‘A dream come true’ for Knoxville homeowners, getting keys to Habitat for Humanity home

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Saturday, a Habitat for Humanity house here in Knoxville became a home. 

Johnnie and Tiffany Skinner, along with their three kids, now have the keys to their new house on Lansing Avenue.

“To us, its like a dream come true. Just being able to be homeowners and have a brand new house for me and my kids. It’s just a dream come true,” Skinner said.

There was a big show of community support at the dedication ceremony. Volunteers and community partners welcomed the Skinners into their new home.

“When you see the Skinner family here today and their kids, this is their home now. God’s blessing them today,” Greg Maciolek said.

But the community also came together to bring the home to life in the year prior. Volunteers clocked about 700 hours building it. 

“God is good and there’s some good people out here that really care and want to help people do better,” Skinner said.

The Skinners are now looking ahead to the future and feeling blessed their dream is reality. 

Habitat for Humanity oversaw the building of this home, along with Denark construction and the Knoxville area rotary clubs.

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