Tennessee Habitat for Humanity builds 5,000th home

Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 5,000th Tennessee home last week.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2022 at 10:35 PM CST
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A mother and her three daughters will have a memorable holiday season as they prepare to move into a Habitat for Humanity home of their own.

Thursday’s ground-breaking celebration was special for another major milestone – Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee’s 5,000th house built.

With rising rents over the last few years, homebuyer Judith, a massage therapist, thought she was priced out of an affordable home of her own.

Thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County and 250 hours working to build her home and others, Judith’s dream is coming true.

“And the best part for me so far is seeing my house being built from scratch,” Judith said.

One of Judith’s daughters wrote and read a poem at Thursday’s celebration while another read a thank you note.

Volunteers, legislators and key partners were on hand to celebrate. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee congratulated Habitat for Humanity in a video message for providing stability for the families it serves and the generational impact it makes.