Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga is getting $31,000 of state grant funds to build two local homes.
Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee is directing $31,000 of a $500,000 Tennessee Housing Development Agency grant to the local organization.
“We are extremely grateful for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency partnership and consistent support,” Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee Executive Director Colleen Dudley said in a prepared statement. “This … grant provides us with a solid foundation to jump-start our larger fundraising efforts, which will reach $2.8 million from individuals, churches, foundations and businesses to complete these builds.”
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area and its sister organizations throughout the state will apply the grant toward the construction of 30 new homes for low-income families, according to a news release.
In addition to supporting Habitat for Humanity with grant funding, the state agency also provides zero-interest home loans to qualified homeowners.
Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage that helps fund future builds.