Entries by Habitat Broward

2017 Habitat Annual Report

From the CEO “I am beyond excited to share this brief report with you, to note a few memorable events this past calendar year and to remind us all that our mission remains as inspiring and relevant as ever. Broward County continues to be among the most cost burdened housing markets in the nation. Too

The Affordable Housing Homeowner: It’s Not Who You Think

Who Lives in Affordable Housing? There is certainly a sense of shame among the topic of affordable housing and its population. However, data proves that many of the beliefs behind this are untrue. Below are a few myths we hope to dispel about the people who live in affordable housing. “People who live in affordable

Advocate for The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act

The Florida Housing Coalition is advocating to include The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act in the next tax legislation that the U.S. Congress advances.  Both versions of the legislation include a fixed 4% credit and the Senate version (S. 548) includes a 50 percent increase in Housing Credit resources. Our most immediate focus is the omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Habitat Broward’s Marcia Barry-Smith Honored At Women of Distinction Award Breakfast

FORT LAUDERDALE (March 6, 2018) – Marcia Barry-Smith, Director of Community Outreach and Program Services for Habitat for Humanity of Broward, was recently honored by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) at its 5th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast. Barry-Smith was recognized for her leadership in the community and awarded in front of

Habitat Broward Featured on WSVN

Source: WSVN 7 News | Author: Rebecca Vargas | Published: March 7, 2018 “Students partner with Habitat for Humanity to build South Florida homes” Several students have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build seven new homes. Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge, in partnership with Habitat Broward, gave 65 students from three colleges across the

JM Family Enterprises Sponsors Home for the Doe Family

Kaytrinia Doe is the proud mother of three girls, Deaundria 14, Aundreya 11 and Kayleah 9. A former participant in the Take Stock in Children program, Kaytrinia was mentored by Nancy Botera of the Broward College Foundation from 10th grade on. The first in her family to go to college, Kaytrinia earned a degree in

Habitat for Humanity of Broward to Host Over 100 Students During Collegiate Challenge Program in March

FORT LAUDERDALE (March 1, 2018) – Students representing six colleges from all over the country will be using their spring break to make a difference in others’ lives by building homes through Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s Collegiate Challenge program. Students, with assistance from Habitat Broward’s Leader and Core volunteers, will be working on seven

Florida Girls Give Back

Florida Girls Giving Back is a group of eleven girls ranging in age from 13 to 18. These dynamic community volunteers sponsored a Habitat Home this year—a tremendous gift for a volunteer-driven, teen organization. Additionally, the girls gave more than 300 hours of time and energy to build a home, designed by Habitat Broward to

Rosemary Duffy Larson’s Legacy Lives On: Meet the James Family

The dream of homeownership will soon become a reality for Eartha and Virgil James’ family, thanks to the thoughtful planning by Rosemary Duffy Larson, who in her lifetime  established a trust of more than $4 million to support Broward organizations, including Habitat for Humanity of Broward. The Rosemary Duffy Larson Trust and trustee Alan Ruf