About Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Founded in 1989, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally, in Rutherford County, and worldwide, through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. 

Using volunteer labor, in-kind donations, discounted materials and tax-deductible donations, Habitat works in partnership with people in need to build simple decent homes sold at no profit and no interest.

All are welcome

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith. 

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.  

Habitat Partner Families

Partner Families are selected by a committee of volunteers based on their level of need; willingness to become partners in the Habitat program; and their ability to make a small down-payment, pay a mortgage, and sustain long-term home ownership responsibilities. Homeowner mortgage payments are recycled through a "Fund for Humanity" used to help cover costs of future homes.

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Habitat does NOT give houses away. In addition to supporting the program through mortgage payments, Habitat Partner Families are required to invest 400 "sweat equity" hours by helping with construction to serve as a portion of their down payment. A hand-up, not a handout, Habitat instills a sense of self esteem in its families through the joy of homeownership that promotes success in other aspects of their lives.

The pride of Habitat homeowners is contagious. The "home improvement" bug often bites neighbors when a new Habitat homeowner moves in. Habitat homes improve neighborhood property values and overall neighborhood appearance.

Habitat worksites are places to build relationships as well as houses. This self-help solution to the problem of substandard housing brings together families in need and Habitat volunteers and supporters who are committed to making a difference in their community.

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Building Green

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) takes pride in building to the highest standards of energy efficiency, durability, and sustainability. All of our homes built since 2006 are Energy Star qualified. RCHFH continues to maintain a 100% Energy Star commitment.

Every home built by Rutherford County Habitat is third party inspected to verify standards are met or exceeded. Efforts to make our homes superior are too numerous to list Careful site planning, tight air sealing, added insulation, and efficient windows and doors are a few things done to make our homes energy efficient. Carefully designed and installed, highly efficient HVAC systems make our home comfortable at a low energy cost. Water Management is achieved through design planning and Water Sense, low flow fixtures. Resource conservation is maintained through thorough planning, careful construction, and recycling as a principle waste management policy.



Did You Know?

Rutherford County

  • We are a licensed contractor.
  • We have built over 122 homes in RC since 1989.
  • RCHFH home owners pay over $80,000 in city & county property taxes annually.
  • RCHFH & Murfreesboro Community Development was one of seven Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Awards from the National Community Development Association for our innovative partnership to build our 100th home.


  • Ranked 4th in Nation in Habitat new house production for FY2013.
  • Home builds have added over $270 million to the tax base in our state.
  • Habitat homebuyers have under a 2.9% foreclosure rate.
  • There are 51 Habitat for Humanity affiliates who serve 63 counties to build and sell simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.

Habitat International

  • Today, we have helped build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than 2 million people around the world. 
  • Builder magazine ranked Habitat for Humanity International the 6th largest builder in their top 100 Builders in 2010.

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We are thrilled to be a part of #GivingTuesday this year!


Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014

There's Black Friday... And Cyber Monday...

But #Giving Tuesday is a special day to remind us that giving means much more than material gifts!


Your gift can really make a difference!

$20 = 1 Box of Nails

$50 = 1 Kitchen Sink

$75 = 1 Low-flow Toilet

$100 = 1 Window

$200 = 1 Front Door

Donate to Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity and help us also qualify for special bonus prizes!

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