The Homeownership Program is currently closed

We will begin accepting applications September 1, 2014

Click to view the Requirements to Qualify 

                                                    

   Homebuyer Education:

The Home Buyer Education Class is held every Monday, 6-7pm at the Habitat office.  

                                                   

   Inquiries:

If you have questions, please enter your contact information, your questions & submit to the Family Services Coordinator, Angie Ezell.  

                                                 

                                                    2014 House of Faith

 Rutherford County Habitat is coordinating a House of Faith Build in July 2014. This is a house sponsored and built in conjunction with faith-based groups and organizations in Rutherford County. 

We call it the “House of Faith” build because we engage in the project believing that people in our faith communities will provide the finances and volunteer time necessary to help a family make their dream of home ownership a reality. The Faith Build gives congregations, businesses and organizations a tangible way to be the “hands and feet” of God’s love and compassion in the community.

To volunteer and help build the “House of Faith” please contact Megan Hutchings at  890-5877 ext 106 or email megan@rchfh.org

 

House of Faith Events:

 large sing shout

 

        Sing Shout Raise the Roof!  

A free concert featuring several local choirs in the community, to help fund the House of Faith.

 

Saturday August 9, 2014 at 4:00pm

First  Baptist Church    

738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN   

Your support is greatly appreciated!  

 

                                  A Month for the House of Faith”  

30 days of giving for the House of Faith. The Calendar was created as a way for an individual that has already been blessed with a home and decent shelter to pay it forward in a small tangible way.

If you, your congregation, business or organization would like to participate in “A Month for the House of Faith” contact Angie Ezell at    890-5877 ext 103 or email angie@rchfh.org to have your 30 day calendar and a Habitat Home Bank to you.

Click on the 30 Day Calendar  to view it.

  “A Month for the House of Faith” will be available until October 2014.

   House of Faith T-Shirts for sale $15.00

Click on T-Shirt to enlarge

HOF-TShirt 

Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2X, 3X

 

 

MEET OUR HOMEOWNERS!

 

                                   Sa'Mia & her Precious Daughters

Samia   

While attending a weekly Bible Sa’Mia met a Habitat homeowner.  It was through this Bible Study that she was encouraged to apply for a Habitat home.  Although she feared an ultimate denial, she put her fear aside with much prayer and applied. To her surprise, she was accepted into the program and thus, her journey began. 

On Sunday, February 9, 2014,Habitat staff members Lamyai Savely & Angie Ezell, stood before the First Baptist congregation & announced that she was the           “2014 House of Faith” recipient.  “I was overwhelmed & my legs were shaking so hard,” she recalled.  Sa’Mia delights in the program & thoroughly enjoys the interaction with the partner families.

Sa’Mia  & her daughters are thrilled about their new home!  They visit the lot often to pray over the land & play in the yard.  While the girls dream of rooms with pink  & purple glitter, Sa’Mia has a different dream.......  

               “I envision a Legacy for my Daughters and a true HOUSE OF FAITH.” 

“Our family greatly appreciates the support, sacrifice, and sponsorship for our home. May God’s abundant peace and blessings rest upon each of you! “

    

Ms. Felecia

 Felecia

In 1993, Felecia was accepted into the Habitat Program for the first time. She had already put in 300 sweat equity hours when she had to step away from the program & dream to take care of her mom.She was her mother’s primary caregiver. “Our mother was an awesome lady. “She taught us to work hard, how to treat people, never to judge, the importance of character, & always to rely on God.”

Felecia’s mom passed away in 2007. While she continued to work & take care of her daughters, the idea of reapplying for the program never crossed her mind. However, one evening her daughter asked her what was the one thing she had never accomplished that she wished she had. Her response was “owning a home.” Even though she felt like she was too old & it would never happen, her daughter picked up an application for her mother & everything else fell into place.

The day Felecia found out she had been accepted into the program was full of pure joy. There were tears, prayers, hugs, & a sense of excitement. To this day Felecia still has trouble sleeping the night before she is scheduled to volunteer. “I love the people I have met, I love learning new things,& I love the organization!!

When Felecia is not working on her sweat equity, she is busy helping her sister with her catering business, enjoying time with her eleven grandchildren, & volunteering in the community. She enjoys giving back to Salvation Arm & Second Chance Ministries. She always is willing to help & always does so with a smile on her face.

Felecia is looking forward to singing in her new home, cooking in her new home, sewing in her new home, writing poetry in her new home, but most of all, paying her first mortgage. “Owing a home is a dream of a lifetime,” I am so proud of women, of any accomplishment we as a group have made, & how far we have come.” 

 

 

       Beautiful Habitat Homes

KuSay House 

 

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Did You Know?

Rutherford County

  • We are a licensed contractor.
  • We have built over 119 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.

Tennessee

  • 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.

 

Events

       SAVE THE DATE!

We have several exciting events this year.

2014 WOMEN BUILD

For more information on Women Build, click on the volunteer tab!

 

SING SHOUT RAISE THE ROOF!             AUGUST 9TH, 4PM

 

2014 HOUSE OF FAITH         For more information click the Homewowners tab

 

FALL EVENTS

Hammer Down For Habitat - September 20th

Cookin' To Build - November 1st

 

For more information about you can participate or donate to any of these events, please call our office at 890-5877.

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