Entries by Habitat Hillsborough Editorial Team

Habitat Hillsborough Hosts Affordable Homeownership Opportunities and Resource Event for Veterans

If you are a military veteran in need of affordable homeownership, please join us for an informative event about opportunities and resources available in our community specifically for veterans presented by several affordable housing leaders including Habitat Hillsborough, Bank of America, Operation Hope, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay and Tampa Housing Authority. Saturday, October 26, 2019 […]

Raising the roof on the first of two Habitat-Thrivent Faith Build homes

As the sun rose early Saturday morning there was a glow of a different kind on the build site as 20 volunteers arrived to kick off the start of the annual Habitat Hillsborough / Thrivent Faith Build. Excited to be part of this annual faith community event, these enthusiastic volunteers quickly went to work to […]

Publix contributes $55,000 to build Habitat Hillsborough home for Tampa family of four

TAMPA, FL (August 29, 2019) – Thanks to a generous donation from Publix Super Markets Charities, the dream of homeownership has come true for a Tampa mother and her three children, who received the key to their recently completed Habitat for Humanity home at a dedication ceremony Thursday morning. Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) contributed […]

Habitat breaks ground on its Faith Build for two homes

TAMPA, FL – August 1, 2019 – Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County kicked off its annual 10-week “Faith Build” event this morning when representatives from Thrivent Financial and eight local faith congregations used their gold shovels to turn the dirt for the symbolic start of home construction in the USF community development area for […]

Habitat Hillsborough Global Village team builds “Lego-like” house from recycled plastic bricks

Building a home is always an adventure for our Habitat volunteers, but for the team of 12 Habitat Hillsborough volunteers who flew to the Dominican Republic on July 13 to participate in a Habitat Global Village home build, it is feeling a little like child’s play.  That’s because this Global Village build is a pilot […]

Affordable Homeownership is Key to Stability for County Residents and Our Local Communities

By Tina Swain, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Hillsborough County residents are struggling to cope with the high cost of housing.  More than 200,000 or 41% of households in the County are paying more than 30% of their income for housing and more than 100,000 households are paying in excess of 50% of […]

Ascentia Development Group and Batson Cook Construction partner with Habitat Hillsborough to build affordable housing

TAMPA, FL, June 13, 2019 – Luxury builder Ascentia Development Group (ADG), Batson Cook Construction (BCC) and Virage Bayshore will be raising the roof on June 15th for a Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County home build that is the first of ten Habitat homes to be constructed within the University Area Community Development district. […]

Tampa Bay Real Estate Summer Social

Join us for the Tampa Real Estate Summer Social & Build!  Real estate professionals, organizations, associations and businesses across the Tampa Bay Area will come together to enjoy a fun evening of networking with industry leaders while supporting a great cause…Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County! Enjoy a luxurious evening networking with Tampa Bay Real […]

Tampa Mayor Castor visits Habitat Hillsborough homeowners to kick off National Homeownership Month.

TAMPA, FL, June 5, 2019 – Newly elected Tampa Mayor Jane Castor kicked off National Homeownership month on Saturday morning sharing coffee, donuts and a tour of an Ybor City area Habitat for Humanity home with its new homeowners, Adam and Nanci Damewood. Mayor Castor was invited for her June 1st visit by the Damewood […]

Habitat Hillsborough’s Saroufim a 2019 CFO of the Year Honoree

Please join us in congratulating our own Christine Saroufim who is among the 21 local financial executives selected as Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2019 CFO of the Year honorees. The CFO of the Year honorees were determined by a panel of judges based on career background, implementation of strategic initiatives, community involvement and overall excellence in […]