CLEVELAND, TN. (WRCB) -- Habitat for Humanity has built countless homes in the Tennessee Valley for people in need.

Thursday night in Cleveland, six new homes were dedicated to deserving families.

This was part of a nationwide home-building blitz by Habitat for Humanity.

Ground broke on May 17, and homeowners tell Channel 3 it's a chance to have true independence.

To qualify, homeowners went through an 18-month process, which included classes and about 400 hours of work on their home and other Habitat homes.

They buy the house at cost, with a zero percent interest loan.