Habitat for Humanity of Broward announced it has been named the 2018 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder in Broward County. As a recipient of the grant, Habitat will receive $200,000 in flexible funding and leadership development training for its executive director and an emerging leader.
“Habitat for Humanity is a long-time community partner that is working to impact one of the toughest challenges facing South Florida– access to affordable housing and homeownership,” said Lori Chevy, Broward County market president for Bank of A
merica. “We are proud to recognize Habitat as a second time Neighborhood Builder in acknowledgement of all they do to advance economic mobility for thousands of Broward County residents.”
The unrestricted funding will be paid out over two years to help expand the work and impact of Habitat for Humanity in Broward County. The organization plans to utilize its flexible funding to develop its neighborhood revitalization program which lifts up entire communities where Habitat homes and families are located, providing leadership, critical repair and aging in place solutions. It will build its infrastructure to enable it to double new home construction from 20 to 40 homes per year by 2020. The grant will also help to open a second ReStore in Western Broward County. Visit habitatbroward.org.