Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently dedicated nine homes in Pompano Beach during the COVID-19 crisis, providing safe, decent new homes to low-income families in need of affordable housing.
City of Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin congratulated the families and thanked the sponsors.
“This is the result of so much hard work and heart,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO and Executive Director. “I’m immensely proud of each and every one of our families for making today happen, and I’m so very thankful for our sponsors, volunteers, construction team and other employees.”
When COVID-19 forced Habitat for Humanity of Broward to close its ReStore and cancel volunteers, Robin and her staff decided to hire subcontractors for plumbing, electric and carpentry, and invite homeowners, ReStore and other staff to perform work that did not require special skills like painting and landscaping.
“The journey to home ownership isn’t easy,” expressed Jonathan DeLuca of the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, which sponsored multiple family homes. “But these families understand the long term impact of owning a safe, stable and affordable home.”
Through Habitat, hardworking families are able to obtain a modest home with a mortgage kept to 30 percent of household income. They give 300 hours of sweat equity to build their homes and the homes of neighbors, attend a year of classes and make a small down payment. For info, visit habitatbroward.org.