Entries by Habitat Broward

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 […]

Contact Your Elected Officials: Proposed House Budget to Zero Out SHIP

Call to Action Proposed House Budget to Zero out SHIP No money at all for FY 2018-19, other than funding for hurricane recovery, has been allocated. SHIP (State Housing Initiative Partnership) dollars help Habitat make mortgages more affordable. Supported by the Sadowski Housing Trust Fund, the Florida House proposes eliminating these dollars and continuing to […]

Working Families Can Achieve the American Dream – With Our Help

An Important Message from Nancy Robin, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Broward It is now up to the Florida House to support affordable housing and end the historic sweep of millions of dollars from the housing trust fund. Senators, Representatives and We the Citizens have the opportunity to say, “Stop!” to protect the American Dream of […]

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale Co-Hosting 6th Annual Bike to Build Event  

(Courtesy of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale)  Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 30, 2018) – Pedals up! Join First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale and Habitat for Humanity of Broward on Saturday, February 17, 2018, for the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build event. Participants will race to the finish to help a deserving […]