in Rutherford County
Seeking to put Godís love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
FEATURED EVENTS & BUILDS
We're excited to START BUILDING this Friday! Sign up to volunteer from now to Sept. 24!
Thrivent Builds "Faith Build": July 22 - Sept 24We're extremely honored to be chosen for a grant from Thrivent Financial for Thrivent Builds! The purpose of this "Faith Build" is to bring together churches and faith gropups from across the county and put our "Faith into Action"!
Churches: Please see how YOU can be involved! Update, click here!
See PHOTOS from the Thrivent Builds "Panel Build"!
DOW PHOTO CONTEST
Vote NOWfor our RCHFH photo to help us win a $7,500 grant from @DowCorps. Please VOTE and SHARE our photo of Future Homeowner Doris and volunteers installing Dow "blue board" on a recent Habitat house. Voting is open until the end of the day on July 31st, and you can vote once every 24 hours! #WelcomeHome
Future Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Doris has been completing her 400 hours of “sweat equity” by working on Habitat construction sites in Rutherford County, Tennessee, including this for the 2016 Home Builders Blitz. Doris loves learning how a home is built, from the slab and framing to the insulation and interior finishes. This first-hand experience will help her when it’s time to maintain her own home. Doris was excited to see how the “blue board”, Dow’s Styrofoam™ Brand Residential Sheathing Insulation, is easily installed and to learn what quality insulation means for her and fellow Habitat Homeowners. Like many Habitat Families, Doris has been living in an old apartment with poor energy efficiency. Not only has she been paying over 30% of her income on housing, but her utility bills have been three times what they should be due to poor construction. This is very common for low-income households. Because Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity’s houses are Energy Star certified, tightly sealed and well insulated, homeowners typically see a 50% decrease in utility bills. In addition, the Habitat 0-interest monthly mortgage averages $460 as opposed to the area’s Fair Market Value for housing of $800-$1000. So Habitat Homeowners have immediate savings in both monthly housing costs and utility bills! Knowing that her house will be well-built, easy to maintain, energy efficient and affordable for her income, will give Doris the peace of mind, stability and pride to make her house a very comfortable home sweet home and a dream-come-true.