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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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Danny Bilyeu

Welcome Danny Bilyeu, Construction Administrator

Habitat Sarasota is pleased to welcome Danny Bilyeu to the role of construction administrator. In his role, Bilyeu leads the construction activities of 20+ homes a year. He also supports the project management of the newly announced Hammock Place, a neighborhood that will provide 40 local families with a stable place to live. Most recently,…
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Ana’s New Home

Ana epitomizes a parent who will sacrifice anything for the safety and security of her children. A few years ago, she and her three children were starting a new life from nothing. Ana had summoned the courage to risk everything in order to save her children from a life of abuse. Since that time, Ana…
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Every parent wants a better future for their children

Lives Transformed: The Campaign for Hammock Place

Hammock Place campaign video shares powerful story of one Habitat Sarasota family Last month, Habitat Sarasota launched our Lives Transformed, The Campaign for Hammock Place in front of a packed room of supporters at The Northern Trust. The highlight of that kickoff was the campaign video. The video features one of the more than 250…
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• Routine home maintenance classes with Home Depot

Habitat Sarasota and local businesses working to set first-time homeowners up for success

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota has partnered with several area businesses to offer free Pathway to Homeownership classes in order to give our homeowner candidates tools to be successful homeowners. Through these classes, future Habitat homeowners are given instruction directly from industry experts on how to create a family budget, cook healthy meals, and properly maintain…
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