The Big Payback - Build A Foundation

History

 
Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, TN, Inc. (HFHSC) is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that was organized in 1993 and chartered in 1994.  The first year was spent in organizing and fundraising efforts.  In 1995 the first house was built on Long Hollow Pike in Gallatin.  As of January 1, 2017, the affiliate has completed 53 houses in Gallatin, Bethpage, Hendersonville, Portland, and Westmoreland. Home builds #54 and #55 are scheduled for the spring of 2017.
 
In August, 2008 HFHSC opened its first ReStore.  ReStores sell new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.  The proceeds are used by our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate to help build and renovate more homes and communities.  The ReStore is a critical component of HFHSC’s growth strategy and in September 2012 ground was broken to build a new ReStore and Affiliate Offices.  The new ReStore and Affiliate Offices were opened in April 2013. In July 2014, the ReStore was awarded the Most Creative Marketing Award by Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee. In July 2016, the ReStore was awarded the Favorite ReStore Award by Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee!
 
Through the cooperative efforts of our committees and volunteers, HFHSC is striving to increase the number of homes we are able to build each year and we have a three year plan to increase the number of families served each year through new home builds and home repairs.  In July and August 2016, HFHSC completed its third Critical Home Repair, a Habitat for Humanity program which makes repairs to homes to improve accessibility and address environmental hazards such as electrical, plumbing, and air quality. HFHSC desires to launch more home repairs throughout Sumner County in the future, including A Brush With Kindness, an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need.  Critical Home Repairs and A Brush With Kindness help low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the interior and/or exterior of their homes.