What We Do:
Lakeway Area Habitat builds and repairs or renovates houses in partnership with low-income families, and then sells the houses to these partner families. Homeowners are selected based on their need for affordable housing, ability to repay a no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner with Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity. Their mortgage payments help support the Habitat programs. Because our houses are financed with no interest and principally built with volunteer labor, mortgage payments are affordable for low-income families in Hamblen and Grainger Counties who otherwise would not be able to afford their own home.
Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity has built 60 homes and completed over 100 critical home repairs in Hamblen and Grainger Counties, since 1992. We are proud of each home and neighborhood that has been developed through partnerships with our Habitat homeowners, donors, and volunteers.
Habitat homes around the world are built according to the same guiding principles:
Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes, and zero interest loans, make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.