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Front Page - Friday, November 15, 2019

Habitat’s Raise the Roof luncheon nets $100,000


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga’s annual Raise the Roof luncheon raised $100,000 for the organization.

The event, which was chaired by Gina and Alnoor Dhanani and headed by fundraising committee chair Mark Hite of Keller Williams Realty, culminated with a sold-out event at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Hite says serving with the volunteers who produced the event was an honor.

“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.”

Habitat works with families whose total income is 30-80% of the area median income. Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need and ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage.

Applicants must be residents of Hamilton County. Once accepted, homeowners are eligible to buy a house from Habitat with a 30-year mortgage.

Families spend a minimum of 200-400 hours working and helping to build their own home and the homes of their neighbors. Monthly payments range from $400 to $450, including taxes and insurance.

Habitat’s President and CEO Dave Butler notes 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. We’re looking forward to putting the funds raised toward continued efforts in our community.

Source: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area