to provide sweat equity, and have the ability to repay a zero-interest mortgage over a 20-year period. Typically, their total annual income is less than half the area median income.

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County is a volunteer-driven organization. We depend on volunteers to help us with construction, office tasks, in the ReStore, and on  various committees. You don’t have to be a skilled construction worker to volunteer with Habitat. We also depend on individual donations and sponsorships to fund the needed materials for our projects. Please email info@habitatmctn.org for more information.

Volunteers, donors, and sponsors are imperative in our work to eliminate substandard housing in our community. Donors and sponsors provide the funds to buy needed materials and tools. Volunteers provide labor, which helps us keep costs down — and hopes up.

Partner families apply for homeownership with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County and are approved by our Homeowner Selection Committee and Board of Directors. Applicants go through a rigorous process to obtain a low-cost mortgage through Habitat. 

Sweat equity is volunteer work. Partner families are responsible for sweat equity hours, which may be accomplished through construction or repair of the partner family’s house and/or the houses of others, providing food for volunteers, working in the Habitat ReStore or Habitat office, and attending homeownership classes.

Habitat for Humanity was in fact started in 1976 in Americus, GA by the late Millard Fuller and his wife Linda. President Carter and his wife Rosalynn (whose home is eight miles from Americus, in Plains, GA), have been longtime Habitat supporters and volunteers who help bring national attention to the organization’s house-building work. Each year, they lead the Jimmy Carter Work Project to help build houses and raise awareness of the need for affordable housing. The Jimmy Carter Work Project will be in Memphis, TN in 2016!

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