‘We are here for you’: Clarksville family of eight receives home from local ministry


A Clarksville-based ministry dedicated a home to a family of eight on Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity, a ministry striving to serve low-income families, provided the Allen family with a home near the heart of Downtown Clarksville over the weekend.

Brandon and Lakeitshia Allen and their six children would not have been blessed with their new home without help from Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County, the Clarksville Montgomery County Community Health Foundation, supporters and community volunteers.

“We are so glad you’re going to make Clarksville your home in this beautiful house,” Mayor Joe Pitts said at the home dedication ceremony. “Just know we are here for you and ask for blessings on your family and all who step foot on this property.”

On dedication day, Mayor Pitts also led the way singing “Happy Birthday” to the Allen’s youngest child who turned six years over the weekend. The mayor also gave the boy a City of Clarksville Commemorative Coin.

The Allen family was eligible for an affordable mortgage through the Habitat for Humanity homebuyer program by completing 500 hours of sweat equity and completing nine months of homeowner education with help from family and friends.

Janet Haase with the Clarksville Montgomery County Community Health Foundation spoke kind words on dedication day on behalf of the foundation’s board, and thanked everyone for allowing them to be a part of the event.

“Our hope is that as a family you have better outcomes and we’re sure that you will, but also the people who have been a part of this project have improved health outcomes because we’re understanding more and more that what we do socially and what we do for others improves the lives of us all.”

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County devoted the home to the Allen family on Saturday, Feb. 4.

The foundation strives to improve the common health of residents in the City of Clarksville, the County of Montgomery, the five contiguous counties of Northern Middle Tennessee and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Habitat for Humanity partners with qualifying Montgomery County families. For more information, click here.

by Sydney Keller

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