Habitat For Humanity Looks For More Support

Posted at 10:23 PM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-21 23:23:31-05

Habitat for Humanity has long been the place that gives people a hand-up in owning their very own home.

But as the price of land has continued to increase in Williamson County, the nonprofit has now been asking for help of its own.

The Williamson and Maury County chapter of the group dedicated its 200th home Saturday, but they said they're running out of affordable land to build their homes in Williamson County.

They said they now look to partnerships with corporations, churches, and other groups to continue to buy the land the homes sit on.

“We would have to scale back if we don't have those new partnerships,” said Wayne Weaver with Habitat for Humanity.  “We'd have to build less homes in the community, which means that’s another family we cannot serve.”

Habitat for Humanity said a common myth about their work has been that they give away homes to families for free. They said the truth is they sell homes to families with a no-interest mortgage.