From Habitat For Humanity, Nashville, Dickson, TN Division “Houses of Hope,” a very successful fundraising luncheon sponsored by TriStar Bank was held Thursday, April 10, at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson. More than 100 guests attended, and the event raised more than $20,000 for the agency to build more homes for purchase by hard-working, low-income families.
There are 3,000 families in Dickson with annual incomes between $15,000 and $25,000 who are not able to afford the fair market rent of $506 monthly. Today, more than 10 percent of the Dickson population and 13 percent of Dickson children live in poverty. Government funding for housing at all levels is on the decline. Only 65 percent of the need for subsidized housing is being met in Dickson, and more than 350 families are on the waiting list for Section 8 homes.
Our Fall build will take place November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23. The home will be built in 6 days and will be dedicated on November 23 at 2 p.m. This Dickson division Habitat home will be sponsored by:
Dickson Chapter GNAR
Cross Point Community Church, Dickson Campus
State Representative and Mrs. David Shepard
Community Pharmacy, Inc.
Chappell’s Cee Bee
Did You Know?
The average Habitat homeowner makes $21,000 a year and has 2-3 children.