Habitat News

March – A Month to Celebrate Women!

March – A Month to Celebrate Women!

We invite you to log into our Zoom Happy Hour Wednesday, March 8th from 6:00-7:00 pm to hear Lauline Mitchell, ESP, our Special Guest Speaker for International Women’s Day (#IWD23). Lauline, of BBI Construction, is President of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). She’ll share what the Day means to her as professional…

Carletha and Eugene Nathan – Women Build 2023 Future Homebuyer

Carletha and Eugene Nathan – Women Build 2023 Future Homebuyer

As Carletha and Eugene (Gene) Nathan recount their history of being “ripped off” when trying to buy a house, we can’t help but feel the pain. That pain has now turned to joy and disbelief as they work towards buying their forever home. The Nathans have been together for 40 years. They’ve raised five children,…

Annunciation Volunteers – To Love & Serve Others

Annunciation Volunteers – To Love & Serve Others

We’re thrilled to share an article from the Florida Catholic newsletter of the Diocese of Orlando that highlights Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs as longtime volunteers at Habitat Seminole-Apopka. Our staff, Board and – especially – Future Homebuyers are extremely grateful for the hardworking souls from the church, who come monthly to build alongside…

Something to Shout About!

Something to Shout About!

We’re bursting with pride and appreciation! Habitat Seminole-Apopka, your Hometown Habitat, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from CAHEC, a nonprofit engaged in developing affordable housing for sale to low-income households. They have offered their Open Doors Homeownership Grant since 2004; and only three grants are being awarded in 2022. CAHEC’s focus this year is to assist nonprofit developers, such as…

2021-2022 Impact Report

2021-2022 Impact Report

Have we got good news! We invite you to read our hot-off-the-press 2021-2022 Impact Report, which gives a snapshot of what YOU have helped us accomplish this year to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in Seminole County and Apopka. Your generous time, talent and treasure have helped provide 12 hardworking families with their…

Out of Reach 2022: The High Cost of Housing

Out of Reach 2022: The High Cost of Housing

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released its 2022 Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing. This annual report documents “the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States.” It’s a noteworthy way to compare the rental housing landscape from year to year and is…

The Power of Perseverance: Darlene’s Story

The Power of Perseverance: Darlene’s Story

Homeownership seemed almost impossible for former Nursing Assistant and disabled Senior, Darlene Campbell. When Darlene first saw a flyer about Habitat Seminole-Apopka in 2017 and applied for our program, she unfortunately got denied several times; but Darlene persevered. With Habitat’s assistance, Darlene worked on increasing her credit score and income. Her work paid off and…

$3.5M Gift from Mackenzie Scott to Habitat Seminole-Apopka

$3.5M Gift from Mackenzie Scott to Habitat Seminole-Apopka

As part of an unrestricted, $436 million gift to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations from American author and philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, Habitat Seminole-Apopka has been chosen by Makenzie Scott a transformational $3.5 million. The gift will substantially help our affiliate realize our goal of providing affordable housing and financial education….

Amara didn’t give up when her application wasn’t approved…
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Amara didn’t give up when her application wasn’t approved…

Amara looks around at her beautiful forever home and thinks back to when she first applied to Habitat Seminole-Apopka back in February of 2019. Unfortunately, she had made a series of financial missteps causing her to have too much debt in collections to be accepted into the homeownership program (read about our application requirements here)….