Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity will receive $15,500 in grant funding by Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee to build a new home in Cookeville.
The funding comes as part of a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanityand its sister organizations throughout the state will apply the grant toward the construction of 30 new homes for qualified first-time homebuyers.
“We have five families waiting to build and buy an affordable home,” said Pam Ealey, executive director. “This grant is going to increase our ability to serve families in need of a decent place to live. The need for affordable housing continues to grow and grants like this help us meet that growing need.”
THDA allocates the funds to Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee, and local Habitat chapters could apply for $15,500 per home build. When construction is complete in June 2020, more than 100 children and adults will be living in affordable, energy-efficient homes built in part from this funding.