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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)….