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 Welcomes Four Families in Collier City

Habitat Broward and the City of Pompano Beach CRA Partner to Welcome Home Four Families in Collier City

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward (Habitat) in partnership with the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Pompano Beach (City) celebrated the dedication of four new affordable homes on Saturday, June 11th at NW 27th Avenue, in the Collier City neighborhood of Pompano Beach.

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.

“We are very proud of the tremendous spirit of cooperation that occurred between the Public and Nonprofit sectors to bring this extraordinary project to fruition,” said Nguyen Tran, Pompano Beach CRA Director. “Single family homes had not been allowed previously in a B2 Commercially Zoned District until the CRA approached the City in 2015 to amend the zoning code. In 2019, the CRA deeded 9 vacant lots to Habitat for Humanity to transform this area and provide much needed housing. And today, we welcome with these families as they become proud Pompano Beach first-time homeowners.”

Representatives Nguyen Tran, Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner and Robert McKinzie, City Commissioner, District III joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

“The pioneering work of the City of Pompano Beach and the sponsorship of JM Family Enterprises has allowed us to build more than homes within a struggling neighborhood, together we are building community,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “Thanks to the CRA, NW 27th Avenue has a much brighter future held fast by the anchor of homeownership.”

New Habitat homeowner, Lashon Dicks celebrated the day after a year of education and home construction had earned her the home and its affordable mortgage. The Healthcare Billing Specialist and mother of two boys Zavious (12) and Kelly (7) thanked the City and her home sponsor JM Family Enterprises for making the day possible. “We are so blessed to have a place of our own that provides the peace of mind only ownership can give you,” she said.

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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