A Knoxville family is moving into their new home today, and it's all thanks to help from folks in East Tennessee.
Deonna Evans is a single mother of three working three jobs to take care of her daughters with autism and her son. Today, she's getting some help: a home built with love made possible by Knoxville Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" program.
The build began on Saturday, May 5 and took place over six Saturdays.
On Friday, August 10, Evans and her family, along with sponsors and volunteers, will gather with Knoxville Habitat for the "Women Build" home dedication event. Evans will receive the keys to her new home at 4 p.m.
“Families are very much invested in the process of buying their new homes,” April Limko with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity said. “They pay mortgages like anyone with a traditional home loan.”
In addition to the mortgage, each family must contribute 500 hours of 'sweat equity' as a down payment before they can move in. That includes learning how to budget and become a responsible homeowner.