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.
In 1995, Rev. Charles McCaskey called for a community meeting and hundreds showed up ready to swing a hammer! Since that first meeting more than 75 families have earned the opportunity to partner with Putnam County Habitat for Humanity to build and purchase their new affordable home. Throughout our history, members of the community along with visitors to Putnam County have given their time and treasures to help build these homes. Fleetguard sponsored the first home in 1996. 1997 was the year J&S Construction helped build a home in just one day. In 1998 we began developing our first neighborhood on Burks Lane and it was the first year of a fundraiser, "Cooking on the Square". In 2001, the first home funded from Cooking on the Square was built in Cookeville. In 2003, we opened our Habitat ReStore to assist in raising funds for the program. The 50th home was celebrated in 2008. Today, we are working on our largest development to date - West End Place, located in the heart of Cookeville in the historic West End Neighborhood.
In 2017, PCHFH adopted a twenty year vision plan which includes expanding our services into other counties, adding a repair program, building a major donor program, developing a strong leadership team, and strengthening our ReStore profitability. All the plans will allow PCHFH to serve more families in our region!
As part of Habitat's expansion into Overton County, the Board of Directors chose a new name for the affiliate. Effective Jan.1, 2019, we will now be known as Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity!
Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity 728 E. 15th St. Cookeville, TN 38501 (931) 528-1711 OFFICE (931) 528-1709 RESTORE