Roane County HFH’s Construction History
Roane County HFH began building its first house in Rockwood in October 1992. The house was completed by Christmas. Roane County HFH became one of the few affiliates to complete a house in its first year as an affiliate. The house was a 3 bedroom home for a single mother with 2 children.
A 2 bedroom house was built in Kingston and a 4 bedroom house in Harriman.
Roane County HFH participated in a blitz build in partnership with the Holston Valley United Methodist Conference. A 3 bedroom house was built on Webster Pike in Harriman in 4 days! A second 3 bedroom house was also built south of Kingston.
6 houses were built! One south of Kingston, two in the Brown-Ellis Subdivision (Harriman), one in Harriman and two in Rockwood.
Two Houses were completed in the Brown-Ellis Subdivision and a third started.
The house begun in 1996 was completed and three additional houses were built, all on Park Place in the Brown-Ellis Subdivision.
Roane County HFH began to develop its first sub-division by purchasing 3 acres of land located between Spring and Fisher Streets in Kingston. HOPE Sub-Division became the name of the property. The property will yield 10 home sites, and is located across the street from the Roane County High School Cafeteria. A 2 bedroom house was built at 522 W. Spring Street.
A 4 bedroom house was built at 244 White Road in the Big Emory region of Harriman, A 3 bedroom house was also built at 526 W. Spring Street in the HOPE Sub-Division in Kingston.
Additionally, Roane County HFH purchased a new sub-division in Rockwood and named it the FAITH Sub-Division, It is located on Molyneux Avenue (North Kingston Ave.) and is located just past and across the street from the Rockwood Methodist Church. Three homes will be built in this subdivision.
Drs. E. Craig Beard and Carolyn Beard also donated 2 building lots on Skyline View Drive in Midtown.
A 3 bedroom house was built on one of the lots donated by Drs. Beard on Skyline View Drive in Midtown. This house was sponsored by Sandy Hamlett and her friends. For several years Sandy was the #1 individual fund raiser in our annual walk-a-thon and raised enough money to sponsor a house on her own.
Another 3 bedroom house was built at 115 Fisher Street in the HOPE Sub-Division in Kingston. This house was built by the First Baptist Church of Kingston.
Habitat for Humanity International designated the third Sunday in September as an annual Day of Prayer and Action. The preceding weeks was designated as Building of Faith Week. During Building of Faith Week 2000, HFHI completed and dedicated its 100,000th house worldwide. Our 22nd and 23rd houses, both of which were completed ahead of schedule helped meet the goal of 100,000 houses by the year 2000.
In April 2000, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a joint resolution to sponsor and build a HFH house in each of the state’s 99 House Districts. This program was called the Houses the Assembly Built. 33 houses per year will be built over a 3 year time period. Roane County HFH was selected to receive a grant in 2000 for House District 32. A 2 bedroom house was built on the second lot donated by Drs. Beard in partnership with Representative Dennis Ferguson.
Houses #24 and #25 were begun in late 2000 and completed in 2001. House #24 was Roane County HFH’s first Women Build house. It is a 2 bedroom house and is located at 102 Hope Circle in Kingston.
House #25 was a 2001 Grand Master’s Work Project house built for a family of four. It is located at 518 W. Spring Street in the HOPE Sub-Division in Kingston.
House #26 was sponsored and built by the First Baptist Church of Kingston. It is a 3 bedroom house located at 106 Hope Circle in Kingston.
Construction of House #27 was begun in October 2001 and is sponsored by the Roane County Rotary Clubs (Kingston, Harriman and Rockwood). It is a 3 bedroom house located at 107 Hope Circle in Kingston.
Houses #27 and #28 were begun in late 2001 and completed in 2002. House #28 is sponsored and built by the Kingston United Methodist Church. It is a 2 bedroom house located at 111 Hope Circle in Kingston.
Construction of house #29 was begun in May 2002. It is a 4 bedroom house located at 693 Highland Drive in Kingston. This house was sponsored by Kingston’s Bionomics Inc. and completed in December 2002.
House #30 was built. It is a 3 bedroom house located at 114 Fisher Street in the HOPE Sub-Division in Kingston.
Construction started on House #31 located at 171 Pine Ridge Road and House #32 located at 175 Pine Ridge Road both of which are located in the GRACE Sub-Division in Harriman.
Construction was completed on Houses #31 and #32.
Construction began on House #33, a 3 bedroom home, located in the HOPE Sub-Division in Kingston. A house on Pine Ridge Rd. in Harriman was returned to Habitat and needed repairs began.
House #33 and the renovation on the house on Pine Ridge Rd. was completed and the families moved into their new homes.
Construction started on House #34 in the Hope Cr. subdivision in Kingston.
House #34 was completed in January.