Entries by Habitat Hillsborough Editorial Team

Habitat homeowner reflects on how owning an affordable home has impacted her family.

Almost five years ago, Charlsene Wilcox’s world turned upside down. The mother of two teens found herself at the center of a perfect storm of misery when a series of events collided and challenged her with personal and financial hardship. One year after achieving her dream of homeownership, Charlene reflects on how her home has helped stabilize […]

Habitat Hillsborough Women Build Changes During the Coronavirus Public Restrictions

In only a few short days, the whirl of life in our society has been dramatically halted out of civic duty to protect our citizens from the spread of COVID-19. With so many businesses, restaurants and entertainment venues closing and most events canceling, Habitat Hillsborough has made the decision to do its part to help […]

Charity Navigator awards Habitat Hillsborough 4-star rating for third consecutive year

TAMPA, FL — February 12, 2020 — For the third consecutive year, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County has earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only […]

Still time to get involved with Habitat Hillsborough’s Women Build 2020!

The official kick-off of Habitat Hillsborough’s Women Build 2020 is February 6th! We have 16 teams of women registered as of today and we have room for more since this year we are building for not one, but TWO families! Join us for our fourth annual Women Build as we construct two side-by-side homes for […]

Candlelight Celebration Caps Off Veterans Build 2019

Thanks to the generosity of our Veterans Initiative partner, Bank of America, and 27 participating sponsors, in-kind donors and hundreds of volunteers, we had an outstanding Veterans Week of Service November 5th – 11th and Veterans Build new home construction for Air Force veteran Vincent Smith and his brother, Caleb, which began Veterans Day. After […]

Veteran Writes About Habitat Hillsborough’s Home Preservation Program

During our Veterans Week of Service, Nov. 5th – 11th, Navy veteran Tim Healy was one of seven veteran homeowners whose homes received exterior repairs and renovations by our Home Preservation Program team led by HPP Manager Jeremy Cooke and nearly 100 volunteers who came out to help. Five weeks later we were pleasantly surprised […]

Habitat Hillsborough and Bank of America Officially “Raise the Roof” on Second Veterans Build Home

TAMPA, Fla., November 5, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, Bank of America is affirming its support for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County’s Veterans Initiative program with a $25,000 grant that will assist the nonprofit in serving local veterans with affordable homeownership, home repairs and volunteer opportunities. As Habitat’s Veterans Initiative program partner, […]