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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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Fellowship Breakfast

Annual Fellowship Breakfast

Please mark your calendars and join us as we commemorate your impact on affordable housing in Sarasota, celebrate the families we served, honor the dedication of our volunteers and thank our donors for their generous support. Together, we build. DATE: Friday, January 25, 2019 TIME: 7:30 – 9:00 AM LOCATION: Michael’s on East | 1212…
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Homeowner Support Committee Orientation

Habitat Sarasota is looking for volunteers to serve on our Homeowner Support Committee. The committee works in partnership with Habitat Sarasota staff to: Schedule and conduct home visits for applicants to determine if there is a need for affordable housing. Conduct workshops for our homeowner candidates, giving them important skills and tools to be successful…
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The Campaign for Hammock Place

Capital Campaign Reaches Milestone

Thanks to an outpouring of support from the community, Habitat Sarasota officially surpassed the halfway mark in Lives Transformed: The Campaign for Hammock Place. Launched in April 2018, the campaign has a goal to raise $7 million to build 40 homes. With over half the fundraising goal now achieved, Habitat Sarasota is preparing to break…
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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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Caren Lugo

Caren Lugo joins our team as Homeowner Services Coordinator

Habitat Sarasota does more than build decent, affordable homes. We create lives, transformed. In order to help keep our homes affordable, we build our homes, sell them ourselves and are the mortgage lender and servicer for our loans. Every Habitat homeowner partners with us to sign a 0% interest loan not to exceed more than…
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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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