Coming Soon... 5 New Homes... Newtown Transformation!
Interested in becoming a partner family?
Habitat Sarasota is proud to announce its next big project to enhance a blighted area of the Newtown neighborhood. The ground breaking event was celebrated on March 10, 2015.
When the two year project is complete in the summer of 2017, Habitat Sarasota will have built five Habitat homes on 24th Street. The five single family homes will enhance the Newtown neighborhood.
It’s expected more than 600 volunteers will work on the project. Habitat is currently seeking qualified homeowners. All qualified home owners complete Habitat Sarasota’s Pathways to Homeownership education program and provide a minimum of 300 volunteer hours of labor to fulfill their "sweat equity" requirement.
House #1 • 1988 24th Street
Completed December 2015
The foundation for this house was poured at the beginning of April 2015. Voigt Brothers Construction donated their time to construct the walls and stabilize the trusses. Volunteer groups on this site included the City of Sarasota Police Department and Sarasota Garden Club. Biological Tree Services is providing consulting services for eco-friendly landscaping. Funding for this house was provided through a grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.
House #2 • 2315 Washington Court
A generous grant from the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation is providing a safe and affordable home for a partner family.
House #3 • 2301 Washington Court
Because of the generous support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, a safe and affordable home is being constructed for a partner family.
House #4 • 2302 Pershing Avenue
Funding for this home made possible through a Partnership with the City of Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development with additional support from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation.
House #5 • 2312 Pershing Avenue
Funding for this home made possible through a Partnership with the City of Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development.
On April 28, 2016 ABC 7 News aired a brief segment
about the Newtown Neighborhood project
SNN's Coverage of Habitat Sarasota's work in the Newtown neighborhood
A Special Thank You...
• AeroPhoto for supplying aerial photography of the project site
• Northern Trust Bank
• City of Sarasota Police Department & over 396 Volunteers who have spent 6,329 hours on this project area (oct 2015-July 2016)
• Voigt Brothers Construction