Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, Tennessee Inc. (HFHSC) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. HFHSC. is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County is: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
As a Christian non-profit housing agency located in Gallatin, Tennessee, we serve low-income families in Sumner County by building affordable, energy efficient homes for first-time homeowners and doing home repairs for seniors, disabled persons, and veterans. Our overall mission is to eliminate substandard housing in Sumner County.
We envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Principles: 1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ. We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.2. Focus on shelter. We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. 3. Advocate for affordable housing. In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable. 4. Promote dignity and hope. We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships. 5. Support sustainable and transformational development. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.
All Are Welcome
HFHSC. has an open-door policy. All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, Tennessee, Inc. (HFHSC) was organized in 1993 and chartered in 1994. In 1995 the first house was built on Long Hollow Pike in Gallatin. As of September 1, 2018, we have completed 60 houses in Gallatin, Bethpage, Hendersonville, Portland, and Westmoreland.
In August 2008 HFHSC opened the ReStore. The ReStore sells new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price and the proceeds are used to help build and renovate more homes and communities. The ReStore is a critical component of HFHSC’s growth strategy and has won several awards, including Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee’s Favorite ReStore!
Our goal is to serve more families in our community by helping to provide a stable home. In addition to our well-known new home construction projects, we also offer two other programs to help individuals and families who are already in their own homes: Critical Home Repair and A Brush with Kindness.
Critical Home Repair improves accessibility and environmental hazards by tackling the very issues that are problematic for the existing homeowner.
A Brush with Kindness is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and other minor repair services to existing homeowners.
Both of these programs are available to any low-income homeowner in Sumner County who may be impacted by age, disability and family circumstances that lead to a struggle in maintaining their homes. The home does not have to have been constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County HFHSC..
General Manager, ReStore
Leath Ann Pomeroy
Assistant Manager, ReStore
Board of Directors
Dr. Tom Hughes
Rick Morrison, President
Dana Kemp, Vice-President
Janet Rambo, Secretary
Johnny Wilmore, Treasurer
Dr. Derrick Jackson
Sherree Hall Crowder