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In 1985, Nashville leaders decided to be a part of the extraordinary ministry of the national Habitat for Humanity movement. With only a handful of volunteers, it often took up to a year to complete one house, but the positive effects were clear and the volunteer passion was unwavering. Under the leadership of former CEO Chris McCarthy, it took 15 years to build the first 100 homes, four years for the second 100, two and half years for the third 100, and just under two years for the fourth 100 homes. Under the leadership of Danny Herron, president and CEO since 2010, Habitat of Greater Nashville celebrated its 500th home build in 2012. Habitat of Greater Nashville is one of more than 1,300 Habitat affiliates worldwide. For more information about Habitat International's vision and mission, click here.
• In 2016, Habitat received its seventh EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for its sustainable building practices, which saves Habitat homeowners thousands of dollars in utility costs.
• In 2014, Habitat of Greater Nashville and our partners The Housing Fund and Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency received the 2014 Excellence In Housing Rehabilitation award from the annual Habitat state conference for renovating homes in flood impacted areas.
• In 2014, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville took home a Tennessee Best award from the Governor's Housing Summit for its work revitalizing neighborhoods impacted by flooding in 2010.
• In 2013, Habitat was awarded the Frist Foundation Innovation in Action Salute to Excellence Award from the Center for Nonprofit Management for revitalization of the former "zombie neighborhood" of Edison Park in Antioch.
• In 2012, Nashville Area Habitat changed its name to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville with the merger of Wilson Habitat for Humanity to incorporate the three additional counties—Wilson, Dickson, and Cheatham under the masthead enabling the agency to continue to bring affordable housing to more families in need.
• In 2012, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean joined the dedication ceremony for the agency’s 500th house in the Park Preserve community.
• In 2012 and 2011, Habitat was recognized by the Metropolitan Historical Commission winning consecutive Historic Preservation Awards for renovations on two historic properties in East Nashville.
• In 2011, Habitat moved its corporate offices and established the Learning Center, a facility where HomeWORKS classes, including the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University curriculum, are taught to Habitat partner families.
• In 2011, Habitat was the recipient of Habitat for Humanity International’s Malachi Award recognizing its contribution of over $500,000 in tithe funds.