Widow’s dream of homeownership comes true

Widow’s dream of homeownership comes true on the heels of Mother’s Day as Habitat Broward celebrates the dedication of four WOMENBuild sponsored homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’

Widow’s dream of homeownership comes true on the heels of Mother’s Day as Habitat Broward celebrates the dedication of four WOMENBuild sponsored homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (May 22, 2023) – It was a bittersweet celebration for widow, Assitan Niangadou-Sidibe, as she received the keys to her new home at the dedication ceremony hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Broward on Saturday, May 20, for four WOMENBuild sponsored homes at “A Rick Case Habitat Community.”

The four new homeowners, including the Marieffe Ferrera, Takira Lundy, and Niangadou-Sidibe families are thankful for their generous home sponsors CITY Furniture, Sharon Gustofson-Floresque, J.R. Dunn and WSVN 7.

“This is a blessing I could never have hoped for without Habitat Broward and my sponsor Sharon Gustofson-Floresque. She gave my family a future filled with hope and security,” said Niangadou-Sidibe.

Niangadou-Sidibe was born and raised in West Africa, and like most immigrants, she came to the United States in search of the “American Dream.” New York was her welcoming State but after getting married, she moved to sunny South Florida and had two wonderful children.

Sadly, Niangadou-Sidibe’s husband passed away suddenly in 2021 and that’s when she turned to Habitat Broward as she could no longer afford a decent place to live for her family on her own. One of her coworkers, at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport told her about the Habitat Broward homeownership program and Sidibe applied and was accepted into the program.

Now Niangadou-Sidibe can rest assured in her new haven with children 13 years old, 8th grader Assan Sidibe and 5th grader Kadijatu Sidibe who also celebrated her 11th birthday on dedication day.

“This day shows what can be accomplished when we all work together to provide homeownership to hard-working families,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat Broward. “These four families with your help, are building homes, community and hope.”

Robin continued “A house is not just a house, it’s a home that nurtures families. It offers children the chance to do better at school, it leads to healthier families, a home improves safety, and it economically empowers like no other force…homeownership should be valued and also celebrated.”

Affordable housing uplifts residents, encourages social connection, increases adjacent property values, attracts businesses, jobs, and lowers crime rates.

Launched in 2023, “The Rita Case WOMENBuild” exhibited real girl power by raising a towering $800,000 in sponsorship for eight new homes including these four at “A Rick Case Habitat Community.” When complete, the Pompano Beach community of 76 homes will be the largest affordable homeownership community in the County’s history.

Spearheaded by business leader and philanthropist, Rita Case, “The Rita Case WOMENBuild” engages other extraordinary South Florida women in leadership to unite in their commitment to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing to the underserved in the area.

Since its launch in 2002, Habitat Broward’s “Women Build” program has engaged, equipped, and empowered more than 1,000 women to fund and build 52 homes throughout Broward County.

Women Build is a global movement that seeks to empower women to support women and families in need of affordable housing. The need is great in Broward, the nation’s most cost prohibitive community for affordable workforce housing.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward hosts historic dedication ceremony

Habitat for Humanity of Broward hosts historic dedication ceremony for 15 new two-story homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

Habitat for Humanity of Broward hosts historic dedication ceremony for 15 new two-story homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2023) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently celebrated the completion of 15 new two-story homes with a dedication ceremony at its historic “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach. This is a record high, as this is the most homes Habitat Broward has ever dedicated in one event.

“There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are. It has always been a dream of ours to become homeowners, and today Habitat’s supporters made this dream a reality,” said new homeowner, Lashicia Harris.

“This is the result of so much hard work and heart,” Habitat Broward CEO and Executive Director Nancy Robin said in a statement. “I’m immensely proud of each and every one of our families for making today happen, and I’m so very thankful for our sponsor the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, volunteers, construction team and other employees who made the completion of these homes possible.”

All 15 family homes were sponsored by The Fredrick A. DeLuca Foundation through a transformational grant to Habitat Broward.

South Florida is the nation’s most cost-burdened housing market in the nation with high home prices and low wages making homeownership out of reach for 94 percent of Broward residents.

The benefits are clear, Habitat homeowners are healthier, safer, more likely to go to college and have 44 times the net worth of those families renting.

With assistance from Habitat Broward, families are able to acquire modest homes with mortgages kept to 30 percent of household income. To qualify, individuals must start off by providing 300 hours of sweat equity to construct their homes and the other houses in the neighborhood. Families must also attend a year of homeownership classes and make a small down payment.

“The journey to homeownership isn’t easy,” said Habitat Board Chair, Lily Pardo. “But these families understand the long-term impact of owning a safe, stable and affordable home. It’s a testament to how hard they are willing to work to create better opportunities for themselves and their families for generations to come.”

“A Rick Case Habitat Community” was made possible by Ed Ansin of Sunbeam/WSVN Channel 7, and Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group who stepped forward with a leadership gift to name this historic new community and provided much of the funding for the infrastructure.

The project is also made possible by the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, the City of Pompano Beach, the Hudson Family Foundation, Burdette Beckmann, Inc., the Robert Taylor Family, the Wadsworth Family Foundation, the Elizabeth Peters Estate, the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, the Estate of Renate Wylie, the Robert L. Elmore Estate, JM Family Enterprises and other contributors and volunteers.

The community will feature 76 affordable homes consisting of 42 one-story and 35 two-story units with sizes ranging from 1,200 to 1,300 sq. ft. homes. All homes feature sustainable, energy-efficient materials, including impact windows, to minimize environmental impact, improve indoor air quality, and reduce utility and maintenance costs. Additional features include a park and children’s playground that will be accessible to residents of the community and the surrounding area.

The total project is estimated to cost over $18 million in funds that will be raised and leveraged through partnerships with corporations, foundations, government agencies, the faith community and generous individuals.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Raises Awareness and More

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Raises Awareness and More Than $300,000 during 4th Annual CEO Build at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Raises Awareness and More Than $300,000 during 4th Annual CEO Build at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (March 6, 2023) – More than 50 CEOs and C-suite leaders from many of South Florida’s largest companies came together to raise awareness and over $300,000 in support of affordable workforce housing in Broward County during Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s 4th annual CEO Build on Saturday, March 4. The task at hand for the event included top executives dedicating time and effort to help roof four homes at “A Rick Case Habitat Community,” a historic 76-home community in Pompano Beach.

Event co-chairs Brent Burns, President and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Keith Koenig, Chairman of City Furniture, led the task force to support affordable workforce housing in Broward County, the most cost-burdened housing market in the country.

“These CEO Build participants understand the critical need for affordable workforce housing in our community and chose to be a force for change and be a part of the solution,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “They collectively lead hundreds of thousands of employees.”

By June of this year, 58 homes will be completed in “A Rick Case Habitat Community.”

Additionally, Habitat Broward has acquired land and plans to build 20 townhomes in the “BBI Village” community in Fort Lauderdale and 13 townhomes in Coral Springs. Open enrollment for these energy-efficient, affordable townhomes closes on March 31, 2023. This is a great opportunity for qualified applicants to start their journey to homeownership.

This year’s event was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship from JM Family Enterprise Inc., CITY Furniture, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Law Offices of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell PLLC, South Florida Business Journal and Exquisite Catering by Robert.

2023 CEO Build Participating Companies:
Advanced Roofing
Amerant Bank
ANF Group
Ansin Foundation/WSVN Channel 7
Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell PLLC.
Bank of America
BBi
BDO
Brandstar
Brody & Associates
Broward College
Campbell Property Management/Campbell
& Rosemurgy Real Estate
Castle Group
Celebrity Cruise
CITY Furniture
City of Deerfield Beach
Community Foundation of Broward
Denison Yachting
Falcone & Associates
Festus and Helen Stacy Foundation
Florida Panthers
Florida Power & Light
Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation
GL Homes
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Gulf Building
Gunster
Health Business Solutions
HEICO
Holy Cross Health
Hudson Family Foundation
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Joe Rose
Katz Barron
Kaufman Lynn Construction
Memorial Healthcare System
Mesirow Financial
Miller Construction
Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Foundation
PNC Bank
Representative Chip LaMarca
Rick Case Automotive Group
Rogers, Morris & Ziegler LLP
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Seminole Classic Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Support Services
SIXT
South Florida Business Journal
South Florida Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab
Sunshine Health
Tripp Scott

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

Habitat for Humanity of Broward hosts historic dedication ceremony for 15 new two-story homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

Habitat for Humanity of Broward hosts historic dedication ceremony for 15 new two-story homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2023) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently celebrated the completion of 15 new two-story homes with a dedication ceremony at its historic “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach. This is a record high, as this is the most homes Habitat Broward has ever dedicated in one event.

“There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are. It has always been a dream of ours to become homeowners, and today Habitat’s supporters made this dream a reality,” said new homeowner, Lashicia Harris.

“This is the result of so much hard work and heart,” Habitat Broward CEO and Executive Director Nancy Robin said in a statement. “I’m immensely proud of each and every one of our families for making today happen, and I’m so very thankful for our sponsor the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, volunteers, construction team and other employees who made the completion of these homes possible.”

All 15 family homes were sponsored by The Fredrick A. DeLuca Foundation through a transformational grant to Habitat Broward.

South Florida is the nation’s most cost-burdened housing market in the nation with high home prices and low wages making homeownership out of reach for 94 percent of Broward residents.

The benefits are clear, Habitat homeowners are healthier, safer, more likely to go to college and have 44 times the net worth of those families renting.

With assistance from Habitat Broward, families are able to acquire modest homes with mortgages kept to 30 percent of household income. To qualify, individuals must start off by providing 300 hours of sweat equity to construct their homes and the other houses in the neighborhood. Families must also attend a year of homeownership classes and make a small down payment.

“The journey to homeownership isn’t easy,” said Habitat Board Chair, Lily Pardo. “But these families understand the long-term impact of owning a safe, stable and affordable home. It’s a testament to how hard they are willing to work to create better opportunities for themselves and their families for generations to come.”

“A Rick Case Habitat Community” was made possible by Ed Ansin of Sunbeam/WSVN Channel 7, and Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group who stepped forward with a leadership gift to name this historic new community and provided much of the funding for the infrastructure.

The project is also made possible by the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, the City of Pompano Beach, the Hudson Family Foundation, Burdette Beckmann, Inc., the Robert Taylor Family, the Wadsworth Family Foundation, the Elizabeth Peters Estate, the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, the Estate of Renate Wylie, the Robert L. Elmore Estate, JM Family Enterprises and other contributors and volunteers.

The community will feature 76 affordable homes consisting of 42 one-story and 35 two-story units with sizes ranging from 1,200 to 1,300 sq. ft. homes. All homes feature sustainable, energy-efficient materials, including impact windows, to minimize environmental impact, improve indoor air quality, and reduce utility and maintenance costs. Additional features include a park and children’s playground that will be accessible to residents of the community and the surrounding area.

The total project is estimated to cost over $18 million in funds that will be raised and leveraged through partnerships with corporations, foundations, government agencies, the faith community and generous individuals.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Homeownership program applications open February 15

Homeownership program applications open February 15 for new two-story townhomes in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs

Homeownership program applications open February 15 for new two-story townhomes in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs

FORT LAUDERDALE (February 7, 2023) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s homeownership program applications to open for new two-story townhomes in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs beginning on Wednesday, February 15, via www.habitatbroward.org. The application deadline is Friday, March 31. Qualified prospective homeowners do not want to miss this limited opportunity.

The new energy-efficient, two-story townhomes will include three to four bedrooms, garages, modern kitchens, landscaped yards, and hurricane-impact windows.

These locations are close to city centers, schools, churches, recreational and shopping amenities with easy access to transportation and major traffic corridors.

The application process has four steps that include a pre-qualification questionnaire, orientation, financial analysis review, and face-to-face interview. Successful applicants can expect to move into a home within 12 to 18 months.
Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

• Must be a first-time homebuyer.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
• Must be a current Broward County resident or working in Broward (for a year or more).
• Must demonstrate a need for affordable housing.
• Must be within HUD income guidelines.
• Must be committed to making affordable mortgage payments.
• Must be able to show $3,000 in savings and pay $2,700 in escrow.

Interested families can visit https://habitatbroward.org/apply/ to start the pre-application process after February 15th.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Habitat for Humanity Welcomes New Outreach and Advocacy Manager

Habitat for Humanity of Broward has welcomed Maggie Zalamea
as its new Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward has welcomed Maggie Zalamea as its new Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager.

FORT LAUDERDALE (November 7, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has welcomed Maggie Zalamea as its new Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager.

Zalamea is a dynamic, results-oriented, passionate leader with over 15 years of experience in non-profit and government administration and has dedicated her career to helping those in need to achieve their highest potential.

She will spearhead Habitat Broward’s advocacy efforts by engaging civic leaders, elected officials, business community partners, faith-based and non-profit organizations in ensuring that working families in Broward can achieve the dream of homeownership.

“As we continue to grow and build our A-team, I am ecstatic to welcome Maggie to our team of dedicated professionals working to helping families achieve the ‘American Dream’ of homeownership,” said Justine Morgan, Habitat Broward Vice President, Capital and Community Relations.

Prior to Habitat Broward, Zalamea served in leadership positions in the states of Minnesota and Florida, specializing in government and legislative affairs; public policy and advocacy; and community relations, outreach, education; and engagement. Other previous roles include Director of Government Relations for the School Board of Broward County; Director of Public Policy and Community Coalitions for the Broward Teachers Union; Director of Operations for Hispanic Unity of Florida; Director of the Minnesota Latino Affairs Council; and Minnesota Assistant Attorney General.

Zalamea received her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, photography, biking, and dogs.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.
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Bank of America Donates to Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Bank of America Donates $50,000 and New Office Space Headquarters
to Community Partner, Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Bank of America Fort Lauderdale President Center with Bank of America employee volunteers present donation check to Nancy Robin Habitat for Humanity of Broward CEO and Executive Director right with Ashley Coop.jpg

FORT LAUDERDALE (November 2, 2022) – Bank of America recently presented a donation check of $50,000 and committed to providing office space for Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s new headquarters in support of the non-profit’s mission.

The new office space located on the 2nd floor of the Fort Lauderdale Bank of America branch at 888 NW 62nd Street allows Habitat Broward to conduct its homeownership classes onsite for the first time in its history.
“We are grateful for the overwhelming support from our partners at Bank of America,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s CEO and Executive Director. “This new office space affords us the opportunity to host homeownership classes at this central location for the first time in history, and the funds donated helped five families to get closer to their dream of homeownership.”

After the check presentation, Bank of America Fort Lauderdale President, Lori Chevy and employee volunteers rolled up their sleeves to work with Habitat Broward at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach. They worked side-by-side with future habitat homeowners to help complete five new homes in what is the largest affordable single-family home development in Broward’s history.

Construction of homes was made possible in part by the $50,000 grant from Bank of America and stems from a shared vision that providing access to affordable housing advances economic mobility and enriches the community.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.
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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Philanthropic Leader

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (September 20, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has named Glenn Jenkins as its new Major Gifts Officer.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Philanthropic LeaderJenkins brings to Habitat Broward a long history of nonprofit leadership and relationship building focused on matching the passion and intent of donors with the charitable expression of their values.

“We are entering an exciting new era of growth and I am delighted to welcome Glenn to a team dedicated to helping families achieve the ‘American Dream’ of homeownership,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “Glenn has a proven track record of forging long-term partnerships with donors that change lives thanks to his integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.”

Prior to Habitat Broward, Jenkins sat on the Board of Directors of Embrace Kids Foundation from 1997 to 2001. In August 2001 he transitioned from a volunteer role to that of the Acting Executive Director. He was appointed the Executive Director of the charity in August 2003 and held that position through December 2021. Throughout his tenure, Embrace Kids Foundation’s program funding increased five-fold and annual income increased by 10 percent (on average) every year from 2001 to 2017. He was the driving force behind the Embrace Kids Endowed Chair at Rutgers Cancer Institute, which became a permanent endowment in 2018.

Additionally, Jenkins held an important leadership and fundraising role in the formation of the Pediatric Palliative Care (PACCT) Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, which provide quality end-of-life care to children in their family homes.

Jenkins graduated from Rutgers University in 1995 with a degree in economics and minor in accounting. He then received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami. He participated in a nationally recognized Leadership & Development Program at the University of Miami and received his graduate degree in 1997. In 2011, he completed a master’s degree in global management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.
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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Board Members

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (September 21, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has appointed four new board members – Timothy Bryant, Robyn Hankerson-Printemps, Kelley Jackson, and Maria Menendez.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Board Members

“We are delighted to have Timothy, Robyn, Kelley and Maria join the board,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “They bring a diverse set of expertise to the already tremendously strong board, at a time where Habitat Broward is doing more than ever before to address Broward’s affordable workforce housing crisis”.

Bryant as Director of External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has proven experience leveraging his unique combination of interpersonal skills and technical knowledge to deliver results in the electric utility sector. His extensive background working with elected officials and their staffs in the development of critical transmission and renewable energy projects, including utility-scale solar generating facilities across Florida. Additionally, he is a former commissioned officer in the U.S. Army National Guard, having served over 12 years in Kansas and North Carolina. He is currently licensed to practice engineering in the states of Alabama, Florida and Kansas and is a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a graduate of Baker University’s MBA program. He currently serves as a community stakeholder on several boards.

Hankerson-Printemps is a strategic communications professional with 15 years of experience in public relations, marketing, event planning, social media, media buying, community outreach, sponsor/partner development and fundraising. She is currently the Community Relations Manager at Publix Super Markets where she is leading community giving, strategic partnerships and philanthropic initiatives throughout the southeast coast of Florida from Monroe to Brevard Counties. She is also a part time adjunct professor at the University of Florida.

Jackson is a devoted volunteer with significant track record of success with organizations and is currently a Scientific Studies Manager at UnitedHealth Group; She leads the Clinical Quality Management Studies team of analysts and data technicians for continuous quality improvement within Veteran Affairs Community Care Network. She is an engaged, innovative nursing leader with experience spanning corporate health and wellness, patient education and outreach, clinical operations, direct patient care, and research. She received both her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in advanced practice nursing from Michigan State University and Doctor of Philosophy in nursing science from Florida Atlantic University.

Menendez has served as chief financial officer of GL Homes of Florida Holding Corporation and GL Financial Services since 2002. She is also the chief financial officer of GL Commercial Holdings Corporation, which owns and operates twelve commercial centers throughout South Florida. GL Homes and subsidiaries is the nation’s 30th largest builder based on revenue and the nation’s 13th largest private homebuilder. She was recognized by Builder Magazine as one of “Home Building’s Most Powerful Women” and by Travel Agent Magazine as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Travel.” She received both her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in international business and her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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First Responder Welcomed Home

First Responder Welcomed Home in Habitat Broward’s
Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach Mayor, Rex Hardin & Bank of America Market President, Lori Chevy with the Miranda Family and Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director, Nancy Robin

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward celebrated the dedication of The Miranda Family’s new affordable home, on Saturday, July 23, at Northwest 27th Avenue, in the Collier City revitalization community in Pompano Beach.

Tanisia Miranda is a devoted mother of three, who worked hard to become the first person in her family to own a home. As a payroll clerk for the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department and a part-time park ranger for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, she is dedicated to her career, while providing a better life for her children.

“We recognize that affordable housing is critical to put individuals and families on a path toward long-term stability and success,” said Lori Chevy, president, Bank of America Fort Lauderdale. “For three decades, Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for Humanity across the country in support of our shared goal to build thriving communities through the power of homeownership. Congratulations, Miranda family!”

When asked what homeownership means to her, Miranda said words can’t come close to expressing her gratitude and excitement. “This means the world to us. It makes all those long nights, sometimes working 14 days straight, worth it. There was a purpose for it all and it came in God’s grace and his time.”

Mayor of Pompano Beach, Rex Hardin and Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat Broward home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

“This day wouldn’t be possible without a lot of partners, from the City of Pompano Beach and our truly incredible and giving volunteers to our amazing Family Home Sponsor, Bank of America,” said Lily Pardo, Habitat Broward Board Chair. “I’d also like to recognize our generous House Foundation Sponsor, The Larson Family and to the United Way of Broward County’s Housing United program for down payment assistance.”

The new home is part of an innovative 12 home partnership between Habitat Broward, private funders, the City of Pompano Beach, and its CRA to revitalize Collier City, remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Habitat Broward celebrates the completion of 12 homes

Habitat Broward Completes 12-Home Collier City Revitalization Community with a Dedication Ceremony for Final Four Homes in Pompano Beach

Habitat Broward celebrates the completion of the 12 home Collier City Revitalization Community with new homeowners officials home sponsors staff volunteers family and friends

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 27, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward celebrated the completion of the 12-home Collier City Revitalization Community, at NW 27th Avenue in Pompano Beach, with a dedication ceremony for the final four homes on Saturday, June 25.

Florida House Representative Chip LaMarca, The City of Pompano Beach Vice Mayor, Beverly Perkins, and District 5 Commissioner, Cyndy Floyd celebrated this milestone along with the new homeowners, Habitat home sponsors, board members, staff, volunteers, family, and friends.

“Affordable housing is vital to families. A house is not just a house, it’s a home that shelters, protects, and nurtures families. It offers those inside the opportunity to thrive and supports their economic and personal development,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “It’s not just critical for families, it’s so important for communities – affordable housing uplifts residents, encourages social connection, reduces overcrowding, increases adjacent property values, attracts businesses and jobs, and lowers crime rates.”

These homes were made possible thanks to the generosity of family home sponsors Amerant Bank, Bank of America, Publix Super Market Charities, UKG; house foundation sponsors The Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, The Larson Family, TIAA Bank; blueprint sponsors Holman Automotive, The Pauline M. Weinacht Fund, Rotary Club of Weston, Truist Foundation, and Wells Fargo Bank; gift-in-kind sponsors City Furniture, DOW, Hunter Douglas, Schneider Electric, Sherwin-Williams, Whirlpool Corporation, WSVN-TV Channel 7 and Yale.

Additionally, special thanks for down payment assistance from United Way of Broward and the continued support of the City of Pompano Beach.

The new homes and various improvements to the Collier City neighborhood are the result of a master plan for the revitalization of the area initiated by the Pompano Beach CRA to remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community. City improvements under the plan include infrastructure and streetscape improvements, street lighting upgrades, landscaping, and the building of a new Broward Sheriff’s Office substation at the Southwest corner of NW 27th Avenue and NW 4th Court.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

Four Families Receive the Keys to their New Homes

Four Families Receive the Keys to their New Homes in the Habitat Broward Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

Four Families Receive the Keys to their New Homes in the Habitat Broward Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 21, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward, the City of Pompano Beach and home sponsors Burdette Beckmann Inc., Robert Taylor Jr. Family, The Fountainhead and TIAA Bank celebrated the dedication of four new affordable homes on Saturday, June 18th at NW 27th Avenue, in the Collier City revitalization community in Pompano Beach ahead of Juneteenth and Father’s Day festivities during National Homeownership Month.

New Habitat homeowner, Willie Fletcher reflects on how important this milestone is for him and his family especially on the eve of Juneteenth and Father’s Day. When asked what he is looking forward to the most Fletcher said, “to wake up every single day in our own home and realize our dream came true and to feel just how truly blessed we are.” The dad of one, to Kiara (8), thanked the City and his home sponsor Robert Taylor Jr. Family and Burdette Beckmann, Inc. for making the day possible.

“Millard Fuller once said, ‘for a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other. That’s what this community proves today, which is particularly important this weekend as we celebrate Juneteenth,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “We are revitalizing this community together – corporate, government, and nonprofit partners are changing this community’s future and the lives of all those who call it home.”

Mayor of Pompano Beach, Rex Hardin and Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

The four homes are part of an innovative 12 home partnership between Habitat, the CRA and the City to revitalize Collier City, remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community. Nine of the 12 lots were deeded to Habitat by the CRA for the construction of affordable single-family homes. Habitat purchased three other lots privately.

The new homes and various improvements to the Collier City neighborhood are the result of a master plan for the revitalization of the area initiated by the CRA. City improvements under the plan include infrastructure and streetscape improvements, street lighting upgrades, landscaping, and the building of a new Broward Sheriff’s Office substation at the Southwest corner of NW 27th Avenue and NW 4th Court.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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