Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area (HFHGCA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization organized in 1986 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since its inception, HFHGCA has been working in partnership with hard working low-income families in Chattanooga to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.

History

HFHGCA was founded in 1986 by a diverse group of people in our community who were concerned about the lack of housing options for low-income people. Our typical builds have been traditional single family homes as urban infill, but we have completed several larger groups of homes including Habitat Square and Shepard Park. Over the years we have helped more than 260 families become home owners through our program. We are currently averaging 8 new home projects per year.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.  Information is available at www.habitat.org

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Our Values

  • Advocacy for fair housing policies and the eradication of substandard housing
  • The importance of faith
  • Tithing in support of international housing
  • Excellence in home construction and volunteer experiences
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Respect and gratitude for those who give and those who receive
  • Collaboration
  • Environmental and financial sustainability

As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliate organizations (including HFHGCA) do not proselytize.