(423) 232-5097 eastern8cdc@e8cdc.org

Let Us Show You the Way Home

Eastern Eight helps a wide variety of people across the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee obtain safe and affordable housing. We believe that our innovative programs can help you – explore our site to learn more about them!

New Home Construction

Eastern Eight provides services to help you build a new home and obtain a mortgage.

Real Estate

Eastern Eight provides services to purchase pre-existing or pre-built homes in the area.


Eastern Eight also provides access to rentals  to those who aren’t ready to buy.

What is The Process Like?

Buying a home is easier than you think – Eastern Eight makes the process simple and even fun for many homebuyers.

Since 1998, we’ve helped more than 250 families buy attractive, affordable homes in Northeast Tennessee. We can help you too!

1. Complete Homebuyer Application
Complete the Homebuyer Application and Authorization Forms, and then send the forms with the completed documentation to Eastern Eight .
2. Credit Report Pulled
Eastern Eight will pull your credit report.
3. Meet with our Intake Specialist
Our Intake Specialist will meet with you to discuss your readiness to purchase, your housing needs and which of our financial options best fits your needs.
4. Attend Orientation
Once pre-qualified, you will attend an Eastern Eight orientation.
5. Choose Lot & Floor Plan & Begin Mortgage Process!
Eastern Eight staff will work with you to choose a lot and floor plan and then construction begins!

At the same time, Eastern Eight staff will begin the mortgage approval process.

About Us

Eastern Eight CDC is a nonprofit organization creating affordable housing solutions for the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee (Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington).

Our programs include homebuyer education, financial counseling, mortgage pre-approval, continuing homeowner education and foreclosure prevention and counseling. We also develop and rehabilitate homes, including manufactured housing, and offer a select number of rental properties.


“Thank you all for helping my dream of homeownership come true. I can’t say thank you enough, but I hope all of you know how much I greatly appreciate what you have done for me – it would not have been possible without you.”

-Kathy Harris

“I feel like I have achieved ultimate independence – I feel like I am finally an adult and my self esteem is just through the roof.”

-Alice Leonard

“We are able to move into and own our own dream home. No more renting!”

-Adam & Melissa Baker

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