Goodall Homes® partners with Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury to build home for a family in need
Nonprofit and New home builder raise the home’s first wall
Goodall Homes® and Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) recently raised the walls on a new home in Fairview’s Willow Crest neighborhood. Goodall Homes and their business partners are funding and building the home in support of Habitat’s mission to provide affordable housing for local families in need. This will be the first HFHWM residence constructed since March when the nonprofit halted new building activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dan Stumpf, who is the president of Goodall Homes Nashville South Division, said that Goodall Homes was founded in 1983 with a heart for giving back to the community. “This is a great culmination, a partnership that will continue growing,” Stumpf said. “It started in 2019 with a rehab house in Franklin. We decided to do more in 2020. Not only do we have a good team, but our trade partners are participating by donating materials and labor. This is a tremendous outpouring of love for our community.”
For many working families, a stable, safe place to call their own has become harder to secure as home prices soar in Williamson County. Goodall Homes recognizes this need and, together with their business partners, is generously donating the materials and labor to build a three-bedroom, energy-efficient home. HFHWM will sell this turnkey home with an affordable mortgage to a family who qualifies and completes the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program. The home will be dedicated in early fall.
About Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) was fully incorporated as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International on December 5, 1992. We have built 247 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continue to build 14-16 new homes per year. Home construction, critical repair, and neighborhood development services are funded through tax-deductible financial contributions; in-kind donations from local businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals; and profits generated from our affiliate's ReStore.
Homes built by Habitat are not given away, and partner families must complete a homebuyer's education program and earn at least 200 hours of "sweat equity" by working on their home and the homes of others. After a thorough qualification process, applicants are selected based on three criteria: the need for affordable housing, the ability to pay the mortgage, and the willingness to partner. Completed homes are SOLD with an affordable mortgage to the families, helping to build the strength, stability, and independence for a better life.
For more information about our homeownership program, volunteering, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.hfhwm.org.