"Thank you a million times. I still can't believe that this is happening" Tina, homeowner
How the program works
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County is an ecumenical Christian organization that builds homes in partnership with low-income working families in Williamson County. With the generous support and volunteer participation of churches, businesses and civic groups, we are able to provide families with the life-changing opportunity of purchasing a decent, affordable home.
How Habitat for Humanity Families Are Selected
Because Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County serves the residents and employees of Williamson County, applicants must have lived or worked in Williamson County for at least 12 months prior to applying. Partner families are selected by a family selection committee based on three criteria: need for adequate housing, ability to pay and willingness to partner.
1. Need for adequate housing
Families must have a need for adequate housing, which could mean they're living in a dwelling that lacks proper plumbing or wiring, has structural problems or is in a state of disrepair. It could also mean that living conditions are overcrowded or that rent is a cost burden according to HUD guidelines.
2. Ability to pay
• Families must have a stable income, which can include employment, social security, pension, disability income, worker's compensation, alimony and reliable child support.
• Applicants must earn between 30 percent and 60 percent of the Nashville Metro Median Income (statistics are not available for Williamson County) as determined by the latest HUD data. We consider the income of all adults (18 or older) in the household who will be living in the house. Limits are outlined in the chart below.
• Applicants must verify their employment history and provide documentation of the past three years of annual household income. Applicants are not selected if they can obtain financing by conventional means.
3. Willingness to partner
Partner families are required to earn 280 hours of "sweat equity" by attending mandatory homebuyer education classes, working on the homes of other families in the program or working on their own home.
We accept applications year-round. For more information, please contact Family Services Director Wayne Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download an application, please click here.
To download a flyer about the program, please click here.
NOTICE: The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Project Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this credit is the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.