Entries by Denyse Peterson

Homeowner Hurricane Recovery

Habitat Broward Homeowners: how have you been affected by Hurricane Irma? Have you experienced a loss or suffered damage to your home due to the storm? Do you need to be connected to resources that can provide you assistance? If your answer is yes, please visit this page for detailed information and advice. Do you

Labor of Love Day Unites Washington Park Community

If we ever doubt that bringing people together is the solution to make things happen, look at Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s first-ever Labor of Love Day, held Monday, September 4th at the site of our most recent new build in Washington Park. Future Habitat homeowners, their families, Habitat staff and hundreds of local volunteers

Breaking Ground on 7 Homes in Fort Lauderdale

We are excited to break ground on the construction of seven new homes in the Washington Park community of Fort Lauderdale. These homes are part of a major revitalization effort by Broward County, Habitat for Humanity of Broward and other partners to create safer, more vibrant and family-friendly communities in the Broward Municipal Services District,

Before & After Irma: What You Need to Know

BEFORE THE STORM: As of this posting, Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. IT IS CRITICAL TO PREPARE NOW!  Please do not wait to get your supplies – get gas, water, batteries, dry and canned foods, first aid kits, plastic bags and coverings. Two good guides are Sun Sentinel’s

U.S. Secretary Ben Carson and Dignitaries Salute New Rick Case Habitat Community

On March 24, U.S. Secretary Ben Carson and Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford and Habitat Broward to celebrate A Rick Case Habitat Community, scheduled to start home construction in early 2018. The event also marked the beginning of the largest community Habitat Broward will build to serve 77

Celebrating 408th Homeowner

Krystal Mayo is raising four children as a single mom. She has had to overcome hardships which might derail others. But she stayed on track, devoting 350+ hours of volunteer “sweat equity” to earn the keys to a new Habitat home, all while working full-time at a local condominium and keeping her children safe and

State Farm “Opens Doors” by Donating $5,000

Thank you to State Farm who recently presented Habitat Broward with $5,000 and participated in a Team Build workday on our Pompano Beach construction site. State Farm made this donation as part of the “Opening Doors to a Brighter Future through Affordable Housing” initiative. The funds will help us purchase exterior doors for 12 to

Spirit of Humanity Awards 2016

Habitat Broward is truly grateful to WSVN-TV Channel 7 News for providing such amazing coverage of our Annual Spirit of Humanity Awards Reception. WSVN tells the Habitat story with such care and compassion, bringing to light the critical need for affordable housing and the community partners whose generosity enable us to keep building homes year