About Claiborne County Habitat for Humanity

10-4-14-LMU-12HABITAT VISION STATEMENT                                                              

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


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


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.


The Claiborne County Habitat for humanity began operation in 1992 under10-4-14-LMU-16 the leadership of Rev. Richard Minton, Dot Lewis, Mary Graves, and many others,   Also donations and financial support from people like Dwight Lewis, Steve Lewis,  First Baptist – Middlesboro, and so many others  with a dedication to improve the housing conditions for many in the county.  Through the years we have acquired homesites,  built a meeting place ( bunkhouse for volunteers building homes) and built the houses that became the homes of our partners.  All this from the grace of God along with the involvement of church groups, banks and businesses working together.
The current board consists of volunteer members and a host of part time volunteers who assist in the building of new homes, home owner education and fund raising.  We are currently completing our fifteenth home.  Home owner education and community involvement of our partner families is a major goal going forward.  We want to both improve the lives of our families and the communities of Claiborne County.

In addition to our local efforts Claiborne County Habitat donates back to Habitat International on a yearly basis to promote safe affordable housing worldwide.

We are always in need of volunteers interested in making a difference by providing a hand up not a hand out.  Consider donating and/or volunteering to make this happen.

  Habitat affiliates tithe to Habitat International to support the parent organization and its work around the world.


Homeownership is a big part of the American dream. At Claiborne County Habitat for Humanity, we are a proud partner with individuals and families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home.

We invite and encourage you to see if you qualify today.Apply Now


Your donations of new building materials or financial donations are welcome.  Call us for assistance contacting a restore with Knoxville or another affiliate.

Click Here to schedule a pickup request of large or heavy items. We ask that you please call us to schedule a time to bring donations.Donate Now


When most people think about volunteering for Claiborne County Habitat for Humanity, the image that comes to mind is one of building houses.

Sure, construction is the most visible part of our mission, but we have so many more ways that individuals and groups can give of their time to Claiborne County Habitat for Humanity.Volunteer Now