Events

Past Events

GENTRI Show – Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

GENTRI, which is short for “The Gentlemen Trio” was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three dynamic tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliot and Bradley Quinn. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson.

Sporting Clay Tournament

Habitat Broward is celebrating over 30 years of building homes in Broward County! With the faithful support of home sponsors, volunteers and our Habitat staff, more than 376 families are in safe, affordable homes. It is our goal to raise enough money — $70,000 — from this tournament to be able to build a new home for another hard-working family!

Women Build

Habitat Broward’s annual Women Build program brings together women from all walks of life and challenges them to make a positive impact on the future of Broward County by providing safe, healthy housing for low and very-low income families. Since 2002, thousands of women in Broward have shared their time, talents and resources to build 61 Women Build homes, making Habitat Broward’s program one of the largest and most successful in the United States. Read More >>

Collegiate Challenge 

Every year during the month of March, hundreds of college students from across the country travel to Fort Lauderdale to help Habitat Broward build simple, decent, affordable homes for low-income families in need.  The volunteers are participants of Habitat for Humanity International’s Collegiate Challenge, which is one of the country’s largest alternative spring break programs and offers the opportunity for students to gain new skills, make new friends, and make a meaningful impact on the community.

In March 2019, Habitat Broward will welcome over 100 students for the 2019 Collegiate Challenge from the University of Mary Washinton, Western Michigan University, Fitchburg State University, University of Pittsburgh, Illinois Insititute of Technology, and Manchester University.

For more information on Collegiate Challenge, or to sign up for 2020, contact Gina Caballero, Director of Volunteer Engagement, at (954) 649-6306 or gina@habitatbroward.org.

Hosting Your Own Event?
Habitat Broward welcomes the opportunity to partner with outside organizations in order to generate support and awareness for our mission.  Funds raised through special events such as golf tournaments, art auctions, grand openings, promotions and more help us to fulfill our mission of building safe, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need throughout our community.

If you would like to host an event or promotion to benefit Habitat Broward, please contact Barb Witte at (954) 396-3030 x211, or barbara@habitatbroward.org.

Donate

Donate Online!

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You can make checks payable to:
Habitat for Humanity of Broward
3564 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Let us know if your contribution is in memory or in honor of someone special. At your request, we will send an acknowledgment card to the designated individual.

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Donate to the Habitat ReStore
If you would like to donate furniture, appliances, or other home improvement materials, please contact our ReStore directly at (954) 763-7771 to schedule a pick up. Visit the ReStore page for a list of acceptable donations.
Click Here to Learn How to Donate to The Habitat ReStore 

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Donate Land 
Habitat Broward welcomes donations of foreclosed property, vacant land, timeshares, condos and more. Turn vacant land into a home for a deserving family – and a tax deduction for you! For more information contact us at (954) 396-3030, Ext. 212 or denyse@habitatbroward.org.

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Cars for Homes™
Do you have an older car, truck, RV, van, trailer or boat taking up valuable space in your yard? Then donate your vehicle to help build homes. Your car donation will support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness and save you the time and energy of finding a buyer.  By donating a car to our vehicle donation program, you can help Habitat for Humanity of Broward build houses in partnership with families in need of a hand up, not a hand out. It is quick and easy to donate automobiles, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, construction equipment and other vehicles ~ running or not!  Plus, you may be eligible for a tax deduction.  (Consult your tax advisor or the IRS for details.)

To donate a car, truck, boat or RV to Cars for Homes™ – Habitat’s official car donation program, call (877) 277-4344 toll free or visit www.carsforhomes.org and let us take care of the rest.  It’s a convenient way to support Habitat for Humanity of Broward and create more space in your driveway!

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Leave a Legacy
For more information about including Habitat for Humanity of Broward in your estate plan or any type of legacy gift, contact Barbara Witte, Director of Development and Marketing, at (954) 396-3030 ext. 211, or barbara@habitatbroward.org. Prior to making a contribution involving securities or real property, it is important that you contact your financial, tax, and legal counsel to fully understand the implications and potential benefits of the transaction.

Become a partner in our mission to eliminate poverty housing by making a donation today! 100% of your tax-deductible donation or sponsorship will be applied to the construction of a safe, decent home for a family in need.

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Sponsorships
To learn more about how your company, civic group, church or other organization can become a home sponsor, please view our Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Barbara Witte, Director Development and Marketing, at (954) 396-3030 ext. 211, or barbara@habitatbroward.org.

Volunteer FAQ

Is there a volunteer orientation?

What is the age requirement to volunteer on the jobsite?

What should I bring with me to volunteer? 

What should I wear?

What time do I need to arrive on the jobsite?

What if I can only work in the afternoon?

Are volunteers provided lunch?

Can I fulfill my community service hours with Habitat Broward (court or school assigned)?

Do I need to have prior construction experience?

What should I do if it is raining?

If I am giving my time, do I need to make a financial donation as well?

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Is there a volunteer orientation?

Yes! All volunteers must complete the online registration and orientation and bring a signed waiver to site the first time they volunteer.

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What is the age requirement to volunteer on the jobsite?

Everyone on the jobsite must be at least 16 years of age. Those under the age of 18 must keep their feet on the ground at all times (no roofs or ladders) and must have their waiver signed by a parent/guardian.

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What should I bring with me to volunteer?

All necessary tools will be provided on the job site. We do not provide gloves, so please bring your own if you require them. Water and Gatorade are provided on site, but we encourage you to help us stay “green” and conserve cups by bringing a reusable water bottle.

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What should I wear?

Whether the task is painting, landscaping or roofing, your clothes and shoes WILL get dirty, so please dress accordingly. You MUST wear closed-toe shoes. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended.

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What time do I need to arrive on the jobsite, and how long will we work?

Plan to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. to sign in and attend the morning circle, which begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Attendance at the morning circle is required in order to volunteer for the day. We generally work until 12:30.

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What if I can only work in the afternoon?

Attendance is required at the 8:00 a.m. morning circle, where we assign and explain the tasks for the day. If you are not able to arrive at that time, you are welcome to find a day that better fits your schedule.

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Are volunteers provided lunch?

No. It is recommended that you eat breakfast beforehand. We provide snacks during the 10am Snack break.

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Can I fulfill my community service hours with Habitat (court or school assigned)?

Yes! Please make sure you bring your form and have the construction site supervisor or Re-Store manager to sign it at the end of the day.

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Do I need to have prior construction experience?

No! Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. We have skilled staff and volunteer leaders on site to explain and supervise each task. If you are not comfortable with a task, you can simply ask to do something else.

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What should I do if it is raining?

If you are scheduled to volunteer, please report to the job site regardless of weather conditions. South Florida weather typically changes quickly, but we will release you from the jobsite if the weather gets too extreme for work.  In the case of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, the jobsite WILL be closed.  Please follow all government restrictions and regulations.

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If I am giving my time, do I need to make a financial donation as well?

Habitat Broward does not require individual volunteers to make a financial contribution to our construction program. No individual will be turned away because they chose not to make a financial contribution. However, we will graciously accept any donations you are willing to make.

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Volunteer

Volunteers play an essential role in our mission, whether it’s on a construction site, at the Habitat ReStore, in our office, serving on a committee, or at one of our events. We welcome volunteers of all skill levels who are interested in contributing their time and talents toward making a difference in the lives of families in need!

 

 

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Home Construction

What We Build

Although simple and modest in size, Habitat Broward’s homes are more than adequate to meet the needs of the families we serve.

Where We Build

Since 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Broward has been building safe, decent and affordable homes in communities throughout Broward County.

Under Construction

Take a look at our current projects and track our progress as we build homes and communities from the ground up!

Completed Builds

Check out the variety of simple, decent, affordable homes and neighborhoods Habitat has been building throughout the Broward County area since 1983.

Building Green

Learn more about how Habitat Broward’s approach to green building, which focuses on long-term sustainability for both the homeowner and the environment.

  HFH Broward 2013 Construction Manual

Homeownership Program

Habitat homeownership is not a giveaway program, but a partnership in which future homeowners and their families are involved in all aspects of our mission.

Application Process

Applying for a Habitat home is a thorough and detailed process. Families are selected based on their need for housing, willingness to partner, and ability to repay the mortgage.

Sweat Equity

Learn more about one of the features that makes Habitat Broward so unique from other affordable housing providers.

Family Support

Habitat Broward recognizes that an affordable mortgage is only one part of becoming a successful homeowner. Find out how we work to break the cycle of poverty for our homeowners and their children.

News

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300 Women Step Up to Make Dreams Come True

POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  – Habitat for Humanity of Broward hosted its last 2019 Women Build on Saturday, April 27, at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach. The Community will be the first of its kind in Broward County and will have 77 homes and a park. The job site is active with 12 […]

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Seven Homes for Seven Families

The saying “busy as bees” comes to mind as Phase II in A Rick Case Habitat Community springs to life and families complete the journey to homeownership.  The first seven homes will be ready for all families by the end of June! This means seven incredibly hard-working, committed families who meet their obligations of sweat equity, year-long homeownership […]

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Call to Action – Help Us Stop Sweeping Dollars!

Dear Sadowski Coalition and Sadowski Affiliates: The Sadowski Coalition hand delivered our letter requesting a line-item veto of the $125 million sweep of housing trust funds to the Governor’s office on Friday, May 10. Since that time, six newspapers have Editorialized- agreeing that the Governor should line item veto the sweep – Gainesville Sun, Miami […]

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Faithful ReStore Donor – Resource 4 Floors

For the past five years, the ReStore has been receiving consistent material donations from Resource 4 Floors.  Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale since 1980, Resource 4 Floors is a single source for sustainable floor covering for the corporate market.  Procuring and installing environmentally friendly flooring is their business and with hospitals and universities as clients, they […]

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Future Homeowner Leads with Giving Spirit

Ma’Oumba is the proud mother of four children: Sidney (10), Kiema (9), Tembe (8), and Nayden (7). She works as a Customer Service Representative and is currently enrolled at Broward College in the biomedical engineering program. Believing that education will help her secure a brighter future for her family, Ma’Oumba also believes that being a […]

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Women Step Up to Make Dreams Come True

Last month, Habitat Broward held its last of three women day builds to empower women to address the affordable housing crisis in our community. Collectively, over 330 women (and men!) worked side by side to build modest, energy-efficient homes in A Rick Case Habitat Community. The Community will be the first of its kind in […]

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Get Involved

Are you interested in lending a hand up, not a hand out  to deserving families in need? Read on to find out how individuals, organizations, and corporations can get involved with Habitat Broward to help build, support financially or volunteer. Volunteer Habitat Broward welcomes volunteers of all skill levels to help us in our […]

Carter Work Project 2010

In October, a group of Habitat Broward staff and volunteers participated in the 27th Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, joining more than 1,000 volunteers for a week of building and rehabilitating homes in six U.S. cities.