Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently celebrated its “Habitat Love” themed Women Build at A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach.
About 100 volunteers participated in “Habitat Love,” the Valentine’s Day themed Women Build celebration. This is the second of three Women Build Days where volunteers, alongside future homeowners, worked on roofs of the first 10 homes in this new community.
“It is so heartwarming to see our future Habitat homeowners working alongside Habitat volunteers to make the dream of ‘home’ come true,” said Nancy Daly, who co-chairs Habitat Broward’s Women Build this year with Raquel Case. “You can really feel the ‘Habitat love’ on this special day.”
Individuals and organizations who are Family Home Sponsors for Women Build’s 10 homes this year are Burdette Beckmann, Inc, Rick Case Automotive Group, the Robert L. Elmore estate, the Robert Taylor Family, the Wadsworth Family Foundation, WSVN Channel 7 and City Furniture.
“Habitat helps people get the homes they need, deserve, and work hard to earn,” said Keith Koenig, CEO of City Furniture. City Furniture has been donating beds to new homeowners and furniture to Habitat Broward ReStore for over a decade. His wife Kelly serves on this year’s Women Build committee and the company provided the lunch party for the day.
Additional Women Build sponsors are Bank of America, the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation, Elizabeth Swanson, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, TIAA Bank, and Wells Fargo Foundation.
The Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward has sponsored the foundations of the first 50 homes in this community, including the Women Build homes.
“Eighty percent of our community cannot afford the average priced home in Broward County,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “Our families have worked hard for the opportunity to get a home with a zero percent mortgage. We are so proud of them, on this day and always.”
“A Rick Case Habitat Community’ is the largest single-family affordable homeownership community undertaken by a nonprofit in Broward County to date.” She added.
The community will feature homes consisting of 42 one story and 35 two-story units with sizes ranging from 1,200 to 1,300 sq. ft. All homes feature sustainable, energy-efficient materials, as well as impact windows to minimize environmental impact, improve indoor air quality, and reduce utility and maintenance costs. Additional features include a park and children’s playground that will be accessible to residents of the community and the surrounding area.
“Homeownership means not having to move every time the lease is up, forcing my kids to switch schools,” said Krystal Brown, future Habitat homeowner. As the first in her family to become a homeowner, she can save money for her family’s future thanks to her affordable mortgage.
The next Women Build will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019 with a “Mother and Daughter Day” theme.
To view photos from the event, click here.