Who We Are

We are a developer, home builder, educator, mortgage banker, retailer, volunteer corps and development partner in a five-county area: Davidson, Wilson, Cheatham, Dickson and Robertson. We build communities and we empower lives through our homeownership program as the core of our mission, welcoming our 1,000 homeowner in December 2022!  

In addition to our core mission, we also advocate for more affordable housing solutions locally and nationally. We have partnered with community leaders to bring a $12 million investment to North Nashville to establish a 59-acre Metro park, restore an historic African American ballpark, and build more attainable homes. Also, we are bridge building with national partners to create more innovative ways to transform lives and communities.  

We are a gathering force, bringing people together through our many volunteer and engagement opportunities, to build a better world. Join us!


Our Passion

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We are passionate and driven to create opportunities to empower lives through homeownership. We create transformation that comes from engaging equal partnerships that share, lift and inspire from corporate, faith, entertainment, foundations and government partnerships. We believe in a world where everyone has an affordable place to call home.  

“Partnership housing” is in our DNA. From the early days on Koinonia Farm with farmer and biblical scholar Dr. Clarence Jordan to Habitat’s eventual founders Millard and Linda Fuller the concept of “partnership housing” became Habitat for Humanity in 1976. 

Thanks in no small part to the personal involvement of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his late wife Rosalynn and the awareness they have raised, Habitat now works in all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries and has helped more than 59 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through housing affordability. 


Habitat of Greater Nashville develops communities and builds and sells homes. Our homes are sold to hard working individuals and families with a 0% APR mortgage. A Habitat home is sustainable from the ground up. We have earned 14 consecutive ENERGY STAR® awards for building excellence. We have been community building in Nashville since 1985, expanding into Wilson, Dickson, Cheatham and Robertson counties, creating opportunities for stable and thriving communities through the stability of homeownership. Our homeowners pay more than $1.5 million in property taxes supporting vital community services for all.

Through our social enterprise the ReStore, located in three counties, tons of materials are saved from city landfills annually creating a positive impact on our environment while supporting our mission.  


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Habitat Stats

  • More than 7,000 annual volunteer hours fuel our passion for a more equitable world
  • 88 cents of every dollar goes to support our mission
  • 2,209 Habitat children have safer homes and healthier lives
  • 130,434 ReStore shoppers generated over $2.7 million of mission support
  • 1,000 neighbors and friends are now Habitat homeowners 

More than 7,000 annual volunteer hours fuel our passion for a more equitable world

2,209 Habitat children have safer homes and healthier lives

88 cents of every dollar goes to support our mission


1,000 neighbors and friends are now Habitat homeowners 

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville

We build new, quality, attainable homes for hardworking men and women in a five county area:

Davidson, Wilson, Cheatham, Dickson and Robertson.

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Habitat Homeowners

Future Habitat for Humanity homeowners qualify for Habitat's homeownership program, meet income qualifications, attend education classes and work with their sponsor(s) and volunteers to build their homes. Habitat homes are not free. Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage made possible because of our funding partners and volunteer corps. We are grateful for your support!



Habitat relies on government, corporate, faith, foundations and individual partnerships to strengthen lives through the opportunity to purchase attainable homes. Homeownership builds thriving communities and makes it possible for people to live in the communities where they work. Through Habitat's tithe funds to Habitat International, we have helped an additional 420 families around the globe find housing solutions.

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Habitat of Greater Nashville has received numerous awards for neighborhood revitalization, green building practices, and sustainability, earning 14 consecutive Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence in Affordable Housing from the EPA. Habitat is a 100% ENERGY STAR® certified builder and has built more than 630 ENERGY STAR® homes. This saves homeowners $25,000 in electric costs over the life of the mortgage.

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Social | ReStore

Habitat for Humanity helps fund its mission through its social enterprise, the ReStore. The ReStore sells new and gently used office and household items at a fraction of the cost. Habitat of Greater Nashville operates ReStores in Davidson,  Dickson, and Wilson counties. We need donations from individuals and corporations to help support our mission. Visit our ReStore page for more information.

Sherry Stinson

SVP of Brand Engagement, Marketing and PR

Paul Harvey

Director of Construction

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Danny Herron, President and Chief Executive Office

Lucile Houseworth, Chief Administrative Officer

Yvette Doran, Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Bennett, Director of Regional Operations

Shelly Dillow, CPA, SVP of Accounting & Finance

Torin Dobson, CAPM, Information Technology Director

Paul Harvey, SVP of Construction

Casey Campbell Hawkins, SVP of Homeowner Services

Jennifer Keaton, Director of ReStores

Lauren Lane Payne, SVP of Philanthropy

Kevin M. Roberts, Director of Faith Relations and Mission Integration

Sherry Stinson, SVP of Public Affairs and Communication

Dana Sweis, Human Resources Director

Board Members

Tyler Allen, Bank of Tennessee

Michelle Balsley, Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC

Daniel Clark, Thompson Power

Kristen Covey, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Kenneth Engel, Schneider Electric

Penny Gattis, Eclipse Music Group

Scott Gupton, INSBANK

Kristy Hairston, Compass RE

Amy Hamilton, Hamilton Homes Group at Keller Williams Realty

Rodney Harris, HCA

Monica Hayes, KPMG

Mike Honious, GEODIS Americas

Thomas Hunter Sr., Davidson County Sheriff's Office

Valerie Kemp, Valerie Kemp, Certified Public Accountant

Ted Klee, Schneider Electric, retired

Michael Lindseth, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Patrick Lowry, HealthTrust Performance Group

Sam McAllester, Spencer Fane Bone McAllester

Dave McGowan, Regent Homes

Lee Molette, Molette Investment Services

Debra Moore, Renasant Bank

Matthew Nicholson, The Clear Blue Company

Cristina Oakeley, Caliente Consulting, LLC

Maribel Paree, Lowe's Home Improvement Region 6 Office

Tom Parnin, U.S. Bank

Dan Rogers, Grand Ole Opry

Jessica Scouten, PYA, P.C.

Craig Sichling, LP Building Solutions

Laura Smith, Nashville Electric Service

Benton Smothers, Holladay Properties

Jorge Tarajano, SSA Consultants

Candice Tillman, City of Springfield, TN

Tina Tuggle, Tennessee Titans

Heather Vincent, Bank of America

Contact Us

If you would like more information about all the ways to support your community through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, click on the button below.

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Agency Partners

Our mission succeeds because of you. Individuals, corporations, faith, entertainment, foundations, government partnerships, and gift-in-kind and event sponsors are building a more equitable world, one community at a time. We are grateful for our amazing partners.