Click HERE for information on how to qualify for the Habitat homeownership program.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is deeply committed to empowering families with the opportunity to buy their own homes. To strengthen our fulfillment of this mission, Homeowner Academy —our educational initiative—was established in early 2005. This program is a series of courses designed to teach life skills and encourage new habits. From teaching financial management and budgeting to home construction and maintenance and repair, our goal is to equip individuals and families to become more self-sufficient and be successful first-time homeowners.

Our partner families are required to complete the Homeowner Academy curriculum, which is comprised of 70 hours of classroom and homework. Below is a sampling of classes offered.


• Orientation to Habitat
• Are You Ready to Buy a Home?
• Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, including
    supplemental classes and one-on-one budget coaching
    with a volunteer
• Responsible Family Partnership
• Life Stories/Sponsor Relations
• Construction Safety & Etiquette
• Home Maintenance
• Lawn Care
• Securing Your Home

• Conflict Resolution
• Fire Prevention
• Sustainable Living
• Decorating on a Budget
• Homeowner Panel
• Legal Aspects of Homeownership
• Homeowners Insurance
• Prebuild
• HOA & CCRs
• Moving Into Homeownership
• Post-Closing Class

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is a certified by the Tennessee Development Housing Agency as a Homebuyer Education Trainer and teaches the “Realizing the American Dream” curriculum throughout the HomeWORKS curriculum.  "Realizing the American Dream" is a copyrighted training product of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute.  Learn more about THDA and Homebuyer Education at




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