Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
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414 Harding Place Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37211
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Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat provides homeownership opportunities for individuals and families who are unable to obtain traditional mortgages in five counties: Davidson, Dickson, Wilson, Cheatham and Robertson. The success of our mission is ensured through the generous help of our caring community of donors and volunteers, who help us Build Better Lives.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville provides low-income individuals and families the life-changing opportunity to become homeowners. Habitat homes are built primarily by volunteers and are sponsored by a diverse array of corporations, foundations, churches, civic groups, and individuals, allowing a greater number of people to become informed about the need for more affordable housing. Homeownership stabilizes lives and builds stronger communities. Habitat homeowners hold jobs that are the backbone of our community, working as day care teachers, medical assistants, benefits specialists, and state government employees, among other professions.

Habitat has a proven model of success through its extensive homeowner selection process, homeownership education program and widespread community support. Habitat homeowners pay property taxes as part of their monthly payment on their 0% interest loan. Habitat's mortgage delinquency rate is less than 3%.

Habitat has long been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficient construction. All homes are built to Energy Star standards.

Habitat homeowner April, a certified nurse's aide, says, "I applied for Habitat for Humanity's homeownership program because I was living in a camper with my two children because I could not afford a home. I want my children to have a safe place they will never have to leave."


1. Funding to support future Habitat homeowners.
2. Land donation or funding for land purchase and development.
3. Funding for the Homeowner Academy program: Each Habitat family completes a twelve-week series of classes focused on financial literacy and homeownership education.
4. Volunteers in construction, education, and retail (ReStore locations).

CEO Statement

Habitat for Humanity homeownership creates stability and strength for the lives of individuals and families who otherwise could not qualify for a traditional mortgage. Habitat homeowners pay nearly $1 million in property taxes improving community infrastructures that benefit us all. The stability and empowerment homeownership provides can improve lives for generations. Habitat's commitment to the environment is reflected in its 100% ENERGY STAR certified homes and through its retail operation, the ReStore. Habitat's homeownership model provides government, faith and corporate sponsors meaningful ways to engage in their community and be a solution in the affordable housing story. In these very real ways, Habitat of Greater Nashville is changing lives, in a forward-thinking, responsible way that looks to care for our community into the future.

Service Categories

Primary Category: Housing, Shelter  - Housing Development, Construction & Management 
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Areas Served

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is a model for shared services for other Habitat affiliates with the addition of Dickson County in 2007, Cheatham County in 2010, Wilson County in 2012 and Robertson County in 2020. Through the cooperation of services, administrative, marketing, homeowner education and construction costs are shared and more resources available for a wider geographic area.

TN - Davidson
TN - Dickson
TN - Cheatham
TN - Wilson
TN - Robertson