Entries by Thor Barraclough

Habitat Broward and FIU Study Examines Homeownership Impact

FORT LAUDERDALE (April 6, 2021) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has partnered with Florida International University (FIU) to conduct Broward’s first-ever homeownership impact study. Researchers at the Jorge Pérez Metropolitan Center at FIU (FIU/MC) will conduct a study that will examine the quality of life, educational, health, and economic impacts of homeownership on Broward […]

Is It Hard to Get a Habitat for Humanity Home?

Having your own home is a key to happiness with added comfort and security. The Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program provides homes on a low mortgage, allowing you to construct a new house for yourself alongside professional builders. And the best part is that you are going to have full ownership of the said house. […]

Benefits of Buying Things Second Hand

More and more people are turning towards thrift stores and second hand shops when looking to buy something they need. This is great news, but regardless of whether you’ve been a regular enthusiast when it comes to preloved items or still have to discover the charms of buying second hand, you might not be aware […]

Which Are the Main Eligibility Criteria for Homeownership?

There’s no feeling quite like being a homeowner. Not only is there certain security but we also get to exercise our creativity when it comes to organizing and decorating this home however we like. Such freedom is truly amazing. Still, becoming a homeowner is far from simple, especially when finances are concerned. This is precisely […]

5 Reasons To Donate to Thrift Stores

Thrift stores present a rather important part of every community. They allow people to give back to their community as well as provide others with a considerably more budget-friendly shopping opportunity. In that respect, the best thrift stores to donate to are your local ones, but you can always expand your generosity and desire to […]

6 Things to do with your Tax Refund

Saving money is kind of like eating a healthy diet. You know you should do more of it, but it’s hard to resist making spur-of-the-moment choices that make you happier immediately but worse off later. A tax refund marks a great chance to get into a better financial position for the future. Create an emergency […]

Homeowner Tashaundra Helps Children

Tashaundra and her son moved into their Habitat home this past June. A Broward County teacher, she also worked at the Boys and Girls Club to supplement her income and help local children. When COVID closed the club, she began tutoring and counseling. “My heart truly ached for my second-graders. Tutoring them individually gave me […]

CARES Act Rewards Charitable Acts

(Excerpt from: How Does the CARES Act affect Your Giving? 5/06/20, Vanguard Charitable.org) The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in late March. The $2.2 trillion bill was designed to respond on many fronts to the COVID-19 crisis. It includes provisions related to charitable giving, although some of those […]