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Breaking New Ground in Hammock Place

Habitat Sarasota dedicated Hammock Place, our new affordable housing community, at a Block Party attended by approximately 200 of our donors, volunteers, partners, and community supporters. The event, sponsored by ACHIEVA Banking for Good, was catered by Walt’s Fish Market, with dessert provided by Sun ‘n Fun and drinks provided by Publix and Home Depot.…
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Habitat Sarasota welcomes our 2019 Board of Directors

Habitat Sarasota announced the 2019 Board of Directors during our Fellowship Breakfast and Annual Meeting held on January 25. The Executive Committee members, effective January 1, 2019 are: Chair – John R. Peshkin, founder and principal at Vanguard Land, a private real estate investment group, continues his term as board chair. Peshkin has served on…
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Honoring a dedicated volunteer, Celia Cooper

Habitat Sarasota relies on hundreds of volunteers every year. We have volunteers on our build sites, in the ReStore, on various committees, in the administrative office, and Team Build volunteers. Celia Cooper was among the Top 100 volunteers that we celebrated at the Fellowship Breakfast and Annual Meeting. For 13 years, if a build site…
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Habitat Sarasota celebrates community impact

Two years ago, Habitat Sarasota committed to doubling our impact in the community by setting a goal to serve 66 families with permanent, affordable housing by end of year 2021. As of January 2019, we are halfway to that goal! Fiscal year ending June 2018, Habitat Sarasota served 22 families, including 34 children, with permanent,…
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Jay W. Berman joins our team as Major Gifts Officer

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc announces the addition of Jay W. Berman as their Major Gifts Officer. In this newly created position, Berman is responsible for cultivating donors to support the fundraising goal of $7 million toward Lives Transformed: The Campaign for Hammock Place. Berman is a Sarasota native with a 30-year career as a…
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Hammock Place

The Road to Hammock Place The excitement is mounting as we get closer to breaking ground on our first home in Hammock Place. Our Construction Administrator, Danny Bilyeu, is steadily working on the final projects that need to be completed before we can pour the first foundation. Rough grading of the roads and home sites…
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Critical Repair Program

Habitat Sarasota has expanded its housing solutions to include Critical Home Repair for existing, qualified homeowners with emphasis on helping seniors age in place and military veterans. US Army Veteran, Mr. Bird, reached out to Habitat Sarasota in desperation. With mounting medical bills due to caring for his son’s medical condition and recent auto expenses,…
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Members from FCCI with a Habitat Sarasota homeowner at her home dedication.

FCCI Insurance Group becomes the first to sponsor a home in Hammock Place

Habitat Sarasota is excited to announce that FCCI Insurance Group has become our first Community Partner to commit to fully sponsoring a home in Hammock Place, our new 40-home neighborhood. The home in Hammock Place will be the fifth home that has been fully funded by FCCI Insurance Group through the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program…
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Future Habitat Sarasota homeowner moves ICF foam panel.

Innovation drives new construction method at Habitat Sarasota

Have you driven by the latest Habitat Sarasota build site at 2537 Wells Ave lately? Did you notice something different about the construction? Instead of wood-frame construction that we have used since we started building homes back in 1985, you may have been surprised by walls being built with what resembles a white foam block.…
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2018 Small Business of the Year

And the Award Goes to…

Not One, But TWO! Habitat Sarasota took Top Honor at the 2018 Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards, receiving the award for Small Business of the Year, the first non-profit to ever win this award. Additionally, Habitat Sarasota was recognized as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Habitat Sarasota was nominated in the…
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