Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that builds houses around the world for people in need of a decent and affordable place to live.
Our roots in affordable housing stem from a farm in Georgia, where farm owners Millard and Linda Fuller, responding to a critical need for adequate shelter for workers, organized volunteers to build affordable homes. They offered homes with low-cost mortgages to families in need.
Locally, several Seminole County residents joined together in November 1990 to better the life of an elderly woman living in a home that had deteriorated beyond repair. They wanted to tear down the shack and build her and her family a new home – one where she could feel proud and be safe. To make this dream a reality, the group formed the Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County affiliate in June 1991. We extended our reach and impact in 2011 by merging with another affiliate to form the 501(c)(3) Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka.
We know the effect of homeownership extends beyond a roof and walls. Creating new homes and knowledgeable homeowners improves neighborhoods, which positively impacts the entire community and increases property values. Homeowners pay more attention to their surroundings, pay property taxes, develop civic pride, and teach the next generation to do the same. Their children’s school grades and graduation rates are better and teen pregnancy rates are lower.
We have seen the changes in the areas in which we have built and have experienced long-term homeowners sharing their Habitat experience to encourage other hardworking friends to apply. We welcome you as a donor, volunteer, financial education student of Future Homebuyer. If you have questions, we’re just and email or phone call away! email@example.com or 407-696-5855.