Chattanooga woman receives new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity

Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) — Habitat for Humanity is giving a Chattanooga woman something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving – a new home.

Habitat workers, plus friends and family dedicated this Curtis Street home to Whitney Hemphill this morning.

When she was just 20, Whitney decided she wanted to move out of her mother’s house.

She went through the in-depth application process, and now she’s Habitat’s youngest Partner Family.

Whitney tells News 12 she’s both excited and nervous to be a first time homeowner, but she’s ready.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for almost a year. I’ve been in the program for almost a year, and I’m just happy that I had all the volunteers that came out to help and do all the stuff for me,” says Whitney Hemphill.

Cheryl Marsh is with Habitat for Humanity. She says, “It’s a real blessing to be able to work with families and single people who may not be able to go the traditional route of owning a home, so with Habitat, our families are putting in sweat equity hours. They’re contributing to their closing costs and they’re really invested in being first time homeowners.”

Whitney will move into her new home in early December.

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