Habitat Sarasota’s 2017 Community Impact

Finding a solution for affordable housing is on the minds of many of our community leaders, government officials, and corporations in Sarasota. A broader commitment to housing options for working families is critical to the continued growth and prosperity of Sarasota and Habitat Sarasota is committed to working with our partners in the community to meet this challenge.

“Two years into our four-year strategic plan we are debt free, we have families in the pipeline and we have land inventory. We are confident that we will meet our goal to serve 66 families by June 30, 2020” says John Peshkin, Board Chair and founder/principal at Vanguard Land, a private real estate investment group.

Community Impact included:

  • 13 families now have an affordable mortgage and are no longer rent burdened.
  • 9 homes are under construction
  • Habitat Sarasota owns 47 buildable lots for future homes
  • Habitat Sarasota generated more than $250,000 to Sarasota County in permit fees, impact fees and property taxes.

Financial Highlights included:

  • More than 38,000 ReStore sales transactions generating nearly $2,000,000
  • Our local foundations, corporations and private donors gifted over $1.6M directly towards the construction of homes.
  • Partnership with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Homeownership Program (HOP) and the State SHIP program in partnership with the Office of Housing and Community Development provided additional funding more than $640,000.
  • Future funding commitments are strong at nearly $3,000,000.
  • 705 volunteers contributed over 15,000 hours to our mission. The Bureau of Labor Statistics values your contribution at approximately $350,000



Full community and financial impact for 2017:

January 1 - December 31, 2017

Homes Closed and Sold to Habitat Families: 13
Homes Under Construction: 9
Future Land Inventory: 47
Impact and Permit Fees Paid to City and County: $87,673
Sarasota County Property Taxes Paid by Habitat Homeowners: $166,000

Volunteer Contribution
Number of Volunteers: 705
Number of Volunteer Hours: 15,477
Dollar Value of Volunteer Time*: $351,328

January 1 - December 31, 2017

ReStore Success
ReStore Total Sales: $1,970,670
Number of ReStore Sale Transactions: 38,357

Fundraising and Development Success
Cash Donations and Grants: $1,639,960
ReStore Mission Contribution: 559,100
Other Sources - HOP/SHIP: 643,865
Pending Grant and Sponsorship Commitments: 2,980,250
Total: $5,823,175

*Latest figure from 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics data, indexed in April 2017.