Habitat for Humanity of Broward celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by welcoming five new families into their affordable homes at “Our Beloved Community” located in Roosevelt Gardens.
“In a county where so many families cannot afford decent housing, we are so grateful to be able help five families achieve their dream of owning a home,” said Robert Taylor, Jr., Habitat Broward’s Board Chair.
The keynote speaker at the event, Don Mizell, is a Grammy Award winning music industry veteran, attorney and public speaker. He was an active participant in the campaign to create the MLK national holiday and wrote Stevie Wonder’s MLK speech which he delivered on Jan. 15, 1981 at the MLK Holiday rally/march in Washington, D.C.
Mizell, who hails from Broward County, spoke about the commitment and his ties to the community.
One of the five families who worked hard to get to this day included Jocelyn Dominique and Marie Louise Geneus and their four children, who were previously living in a two-bedroom apartment. Due to limited space, all four siblings shared one bedroom. Visit habitatbroward.org