Urban, Andersons Donate Habitat House

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• August 15, 2011

Charlie and Moll Anderson, and Keith Urban present Regina Olum and her family with their new Habitat for Humanity home. Olum lives in the four-bedroom home with her son and her mother.

Keith Urban joined Moll and Charlie Anderson in Knoxville Friday (8/12), where they gave new meaning to the term “urban renewal” by presenting the keys to a new Habitat for Humanity home.

The house is the second of what will be 10 homes planned for “Music Row” in Knoxville. The houses are underwritten by the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation from an annual benefit concert featuring a country music act. Urban performed at the fundraiser last fall that netted $250,000 for the cause.

The Andersons have confirmed longtime Habitat for Humanity supporter Reba McEntire as the entertainer for the private fundraiser in their home this year.

In lieu of a down payment, Habitat for Humanity homeowners are required to complete 500 hours of sweat equity, mostly in the form of budgeting and homeowner classes. In addition, the family pays a mortgage on the home at zero-percent interest over 25 to 30 years. The mortgage payments go back into building more simple, decent and affordable homes.

 

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