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Habitat for Humanity of Broward To Host 2nd Annual CEO Build
in Pompano Beach

WHAT: Habitat for Humanity of Broward will be hosting its 2nd annual CEO Build, led by co-chairs Brent Burns, President and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Keith Koenig, CEO of City Furniture at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach.

Special precautions will be in place on the build site, as safety will remain the number one priority.

The pandemic has made us even more aware of the need for safe, quality housing, especially for low-income families. The demand for affordable housing has never been greater. Local CEOs will roll up their sleeves and work side by side to be part of the solution.

Before COVID-19, one in seven households spent more than half of their income on housing. Today, that number is estimated to be one in four. Habitat for Humanity of Broward offers working families a way to earn an affordable mortgage kept to 30 percent of household income through the sweat equity they invest. This is the only way these families can afford decent housing, and it changes their lives.

In addition to construction, the event will include an exclusive networking opportunity, continental breakfast, and lunch.

WHEN: Saturday, May 15 at 7 a.m.

WHERE:1400 NW 6th Avenue
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

MEDIA:Please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14 to trena@bitnergroup.com.

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 families. The study will also undertake extensive geo-coding to assess the effect homeownership has on wider community livability.

“The Jorge Pérez Metropolitan Center at FIU is the leading urban “think tank” in South Florida,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat Broward. “We’re proud to have such a respected partner in applied research really peel back the onion on how homeownership impacts families and the wider community.”    

Fueled by a generous $50,000 grant from the Rogers Family Foundation, the study will use digital, phone, and door-to-door interviews of hundreds of Habitat homeowners to uncover data. The study will examine new homeowners right through to families who have owned their own homes for decades. 

Broward requires an ever-more sophisticated approach to its affordable housing crisis if it is to use its resources wisely and develop comprehensive solutions to the challenge. “This study will provide us with a roadmap of what’s working and what we can improve,” said Robin.

“We are proud to work with Habitat Broward to help illuminate the great work our nonprofit partners are doing to address one of the most pressing issues impacting our communities,” said Dr. Maria Ilcheva, Assistant Director of the FIU/MC. “We know stable housing, employment opportunities, education, and health care are important factors for economic mobility. Through its homeownership program, Habitat is improving not only the lives of homeowners but future generations.”

To date, Habitat Broward has empowered hundreds of families to move out of substandard housing into an affordable home of their own. Beyond building bricks and mortar, Habitat Broward changes the trajectory of families’ lives, transforms underserved communities, and strengthens the economy through financial empowerment.

 

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” from low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

 

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 families. The study will also undertake extensive geo-coding to assess the effect homeownership has on wider community livability.
“The Jorge Pérez Metropolitan Center at FIU is the leading urban “think tank” in South Florida,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat Broward. “We’re proud to have such a respected partner in applied research really peel back the onion on how homeownership impacts families and the wider community.”
Fueled by a generous $50,000 grant from the Rogers Family Foundation, the study will use digital, phone, and door-to-door interviews of hundreds of Habitat homeowners to uncover data. The study will examine new homeowners right through to families who have owned their own homes for decades.
Broward requires an ever-more sophisticated approach to its affordable housing crisis if it is to use its resources wisely and develop comprehensive solutions to the challenge. “This study will provide us with a roadmap of what’s working and what we can improve,” said Robin.
“We are proud to work with Habitat Broward to help illuminate the great work our nonprofit partners are doing to address one of the most pressing issues impacting our communities,” said Dr. Maria Ilcheva, Assistant Director of the FIU/MC. “We know stable housing, employment opportunities, education, and health care are important factors for economic mobility. Through its homeownership program, Habitat is improving not only the lives of homeowners but future generations.”
To date, Habitat Broward has empowered hundreds of families to move out of substandard housing into an affordable home of their own. Beyond building bricks and mortar, Habitat Broward changes the trajectory of families’ lives, transforms underserved communities, and strengthens the economy through financial empowerment.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” from low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

Local schoolteacher receives keys to new Habitat home in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida schoolteacher and her family made a major move into their new home sweet home, thanks to their tireless efforts and Habitat for Humanity of Broward County.

3 families receive keys to new Habitat for Humanity homes in Miramar

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – Three families that have put in the sweat equity now have a place to call home sweet home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Dedicates Nine Homes, Good News FL Online

Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently dedicated nine homes in Pompano Beach during the COVID-19 crisis,

Habitat Broward & Wells Fargo Team up to Build Affordable Housing

Habitat Broward and Wells Fargo Team up to Build Affordable Housing in Miramar and Pompano Beach
Contributor: Trena Brae

9 families get homes despite virus roadblocks

Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently welcomed nine low-income families into safe, new homes in Pompano Beach.

Coconut Creek Lifestyle Magazine features Habitat volunteer, Rob Collett

Leaders like Rob are part of Habitat Broward’s army of 4,500 volunteers who provide 40,000 hours of service annually to build homes, communities and hope.

A new report on eviction

A new report by a collaboration of institutions and organizations estimates that without significant federal intervention, 30-40 million people in the US are at risk of eviction by the end of the year.