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 homes nearing completion, 10 of which are Women Build homes.

Over 300 volunteer builders, mostly women painted both the exterior and interiors of the homes and completed roof and framing work on the third and final build day. “To see the work of all of these volunteers is amazing,” said Raquel Case. “We are building alongside many home sponsors and donors who greatly care about the affordable housing crisis.”

Habitat Broward’s Women Build was co-chaired by Nancy Daly, former board member and longtime Habitat advocate, and Raquel Case of Rick Case Automotive Group. The sponsor for the event was Rick Case Automotive Group which provided lunch and a DJ.

“A Rick Case Habitat Community,” is the largest single-family affordable homeownership community undertaken by a nonprofit in Broward County to date,” said Nancy Robin, CEO.

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. Broward County is among the most cost-burdened housing markets in the nation. Habitat serves those earning 30 percent to 80 percent of the area median income. These are hard-working grocery clerks, healthcare workers, public safety personnel and even teachers whose rental costs consume more than 50 percent of their monthly income.

For more information on the Women Build event, “A Rick Case Habitat Community” or Habitat Broward, please contact Robyn Harper at Habitat for Humanity of Broward (954) 396-3030 ext. 228.