About Us

Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee celebrated its  35th anniversary with a reception at the Governor’s Residence on October  24th, 2013.  Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of new Habitat for  Humanity homes built nationwide.  The combined fifty Habitat for  Humanity affiliates serving in 62 counties in Tennessee have built more  than 3,800 new homes, renovated or repaired more than 800 homes &  served more than 15,200 children & adults.  Tennessee affiliates  employ 405 workers & generate more than $55 million in economic  activity annually, according to research done by the University of  Tennessee.

Habitat for Humanity’s success is due to the many volunteers, donors  & strong partnerships established over the years.  At the reception  Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International,  recognized agencies across the State of Tennessee which include:   Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Federal Home Loan Bank of  Cincinnati, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Habitat for  Humanity International’s Government Grant & Lending Resources  Department.

In 1978, the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate was established  with the formation of the second oldest Habitat affiliate in the world,  Appalachia Habitat for Humanity, which serves Scott & Morgan  counties in Tennessee.  As the good news of Habitat’s mission spread,  Habitat affiliates were formed across the State.  Memphis, Nashville,  Knoxville, Holston, Chattanooga, Jackson, Maury County, Rutherford  County, Cleveland, Tipton County, Hawkins County, Montgomery County,  Blount County, Roane County, Anderson County , Highland Rim, Gibson  County, Lakeway, Loudon County, Wilson County, Greene County, Monroe  County, Williamson County, Jefferson County, Claiborne County, Northwest  Tennessee, Cocke County, Bedford County, McMinn County, Sumner County,  Obion County, Weakley County, Putman County, Lawrence County, Dickson  County, Campbell County, Smith County, Lexington, Robertson County,  Warren County, Cumberland County, Carroll County, Haywood County,  Overton County, Paris, Decatur County, DeKalb County, McNairy County,  Unicoi County, Benton County & the most recently added Cheatham  County.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing  through constructing, rehabilitating & preserving homes; by  advocating for fair & just housing policies; & by providing  training & access to resources to help families improve their  housing conditions.  Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian  ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman & child  should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity & safety,  & that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of  conscience & action for all.


Cocke County Habitat for Humanity

PO Box 1730 Newport TN 37822

(423)613-9446 or (423)608-5501


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