Our Mission

 Holston Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that partners with individuals and families with limited financial resources to build affordable housing.

The affiliate was founded in 1985 and has provided a housing solution, either through new construction, recycled homes or exterior repairs for over 290 Habitat families in the Tri-Cities region, including over 440 adults and over 650 children.

Holston Habitat for Humanity’s service area includes Sullivan, Washington, and Carter Counties in Tennessee, as well as the city of Bristol, Virginia.

Holston Habitat uses volunteer labor and contributions of money and materials to build affordable houses in partnership with individuals and families with limited financial resources. The houses are sold to approved applicants at no profit and financed with no-interest loans.


Holston Habitat for Humanity is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Many volunteers work on committees, at construction sites and in the Habitat ReStores. Committee volunteers aid in the support for potential homeowners, locate building sites, recruit volunteers and covenant partners, and oversee construction.



Habitat for Humanity’s Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize.

Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. 
This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must
(i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or
(ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

 Holston Habitat's Vision:
A World Where Everyone Has a Decent Place to Live

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Holston Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Habitat for Humanity International

Holston Habitat tithes 10% of covenant funds and donations to finance homes overseas. Over $640,000 has been contributed since 1987.

Our Difference

We use volunteer labor to build houses and require families to invest an appropriate amount of Sweat Equity in their home.


Holston Habitat for Humanity is a Special Purpose Credit Program that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, disability; because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has exercised in good faith any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.