Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground in Miramar

Marcia Barry-Smith, Director of Community Outreach and Advocacy for Habitat Broward (Right) with Shaquanda Willis who came out for Habitat Broward’s Miramar groundbreaking.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate six new homes for deserving families in Historic Miramar last month.

“This groundbreaking marks the beginning of a new future for these families in need of affordable homes,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward.

Dignitaries at the event included Miramar Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis, Commissioner Winston F. Barnes, Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers and Commissioner Yvette Colbourne.

Miramar is redeveloping the area near U.S 441 and County Line Road to promote commercial growth and to expand affordable housing opportunities for Broward’s workforce. The lots were given to Habitat Broward by the City of Miramar. They are ideally suited for the construction of six new, attached homes.

In addition, the City of Miramar is a home sponsor and build partner.

Site infrastructure, including water, sewer, electrical service and roads, is already in place. It provides tremendous cost savings to Habitat Broward and reduces the timeline for completion of the homes.

Family Home Sponsors include Burdette Beckmann Inc. and the Robert Taylor Family, WSVN Channel 7 and the City of Miramar. Home Foundation Sponsors are Publix Super Markets Charities and TIAA Bank.

A pre-qualification questionnaire for the new Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s homeowner application process for homes in the City of Miramar will be available online at habitatbroward.org.

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