Ellen’s Glen will become home to 35 homebuyers and their families and will include sidewalks, underground utilities and single-family homes with a garage.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 9, 2021) – On Tuesday, July 13, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, community and business leaders as well as individual supporters will gather to celebrate a new neighborhood that will be called “home” by 35 families who live and work in Knox County.
Ellen’s Glen, named in honor of Knoxville Habitat founder Ellen “Sis” Roddy Mitchell, will include sidewalks, underground utilities and 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes with single-car garages. In 1985, Mitchell said “yes” to helping families build and purchase affordable homes by founding the Knoxville affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Now, over 35 years later, Knoxville Habitat has partnered with over 700 families and will continue to build upon Mitchell’s legacy through 35 homes.
The Ellen’s Glen neighborhood is funded in part by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and Knox County Community Development.
For more information on ways to support Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, visit KnoxvilleHabita.com or call 865-423-3539.
WHAT/WHO: Knoxville Habitat for Humanity leaders, Knox County leaders, the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, various organizations and individual donors gather for a
Groundbreaking Ceremony at the future Ellen’s Glen neighborhood. Those present include:
WHEN: Tuesday, July 13 at 4:30 pm (ceremony to last approximately 20 minutes)
WHERE: The future Ellen’s Glen neighborhood: Subdivision entrance is currently a gravel road located directly across from 8222 Strawberry Plains Pike.