Habitat’s Raise The Roof Luncheon Nets $100,000

Organizers Thank Community For Generosity

Friday, October 25, 2019

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga announced that the annual Raise the Roof luncheon raised $100,000 for the organization.  The event which was chaired by Gina and Alnoor Dhanani and headed by Mark Hite culminated with a sold-out event at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Fundraising committee chair Mark Hite of Keller Williams Realty said, “Habitat for Humanity does so much within our community.  As a realtor I see affordable housing slipping out of reach for so many Chattanoogans.  Whether it’s a first home or forever home, having a home creates a foundation for families and for future success.  It’s been an honor to work with such a strong group of volunteers who share this vision.”

Habitat works with families whose total income is between 30-80 percent of the area median income.  Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need, ability to pay a zero percent interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Applicants must be residents of Hamilton County.

Once accepted, homeowners are eligible to buy a house from Habitat with a 30-year zero percent interest mortgage. Families spend a minimum of 200-400 hours working and building “sweat equity” where they support and help build their own home and the homes of their neighbors. Monthly payments average $400 - $450 (including taxes and insurance).

Habitat’s President and CEO Dave Butler noted the strong support the organization has within the community. “We’re grateful not only for the financial support given to Habitat but also for the volunteers who give their time to build our homes. Chattanooga has always been known as a giving community and ‘Raise the Roof’ underscores that fact.  We’re looking forward to putting the funds raised to continued efforts in our community.”



2 Major Projects Side By Side On Hixson Pike Get Planning Commission Approval

Chattanooga's Million Dollar Homes

Real Estate Transfers For Nov. 28-Dec. 4


Two major projects side by side on Hixson Pike got recommendations of approval from the Planning Commission on Monday. Jay Bell, of Bell Development, is planning townhomes on 35 acres at 7023 ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's million dollar homes include freshly minted townhomes at Cameron Harbor and at Walnut Street: - 774 Latitude Circle townhome at Cameron Harbor. It includes three bedrooms, five ... (click for more)

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Real Estate

2 Major Projects Side By Side On Hixson Pike Get Planning Commission Approval

Two major projects side by side on Hixson Pike got recommendations of approval from the Planning Commission on Monday. Jay Bell, of Bell Development, is planning townhomes on 35 acres at 7023 Hixson Pike. An adjacent project by Greentech will feature 230 single family detached homes on 55 acres, the commission was told. Rocky Chambers and Chris Anderson said it will be ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Million Dollar Homes

Chattanooga's million dollar homes include freshly minted townhomes at Cameron Harbor and at Walnut Street: - 774 Latitude Circle townhome at Cameron Harbor. It includes three bedrooms, five bathrooms and almost 4,000 square feet and is on the Riverwalk. It was sold by Cameron Harbor LLC to John Michael Roney for $1,250,000 - block of Walnut Street between Aquarium Way and ... (click for more)

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6 People Escape Early Morning Fire In Walker County; 4 Transported To Hospital

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City Council Approves "Transformational" Project At Alstom Property With 20-Story Skyscraper

The City Council on Tuesday night approved rezoning for a "transformational" project at the former Alstom property, including allowing one building to be as tall as 20 stories. Victor Dover, who is leading the planning for The Bend on over 100 acres, said the original request was for the 20-story "signature" building near the riverfront, along with several 12-story buildings. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Who Speaks For Teachers?

Much will be said about the joint meeting between the Hamilton County Commission and the Hamilton County School Board. But one thing is clear under the law for collective bargaining in Tennessee. The duly authorized representative of teachers is the Hamilton County Education Association and their bargaining representatives. The law was established this way so there would not be ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Bless-ed Christmas Gift

It was back in April when I read a wonderful story on one of the websites I scan during My Morning Readings. It had a story that caught my soul. The website is “Little Dumb Man” and, because I am most certainly one of those, it is a continuous joy for me to visit. The story was entitled “15 Signs That Show Someone is a Real, True Friend.” I read it and printed a copy off to save ... (click for more)