2019 Apostles Build

During the Spring Apostles Build, local faith congregations came together to raise $50,000 (this didn’t happen!) in monetary donations and in-kind donations of resources to help construct an affordable home for a local family in need.

Thanks to our Apostles’ Build Sponsors

Northfield Church, Gallatin; St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Hendersonville; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, White House; First Baptist Church Hendersonville; First Baptist Church Gallatin; Church at Indian Lake, Hendersonville; First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville (Crossroads Class), First Presbyterian Church, Gallatin; Living Free Fellowship, Portland; and Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Gallatin.

There is still room for two additional congregations! Please contact Susan Johnson at susan@habitatsumnercounty.org or call 615.452.9606 to sponsor and/or volunteer for the 2019 Apostles Build.

Meet the 2019 Apostles’ Build Partner Family

When Codie Arthur decided to pursue home ownership by applying for a traditional home loan nearly two years ago, she learned quickly that her current income-to-debt ratio would not meet the required guidelines. “With my student loans, my income to debt ratio was just too high to qualify,” Codie explains. “I then started looking into the process of qualifying for a Habitat home.” Codie, a single mother who has worked as a Deputy Clerk in the General Sessions Criminal Court Clerk’s office for the past two years, learned about the Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County housing program from a coworker who had recently moved into her own Habitat home. “I knew our family situations were similar so I decided to apply. Within a week after submitting my application I was scheduled for my first home visit,” she stated. Several visits and a few month later, Codie are her daughter Dylan were approved to become a Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County Partner Family.

Codie, who earned a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga several years ago, and her daughter are currently living with her parents in Gallatin while they wait for their home to be completed. “My parents are very excited for us. They have been really helpful; I couldn’t have done this without their support.” Like most Partner Families, Codie and her daughter Dylan are looking forward to having their own space, especially their own backyard to enjoy. Once their home is completed later in July, Codie will receive a zero percent mortgage with affordable payments she can afford. The home will be located in Portland, Tennessee.

Important Apostles Build Dates:

Groundbreaking Ceremony – Thursday, April 18, 2019, 5:30 pm

Framing Blitz (in conjunction with the Women Build) – Friday, April 26, 7:00 am

Construction Dates – April – July, 2019

Home Dedication – July 28, 2019