Habitat Seminole-Apopka Breaks Ground on 25th Anniversary Build!

On September 10th, Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka celebrated the beginning of our 25th Anniversary Build with a groundbreaking. The Magnolia Place site is located in the Longwood area off Ronald Reagan Boulevard and just a few blocks from the SunRail Station. When completed in 2016, Magnolia Place will be home for 10 local families with a combined 29 children.

The Magnolia Place groundbreaking offered a chance for the community to learn more about Habitat’s program while meeting friends and neighbors at the site where construction will begin soon. One of our homebuyer partners, Conswello Bradley, shared her story of perseverance and dream of providing a safe, stable home for her three daughters. 

"It was a dream come true to sacrifice so much, with thoughts of giving up many times, because this home means everything to me and my children," - Conswello Bradley

The Magnolia Place project is a part of Habitat’s larger effort to eradicate poverty housing in the Seminole County and Greater Apopka area by stabilizing at-risk neighborhoods through affordable homeownership, home repair, and weatherization opportunities to low-income residents.

The current structure has been left abandoned since 2008 with an empty adjacent lot where the second phase of our project will take place. Habitat seeks to transform the neighborhood by completing the abandoned, blighted structures and will work with the City of Longwood to improve a local park near the development. Habitat is excited to begin work in Longwood, and even more excited to bring 10 families the opportunity to build their life there.